COPENHAGEN – BMW AG’s 1-Series Coupe, set to arrive in North America next year, is a reincarnation of the marque’s famed 2002 model, sold in the U.S. from 1968-1972, says BMW U.S. Holding Corp. CEO Tom Purves. The 2002 small car, which sold 84,000 units during its 4-year run, built its reputation on its driving dynamics and performance – attributes found in the new 1-Series, he says. “(The 1-Series is) very similar in size to the original 2002, which was a huge success back in the ...

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