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Old 03-23-2004, 03:38 PM   #1
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The New BMW 1 Series

BMW have published pictures of its new One Series today. The little ugly duckling of the family officially breaks cover for the first time. Prices for the all-new 1-Series will be announced later in the Spring.

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Old 03-23-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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Not iDrive!!!!!nooooooooooo

conclusion: Chris Bangle.
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:51 PM   #3
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I think that the front end looks good but...............the rear end looks like a golf I heard that it will be pretty cheap for a bmw. But it doest seem to stay true to bmw's roots. (sports car)
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But it doest seem to stay true to bmw's roots. (sports car)

??? BMW's roots are NOT sports cars.
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Old 03-24-2004, 12:04 AM   #5
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I like the look of that...I think it's about time BMW made a car to rival cars like the Vauxhall (Opel) Astra and Ford Focus....and SJ's right, BMW may have made a few Sportier cars in recent times but I wouldn't really say that's where their roots lie! oh..and didn't Chris Bangle resign?
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Old 03-24-2004, 12:24 AM   #6
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oh..and didn't Chris Bangle resign?

not sure about that...where did you hear it? because if it's true then it will truly be a day to rejoice.
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
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Car looks good! Lose the iDrive, tho. Good design!
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:31 PM   #8
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??? BMW's roots are NOT sports cars.


sorry their roots are airplanes but some of the first cars that they made where for the race track
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sorry their roots are airplanes but some of the first cars that they made where for the race track
Ummm, not really. BMW's first car production car was the Dixi in 1928. It had a whopping 18 hp and a top speed of around 50 mph. As you can see from the picture it's not exactly a hot rod.




From there, their next production car was the 3/20 of 1932. With a huge increase in power to 20 hp it was the first car designed entirely in house by BMW.




We have to go all the way to 1936 to find a car worthy of the race track. That would be the 328 which is considered to be the most successful racing car of the thirties.




So, as you can see it took BMW eight years to go from starting to produce cars to building a car deserving of the moniker "sports car".
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