PDA

View Full Version : The new 1 series


MP328
05-09-2002, 02:54 PM
here are the pictures i found at www.bild.de a german newspaper. bmw introduced the car in geneva i think or somewhere here are the pictures.

http://members.rogers.com/alenpuskar/cars/1er.jpg
http://members.rogers.com/alenpuskar/cars/1era.jpg
http://members.rogers.com/alenpuskar/cars/1erb.jpg
http://members.rogers.com/alenpuskar/cars/1erc.jpg
http://members.rogers.com/alenpuskar/cars/1erd.jpg

djcontra
05-09-2002, 03:02 PM
That thing is still a concept photo
it's got no door handles or anything
'im sure it'll change with saftey requirements, wind tunnel tests, and other mics things.

either way i dont like it =)

Rolled_Out
05-09-2002, 03:43 PM
bmw is going to have problems in the next 10 years if they start releaing shit like this...they are doing so well right now, but i feel a downfall coming unless they get rid of chris bangle and make some serious changes that dont make there cars look so
honda-ish with those ugly lights and car... yuck.
on the other hand, look @ the MB cars, stunning, all the new models look so f'n good... mercedes is doing an amazing job.. maybe bmw should hire some of their designers..*th-up*

Furious
05-09-2002, 04:58 PM
all i can say is "s2000"

satan_srv
05-09-2002, 06:30 PM
Yeah those tailights are a pretty harsh rip on the S2000....but then again not much is original these days.

djcontra
05-09-2002, 07:29 PM
Hey satan_srv
i love your car
that's probably the only honda i'd ever want to own, is the prelude model you've got there. I love those slim headlights.

E30Godz
05-09-2002, 08:10 PM
im being serious, thats the only newer BMW design i like, the interior could use some changing but it kinda harkens back to the E30 design, i really like that one, it will prolly be a lot lighter too!

SickFinga
05-09-2002, 08:47 PM
to ne honest I like new 7th and this 1st series

MP328
05-10-2002, 12:48 PM
this is the whole article if u know german. they brought the car out to munich to see what people would say.




In zwei Jahren kommt der 1er

Bühne frei für den neuen BMW

Von TIMO FRIEDMANN

Mario Greco fällt ein Stein vom Herzen. Der Ingenieur ist verantwortlich für den CS1, sein erstes Projekt bei BMW. "Das ist die erste Studie, die wir komplett bei BMW im FIZ (Forschungs- und Informationszentrum) gebaut haben", erklärt Werner Hanmayr, zuständig für den Bau des Concept Car. "Alle Abteilungen haben mit vollem Einsatz mitgearbeitet, wir wollten eine perfekte Studie bauen. Sogar der Auspuff klingt grandios."
Knapp 4,30 Meter misst die Kohlefaserkarosserie, ist 20 Zentimeter kürzer als beim 3er. Die Frontpartie spiegelt Tradition und Moderne wider. Jede Strebe in der weit aufgerissenen Niere ist aus Aluminium gefräst und leicht verdreht. Einzeln betrachtet ein zeitgenössisches Kunstwerk. Die Nase mit negativem Sturz erinnert an den alten 2002er. Unter der spitz nach oben zulaufenden Glasabdeckung sind die Bi-Xenon-Scheinwerfer klar erkennbar. Die scharf gezogene Kante auf Höhe der Gürtellinie ist ein weiterer Tribut an den 2002. Damals war sie noch verchromt. Beim CS1 schwächt sie sich nach vorn ab und fließt in die Motorhaube. Kraftvoll schiebt sich seitlich der Kotflügel hervor.

Wie der Körper einer Raubkatze im Sprung spannt sich die Seitenlinie von Rad zu Rad. Gewölbte Flächen vermitteln schon im Stand ein Gefühl von Bewegung. Das Heck erscheint gegen die Front zierlich, filigran. Keine Spur vom grobklotzigen 7er.

Laut Entwicklungsvorstand Burkhard Gösche zeigt die Form des CS1 schon den neuen 1er. Nur im Innenraum durften sich die Designer noch nach Herzenslust austoben. Ledersitze mit transparenten Gelkissen, eine Alu-Querspange als Armaturenträger. Darin versteckt Bedienelemente und Bordmonitor. Neopren spannt sich wie ein Segel über runde Anzeigen (wie beim Motorrad) und Kopfstützen.

Unter der Haube findet sich typische BMW-Technik. Der 1,8- Liter-Vierzylinder mit variablem Ventilhub (Valvetronic) und 115 PS treibt die Hinterräder an. Geschaltet wird über das sequenzielle Schaltgetriebe SMG.

Bei einer ersten Probefahrt durch die Straßen Münchens fällt vor allem eins
auf – der CS1. Autofahrer hupen, winken, lächeln uns zu. Der Wind fegt durchs Haar, der Auspuff brabbelt tief dröhnend. Nach drei Stunden ist der Spaß vorbei, der CS1 kehrt zurück ins FIZ. Das Wiedersehen wird dauern, erst in zwei Jahren startet der 1er. Zunächst als kompakte Limousine, 2006 folgt nach Kombi und Coupé das Cabrio.

djcontra
05-10-2002, 12:50 PM
Translated (poorly though):

In two years the 1er stage comes freely for the new BMW of TIMO FRIEDMANN Mario Greco falls a stone of the heart. Engineer is responsible for the CS1, its first project with BMW. "that is the first study, which we built, explain completely with BMW in the FIZ (research and information center)" for Werner Hanmayr, responsibly for the building of the Concept Car. "all departments cooperated with full employment, we wanted to build perfect a study. Even the exhaust sounds grandios." The carbon fiber body measures, is 20 centimeters shorter scarcely 4.30 meters than with more ér. The front portion reflects tradition and modern trend. Each prop in the kidney broken far is milled and easily rotated from aluminum. A contemporary work of art regards individually. The nose with negative fall reminds of the old 200èr. Under pointedly upward the approaching glasabdeckung the Bi xenon headlight is clearly recognizable. The sharply drawn edge on height of the belt line is a further tribute to the 2002. At that time it was still chromium-plated. With the CS1 it weakens forward and flows themselves into the hood. Strong laterally the fender pushes itself out. Like the body of a robbery cat in the jump the collateral line from wheel stretches itself to wheel curved surfaces already obtains while stationary a feeling of movement. The tail appears delicate to filigran against the front. No trace of the grobklotzigen 7er. According to development executive committee Burkhard Goe shows the form of the CS1 already the new 1er. Only in the interior the designers were allowed to out-rave themselves still after heart desire. Leather seats with transparent gel cushions, an aluminum transverse clip as armature carriers. Therein control elements and on-board monitor hides. Neoprene stretches itself like a sail over round announcements (as with the motorcycle) and head restraints. Under the hood is typical BMW technology. The 1,8 litre four-cylinder with variable ventilhub (Valvetronic) and 115 HP propels the rear wheels. One switches over the sequenzielle transmission SMG. With a first test run by the roads of Munich above all one are noticeable - the CS1. driver honk, to signs, smile us too. The wind sweeps brabbelt deep by the hair, the exhaust roaring. After three hours the fun is past, the CS1 turns back in the FIZ. Seeing again will last, only in two years starts the 1er. First as compact sedan, 2006 follow after combination and Coupé the Cabrio.

djcontra
05-10-2002, 12:54 PM
Well i like the following about it:

-SMG
-Leather seats with Gel padding (ooh comfy!)
-Bi-Xenon's
-Carbon Fibre Body (yeah i dont think that'll be in the production model though)


but i hate the styling, no matter how functional it is =/

satan_srv
05-10-2002, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by djcontra
Hey satan_srv
i love your car
that's probably the only honda i'd ever want to own, is the prelude model you've got there. I love those slim headlights.

Hehe thanks man, it's the only Honda I'd ever own too (hmm maybe the S2k).

It's a 96 Honda Prelude SR-V...2.2l 190hp DOHC VTEC engine...hmm what else, all leather interior and lots of goodies. . Overall, a great car that I'll never sell, and the SR-V (VTEC) model in that body style is very rare..

You love the headlights cause they're not stock, they're JDM On-Piece Black Housing Lights from Japan...quite rare as they were OEM on only Japanese models! Big difference over the stock lights for sure

BTW I met one of your members (bimmer/beemer power?) yesterday at the Mall in Kitchener, ON...he had a NICE Ride...I would buy a BMW someday..but I think it would have to be like an M5...those things are invincible hehe.