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trev0006
11-01-2007, 04:32 PM
BMW 1-series tii concept could enter production with 340HP


BMW Concept 1-series tii (http://www.dpccars.com/photos/10-25-07page-BMW-1-series-tii.htm) has been causing a bit of a stir of late, with word getting out its housing a more powerful version of the 335is 3.0L twin turbo. The rumor comes from a group of German journalists who have apparently driven the car. With the U.S. introduction of the 1-series just around the corner, it makes sense for BMW to test more powerful versions and expand the limited range of models coming to the worlds biggest car market. Currently, only the 125i and 135i are scheduled to go on sale in the States.


Interestingly, the engine is said to be tweaked to produce 340hp, up from the original 306hp, suggesting it may be the basis for a possible hardcore version, according to the guys from AutoBild. A car as potent and light as this could easily blitz the competition, as its RWD setup will give it the precision and control not possible in most of its rivals due to their FWD or AWD powertrains.

The concept also featured a fully aerodynamically tuned bodykit and plenty of carbon-fiber to keep weight down and strength up. The carbon-fiber roof, as seen on the concept, could also become a trademark of BMWs high-performance coupes.

One thing about BMW is that most of its concept vehicles usually end up in production either as is or with very few modifications, however with this one BMW will have to tread carefully as it could turn out to be a possible M3-killer. Production plans may not be concrete yet, although we certainly hope BMW goes ahead with it.

europrince
11-01-2007, 04:53 PM
I certainly hope BMW goes ahead with it too *love*

bmwm5lover
11-02-2007, 01:30 PM
I'd definitely consider getting it!

bmdbley'sBro
11-02-2007, 02:38 PM
that would be pretty sick

golden
11-03-2007, 02:40 PM
looks amazing

Karim@Corner73
11-05-2007, 06:52 PM
Sounds like it's going to be a nice car. Can't wait to see the 1-series on the streets :P

Karim

denisemichel
11-06-2007, 08:35 AM
i like the 1 series, looks pretty good.

Meegis
11-06-2007, 09:21 AM
This article has some mistakes which could lead to false info throughout...

It says the 1 series is coming out with 125 and 135, but there is no 125, only 128. Also says original engine has 306hp, although it only has 300. It also says the car is light, but in reality, the 1 series is still going to be over 3000 lbs.

I know nothing majorly wrong, but lots of things slightly off. It seems like this piece was written just to stir the pot.

BigBoss13666
11-06-2007, 07:17 PM
sounds like a good plan i hope they continue it and start production