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BMW 1-Series Coupe (and it's coming to America!)

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by imageWIS, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. imageWIS

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    Really? It's a modern 2002...IMHO it's a lot better than the 335i coupe, which has grown so big that it might as well be called a 535i coupe.

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    Those side panels are hideous.
     
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    The regular 1 series looks better, but none of the versions are really hot cars.
     
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    Really? It's a modern 2002...IMHO it's a lot better than the 335i coupe, which has grown so big that it might as well be called a 535i coupe.

    Jon.

    I didn't read it, I just looked at the pics of another ugly BMW. Why they insist on ruining their carefully built brand identity and style lately is completely beyond me.
     
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    Really? It's a modern 2002...IMHO it's a lot better than the 335i coupe, which has grown so big that it might as well be called a 535i coupe.

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    As a 335i sedan owner, I totally agree. I have read a few magazine arcticles about it, so far, the reviews are great. C&D (I think) clocked a 4.8 sec 0-60, should be a fun little car to drive. I am glad they decided on allowing the turbo six as an engine choice.
     
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    Looks like somebody just kicked the shit out of the lower part of the door. I still think it looks better than the 335 Coupe, which looks like a fat fuck. I'd consider it when I'm in the market for a new BMW. It'd be even better if they put the E46 M3 engine in it.
     
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    That hardly looks like it replaces the 2002. It looks absolutely huge by comparison.
     
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    That hardly looks like it replaces the 2002. It looks absolutely huge by comparison.

    This looks like it's about the same size as the E46 Coupe. Calling it a modern 2002 is ridiculous.
     
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    I really hate the downward curve of the side of the 1-series. I'd like to like this car but I just can't force myself to do it. It looks like a dachshund with a back problem.
     
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    This looks like it's about the same size as the E46 Coupe. Calling it a modern 2002 is ridiculous.

    I looked up some info, it is based off teh e46 chassis and 8 inches shorter than the current 3 coupe. Def not as small as the 2002.

    Btw the tt 3.0 is better imo than the M3 six, better fuel economy, lighter, and a bit more powerful with slighly less redline. I think BMW is going after the tuner crowd with it as forced induction is very cheap to modify for more power.
     
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    I like it very much. I'd probably go for the 128 though. As I've said before I am very hesitant to buy a turbo in any car. Then again, my 01 330Ci is still going strong and I don't see it expiring any too soon.

    BTW, another example of what I'm saying in response to SG's comments in other threads -- the other day I'm driving home from work. Some SUV zips right in front of me and behind traffic that is rapidly stopping. So, I had to slam the brakes to avoid an accident. Beemer didn't flinch. A few miles later, another crazy driver swerves in front of me and I had to swerve to avoid, a sharp maneuver at high speed that the Beemer handled w/o complaint and totally safely. Then shortly after that, another crazy driver almost slammed into me because he spaced on his exit and decided to try a maneuver across those last few yards of very rough pavement before the two paths part ways. Again, the driver is lucky I had a Beemer. In short, SG complained about the Beemers not talking to him as opposed to other cars like Subarus and Isuzus etc. Well, I don't want a car that "talks" to me, I want a car that "listens" to me.
     
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    It has the sex appeal of a Hyundai Accent.
     
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    I looked up some info, it is based off teh e46 chassis and 8 inches shorter than the current 3 coupe. Def not as small as the 2002. Btw the tt 3.0 is better imo than the M3 six, better fuel economy, lighter, and a bit more powerful with slighly less redline. I think BMW is going after the tuner crowd with it as forced induction is very cheap to modify for more power.
    How is it more powerful? The E46 M3's 3.2 liter engine makes 333hp. This 3.0 liter engine makes 300hp with twin turbo. I can see why it'll be popular, but it ain't easy playing with turbo. I can see some dumb 18 year old kid with too much money blowing the engine because he couldn't understand that twin 15psi turbos are too much for this car.
     
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    Could we please have a simple traditional dash, and no i-drive fits all ?

    Love simple tactile colour coded state preserving rocker switches and knobs.

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    I've always thought that BMW has been pretty sensible with the number of buttons they have and their placements. I even like the simplified version of the iDrive. I think the problem is that people want too much "customization," which means you have to come up with more buttons to accommodate that. If you want to blame someone, blame it on the people who wants more, for the sake of having more.
     
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    How is it more powerful? The E46 M3's 3.2 liter engine makes 333hp. This 3.0 liter engine makes 300hp with twin turbo. I can see why it'll be popular, but it ain't easy playing with turbo. I can see some dumb 18 year old kid with too much money blowing the engine because he couldn't understand that twin 15psi turbos are too much for this car.

    The hp is closer to equal, according to the dyno charts and the manufacturer is being ultra conservative with the real numbers so the Ms don't look bad. The turbo is putting down 300 ft lbs tq at 1400 rpms (V8 numbers there), the 3.2 can't make near that power. In the BMW community, it is no secret a 335 is faster than an e46 M3 from a stop or a roll in a straight line. The M3 has the edge of course in handling but not in overall power. The psi is only around 6 lbs stock.
     
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    I thought the 1 series was just a hatchback. Have they done a coupe version just for the US market?
     
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    I can't help but compare this to the MB 190E, or the Baby Benz.
     

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