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Old 24th March 2004, 00:13   #1
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BMW finally lauches it's much awaited 1 series car. The looks are pretty controversal but what else do u expect with chris bangle doing the designing? For some strange reason the rear of the car seems like that of the Alfa Romeo 147 hatchback. What do u think guys?
the car will have 4 engines.
1. Entry level 1.6 ltr 115bhp and 15Nm of torque.
2. 2.0 liter VALVETRONIC with 150 bhp and 200Nm of torque.
3. 2.0 litr CRDI 122 BHP
4. 2.0 ltr CRDI 163 bhp.
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Prices will be announced when the car is launched in spring 2004.
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The car looks good in black and the interiors are pretty neat maintaining the solid and stylish interiors of bmw. Maybe chris bangle isn't allowed to fiddle around with the interiors.

Oh ya...the car is a REAR WHEEL DRIVE!
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oops fogot to post the pic of the interiors. so here it is!
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Nice interiors...decent rear and side profile. The car looks extremely well-packaged especially with the choice of engines on offer.

Whats the pricing comparable to?

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prices will be announced at the time of official launch of the car in spring. I wonder if they r going to price it bang with the alfa romeo 147 or audi A3
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Looks nice. Interiors are fine too. And RWD too. Love ya!
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Hey Amit

great pics on the 1-series and great work . So no changes to the 1-series from the scoop pics i'd put up a month back. But whats more imp is the specs look good.

But i can already see some kinda cannibilisation... mini and 1-series have nearly same specs (except the 2.0 CRDI). Hope they dont lose on sales there. I am still a lil disappointed with the looks, its trying hard to look like an Alfa 147, but not getting there. I think their sales target for this year shud be 1,50,000 units and cud go upto 2,00,000 units.

Will the 1-series work? Gimme some time and i'll give u guys a complete analysis. As of rite now, i am just hoping their price positioning and competition check is spot on.

Till then keep revvin
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Well i like it .. it aint that bad in looks too.. but ya.. the over all structure definately resembles 147 GTA...specs gr8 too!
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ya the specs look good. even the car deosnt look too bang[l]ed. one thiing i dont like though is the shape of the grille. The lower part is moved a bit inwards. Earlier BMs had a straight grille.
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