: The BMW Concept 1 Series tii

10-24-2007, 08:57 AM
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Agility, lightness, youthfulness and superior sportiness ***8211; all these features are presented and highlighted impressively in BMW Concept 1 Series tii.

Based on the new BMW 1 Series Coupé being presented to the world public for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show 2007, this fascinating design study is the consistent evolution of BMW's compact two-door with a clear focus on uncompromising sportiness. With its aerodynamically optimised body, a wide range of lightweight features serving to minimise the weight of the car and its axle load distribution, as well as an interior tailored specifically to the ambitious driver, this concept study clearly offers a high level of driving dynamics right from the start.

BMW Concept 1 Series tii thus offers a very highly concentrated rendition of the brand's sporting genes, at the same time proving the dynamic character of BMW's compact two-door in offering the ultimate in driving pleasure.

In its design, BMW Concept 1 Series tii clearly takes up the traditional features and characteristics of successful BMW sports cars in the past: At very first sight the beholder will see features which made numerous BMW Coupés an outstanding success on both the road and the race track back in the 1960s and '70s. These were cars characterised by compact dimensions, low weight with perfect balance front-to-rear, as well as powerful engines conveying their superior muscle to the rear wheels.

Particularly the BMW 02 introduced back in 1966 was acknowledged as the epitome of supreme agility and thrilling, highly dynamic driving characteristics based on these success factors. And now the new BMW 1 Series Coupé represents the same philosophy: Light, agile, and powerful, this compact two-door with its unparalleled, ultra-sporting handling provides an unprecedented experience at the wheel.

The similarities between these two models result in particular from the concept of the car, BMW Concept 1 Series tii bringing out all these strengths and clearly demonstrating how much the development principles applied more than four decades ago are still most appropriate today in creating sports models truly fascinating in every respect.

Description in Brief - The BMW Concept 1 Series tii

***8226; Design study based on the BMW 1 Series Coupé with an uncompromising focus on motorsport.
***8226; BMW Concept 1 Series tii as a young interpretation of classic BMW brand values.
***8226; Implementation of specific requirements for motorsport ensured through the design of the car.
***8226; Design study following the tradition of BMW's compact, light and extremely sporting coupés. The characteristic features of models particularly successful in motorsport have gone straight into BMW Concept 1 Series tii.
***8226; BMW Concept 1 Series tii underlines the extremely sporting potential and the youthful, temperamental character of the BMW 1 Series. The design study raises the focus on pure driving pleasure already associated with the BMW 1 Series Coupé to an even higher standard.
***8226; As the fifth concept car presented by BMW in 2007 alone, BMW Concept 1 Series tii clearly demonstrates the exceptional bandwidth covered by the world's leading manufacturer of premium cars. Following the BMW M3 Concept Car, the BMW Concept CS and the BMW Concept X6/BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid, BMW Concept 1 Series tii stands out as a unique symbol of maximum driving pleasure also in the compact segment.

***8226; Through its unique, completely different design, BMW Concept 1 Series tii clearly emphasises its outstanding potential in driving dynamics.
***8226; Optimised aerodynamics on the body with individual, distinctive design of the front air dam, side-sills and rear air dam. Special gurney flaps generating additional downforce on the rear axle.
***8226; Further enhancement of agility and efficiency through consistent lightweight engineering using carbon components inter alia on the engine compartment lid, the mirror caps, and the inlays for the front air intakes at the side. Significant reduction of weight versus series production cars.
***8226; Sporting, accentuated, contrasting and, at the same time, typical BMW colour scheme on the exterior and interior. The body colour Alpine White is combined with the very dark carbon structure of the CFP elements, with further highlights added in Blue.
***8226; BMW Concept 1 Series tii takes up striking features of former motorsport models in many of its details: fins along the engine compartment lid to optimise the flow of air, contrasting colour scheme on the engine compartment lid, decal strips on the roof of the car and the rear lid in contrasting colour, visible, open towing fixture.

***8226; Authentic interpretation of specific motorsport standards through the concept of the interior design as well as colours and material design.
***8226; Sports bucket seats with integrated headrests and side airbags, three-spoke sports steering wheel and gearshift knob with alcantara cover, model-specific door linings, door closing handles and armrest on the driver's side.
***8226; The contrasting colour scheme (Black, White, Blue) and the various functions and features derived from motorsport also characterise the interior of BMW Concept 1 Series tii.
***8226; The white rev counter highlights this instrument of particular significance in motorsport, the sports steering wheel with its white spokes and trim taking up the exterior colour scheme.
***8226; Use of dark alcantara on the door linings and the instrument panel prevents reflections and accentuates the driver-oriented design and configuration of the cockpit. Alcantara on the seats, the steering wheel rim and the gearshift knob optimises side support and, respectively, the driver's grip.
***8226; The newly developed structure tissue for the footwell accentuates the sporting and functional character of the interior.

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10-24-2007, 03:43 PM
I'm in love.
Oh how I cannot wait to finish medical school and payback my HUGE debt

10-24-2007, 09:40 PM
An awesome car, to be sure, but light? According to the November Automobile Magazine, the 135i weighs about 3,370 lbs. This is not light. Unless this Tii version drops a good 500 lbs somehow, it is NOT LIGHT. Sorry, Charlie.

10-26-2007, 11:28 AM
this would be a great commuter car =)...

10-27-2007, 02:56 PM
... good be a preview of an M1??

10-29-2007, 06:15 AM
Very Sweet ass acar!! But of course BMW will de-tune it so it wont be faster than the m3 or 335.

10-29-2007, 11:56 AM
Actually, they're not detuning the 135i at all. The 135i coupe is still going be pushing 300 hp w/ 300 lb-ft torque. The brochure on bmwusa.com says that the 135i coupe is 3,373 lbs. That might not seem light, but keep in mind that the E92 M3 coupe is 3,650 lbs, the E46 M3 is 3,523 lbs, and the E92 335i coupe is 3,571 lbs.

Car and Driver (http://www.caranddriver.com/roadtests/11733/2007-bmw-335i-coupe-specs-page4.html) clocks the 0-60 mph for the 335i coupe as 4.9 sec, while BMW's conservative time is 5.3 sec. BMW's conservative 0-60 mph time for the 135i is 5.1 sec (watch ***8220;Performance Engineer***8221; under videos in the Media Gallery for the 135i at bmwusa.com). Since Car and Driver clocks the 0-60 mph on the 335i coupe 0.4 sec faster than what BMW claims, they can potentially clock the 0-60 time of the 135i at 4.7 sec. Being 198 lbs lighter than the 335i coupe, I'm sure it can achieve that time, making the 0-60 mph time comparable to the E46 M3.

In addition to being much lighter than the 335i, it also carries better brakes (6-piston calipers), so this monster will spank the 335i on the track. I'm sure BMW won't make an M1 since it will disrupt the sales for the E92 M3.

My bro is going to order an AW 135i w/ red leather, so I can't wait.

11-07-2007, 04:25 PM
what is the price tag on one of these m3 killers?

11-08-2007, 02:02 PM
I don't know if this is old news, but I followed one in Ventura County (CA) last night. I was travelling from Camarillo to LA County on the 23/118. It had CA dealer plates, was all black and "camoflouged" with 200mph tape: trunk, rear window, roof, tail lights, head lights, etc. I got a good look and it was definitely the new 1tii. The rear profile and nose are very distinct. Nice looking car (despite the tape)!