Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > General BMW

General BMW
Use this forum to talk about general BMW news/stories and to chat with fellow enthusiasts about the direction that BMW is going in for their cars and/or motorcycles!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-28-2001, 04:06 AM
jastevenson jastevenson is offline
Location: SF
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 109
Mein Auto: BMW
Euro car styling is in serious trouble!!

From autoexpress...so apparently all future euro cars are gonna look like ford focuses

Expect change in how you sit in your car. In future, drivers will be seated higher so they can see over the new-shaped bonnets that are on their way.
That's the view of car design experts who say reworked front ends will be needed to meet forthcoming European pedestrian protection rules. Work on designing 'high-nose and high-roof' cars has started, and British development agency MIRA is leading the way.

Four major manufacturers have commissioned the Warwickshire-based consultancy to shape more people-friendly cars and prepare motorists for styling changes.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2001, 07:00 AM
JPinTO JPinTO is offline
2001 M3:Stick, what else?
Location: Toronto
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,301
Mein Auto: ///MMMmmm good
You would think it would be easier to just get all the pedestrians off the roads and into cars. It's worked for North America!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2001, 07:32 AM
Mr. E's Avatar
Mr. E Mr. E is offline
Registered User
Location: Escondido, CA
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,397
Mein Auto: A 333 Horse Chariot
Sounds like I'll be keeping my 2002 for a good 15 years!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2001, 07:36 AM
nate's Avatar
nate nate is offline
I like cookies.
Location: Houston
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 18,105
Mein Auto: 328Ci
damn Governments always fawking things up
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2001, 07:48 AM
Alex Baumann Alex Baumann is offline
Location: *
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 26,111
Mein Auto: Saab
I saw on the TV that some car manufacturers are testing a kind of hood airbags to minimize pedestrian injuries in case of an accident. They showed one prototype (a Volvo) and it looked really weird.
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."
Reply With Quote


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > General BMW
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Save Money Doing Euro Delivery Nat Brown Ask-A-Dealer 142 11-07-2014 08:23 PM
How to Save Money by Doing Euro Delivery Nat Brown European Delivery 102 09-11-2007 07:14 PM
Is it time to sell my car? (very long) GalBimmer General BMW 26 11-22-2005 08:01 AM
BMW ConnectedDrive: ChrisTO General BMW 12 11-08-2005 06:41 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms