Bmw planning a successor to the iconic 2002 version

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Spied on the streets of Munich, Germany last year, the next-generation Bmw 1-Series appeared to be standard 1-Series hatch, but on closer examination revealed a number of important indications for the next model.

Clearly, the next model will be bigger compared to the current version, with a lengthier wheelbase and broader track, consistent with Bmw's plan to make a sportier car than the present one.

This in turn give us the inkling that there will be a new high-performance 1-series variant that will be opened, a successor to the iconic 2002 version.

New reports say that Bmw is currently working on its latest standalone sports car that will be patterned after the next 1-series platform with possibly a coupe-like body and a standard RWD powertrain.

The new sports car will come loaded with the latest technologies from Bmw, as well as the latest high-performance turbo 4-cylinder powerplant and a transmission with dual-clutch.

To reduce weight, which was problem with earlier 1-series models, the current car will be extensively using aluminum and carbon fiber in its construction.

Other features that can be expected from the next 1-Series car are stop-start capabilities, electrical-generative systems, EfficientDynamic technologies like solar panels and heat-recovery systems.

Topics: bmw, sports car

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