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2007 BMW 1 Series tii Concept

2007 BMW 1 Series tii Concept
2007 BMW 1 Series tii Concept Specifications
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Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
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Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
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Base Price: 2007 BMW 1 Series tii Concept - n.a. (last update: 10/24/2007)

Agility, Lightness, Youthfulness and Superior Sportiness

Based on the new BMW 1 Series Coupe 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 optimized body, a wide range of lightweight features serving to minimize 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.

Lightweight Construction

BMW Concept 1 Series tii combines visual features carried over from the past with the most advanced technology in development and production. Particularly the basic principle of the car rests on traditional values, while high-tech materials and applications are used in the implementation process.

To save weight and ensure a harmonious balance of axle load, selected components on BMW Concept 1 Series tii are made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFP). Apart from the engine compartment lid and the mirror caps, the inlays on the side air intakes in the front air dam, the gurney flap on the rear lid, and the inlay in the rear bumper are all made of this extremely light and exceptionally strong material.

Black, White and Blue

The contrasting effect resulting from the Alpine White paintwork and the dark CFP components results from fundamental functional requirements. But at the same time this contrasting color scheme is also a major styling feature characterizing the look and appearance of BMW Concept 1 Series tii. Indeed, to really accentuate the appearance of the car, BMW Concept 1 Series tii comes with decal stripes extending from the front headlight units all the way to the air flow lip on the rear lid, the gurney made of CFP and particularly large in size covering the entire body of the car. On the engine compartment the stripes come in white, on the roof and the rear lid they continue in black.

A third color is used at less exposed points to provide yet another optical highlight: This is the color blue proudly displayed on the brake calipers, on one of the five wheel bolts on each rim, and on the towing fixture in the front air dam which - as is generally the case with cars in motorsport - is not covered by a cap or seal.

The contrast of black and white and the discreet use of features finished in blue creates a trinity of colors also taken up by the exterior and generating an extroverted but well-balanced effect also because the choice of colors is the same as on BMW's brand logo, thus bearing clear testimony to a great heritage.

Aerodynamics Optimized to the Last Detail

Not only the color scheme, but also the design of the car sets BMW Concept 1 Series tii distinctly apart from the standard versions of the BMW 1 Series Coupe. Indeed, the unique character and class of the design study is visible immediately from every angle and perspective: Apart from the components made of CFP, the front air dam, the side-sills and the rear bumper as well as the rear lid are all brand-new in design. The objective in this design process was to optimize the car's aerodynamic qualities, consistently reflecting the extremely dynamic commitment of BMW Concept 1 Series tii.

Yet another feature carried over from motorsport and serving to optimize the flow of air is the arrangement of fins on the engine compartment lid. These air guidance strips extending along the outer edges of the engine compartment lid promote the car's aerodynamic qualities and enhance driving stability at high speeds. The positive effect ensured in this way was already proven back in the mid-1970s on the BMW 3.0 CSL.

Interior Design Continuing the Car's Sporting Line

The interior design of BMW Concept 1 Series tii is tailored specifically to the driver, applying principles known to offer an intense and successful driving experience also in motorsport. Dominant use of dark colors within the interior, for example, makes it easier for the driver to concentrate fully on the road and the traffic around him.

The surface trim on the A-pillars and roof lining in anthracite forms one unit with the instrument panel, the door and side panels. Finished in black alcantara, the instrument panel - like the dark engine compartment lid on BMW Concept 1 Series tii - helps efficiently to avoid any reflection of light which might impair the driver's concentration.

The seats in BMW Concept 1 Series tii are yet another new development for sports motoring: Finished in a combination of alcantara and leather, the sports bucket seats offer perfect stability at the side. Further highlights are the integrated headrests and side airbags. And last but not least in this context, the rear passengers also enjoy a sporting and low seating position.
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