pair of Turkish designers, İsmet Çevik and Fatih Tezel, have come up with an imaginary BMW concept dubbed the Z5. From the looks of it, this is a mid-engined supercar intent on doing battle with the best of them.
This is not a real car, or anything that would be concievable given that BMW has already stated its own plans to shakeup the car world with the VisionED/i8 and other possible spin-offs.
Nevertheless, its a very cool design study that maintains alot of the distinct features and personality of BMW while giving an overall edgy and modern spin on the car as a whole.
What do you guys think?
Although the BMW Z2 Roadster and Z2 Coupe are not expected to debut until 2013, we should begin to see and hear more news and renderings in 2011, like this latest one from Carmagazine UK. The Z2 has been designed at Designworks and will be based on the next generation F20 1-series platform. BMW’s design philosophy is to keep the car lighweight, dynamic, and sporty by using a high strength steel body with aluminum doors and front bonnet. Based on earlier rumors, the target weight for both the Z2 coupe and roadster is 1000kg (only 2,200 pounds)! We’ll believe that one when we see it, but it’s good to hear that keeping the Z2’s weight down is a principle concern.
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Here is the face to the new FWD BMW Compact. The new F20 BMW 1-series Coupe and Cabrio will get something similiar which takes the car back to it’s 2002 origins. The single light is accomodated by three LED bars at the side of the main unit for increased illumination.
BMW’s evolved from single headlights to two. The design in real life , actually works quite well and gives the car a very unique identity.
The 1M coupe should be a delight from the factory, but tuners’ brains are already at work. IND has announced its plans for a 1M coupe build project, based on Jon Sibal’s conceptualized 1M with traditional 3.0 CSL-style paint scheme.
Roger Lighterness has comeup with a fantasty car through the magic of photoshop. An Alpina modified BMW 1-Series M Coupe. Merry Christmas!
There will be no 1M convertible for this generation 1M, but a cabrio model was initially under consideration by BMW. 1addicts member Acerbus has rendered what the 1M cabrio would possibly have resembled. Quite a looker we must say.
Two FWD BMW variants are coming according to Autocar - a FWD 5-door hatchback and a FWD touring / station wagon model. It’s scheduled to arrive in UK showrooms in 2013 and is expected to have a roomier layout/interior than RWD 1-series variants due to lack of transmission tunnel and more forward A-pillar design.
The engine options will include a 3 cylinder and turbocharged 4 cylinder engine options. The 3 cylinder will be 1.5L diesel and petrol versions and the 4 cylinder will be 2.0L turbo diesel and petrol versions, with start-stop technology, KERS, and heat recovery system. Finally, there’s potential for a ‘ti’ performance variant with 220hp 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder motor!
The 1 series M coupe color we have seen throughout BMW’s marketing teasers and the official release info is Valencia Orange. It’s certainly attention grabbing, if not also somewhat polarizing. The other two colors currently offered is Alpine White and Black Sapphire Metallic, which can be seen currently on BMW’s visualizer, as well as these great renders by a Bimmerpost member.
Autoexpress previews the 2012 F30 3-series sedan and 2014 F32 M3 coupe. Not much info is new here than what we have previously posted, but their renders are a fun look at what the next generation F30 and F32 3-series and M3 may resemble.
Consistent with what we have posted in the past, the front fascia features a more upright angle, consistent with BMW’s current designs seen in the Z4, 5-series and 7-series. The F30/F32 3-series is also expected to be slightly larger in size, but with shorter front and back overhangs.
Next generation 3-series engine options will include a full range of turbo and naturally aspirated 6-cylinder motors, 4-cylinder motors, and possibly even a new 3-cylinder motor. The F30/F32 M3 is rumored to be lighter than the … CONTINUED