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    #46
    Originally posted by Ryan Stewart View Post
    I dont think you understand just how small this thing is. The E30 is bigger inside.
    Perfect.
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      #47
      Originally posted by doctorsmoothluv View Post
      I would like to believe that it would be the same here in the US, but I tend to lean towards the belief that we are just a nation of consumers with different demands than Europe and Asia. It kind of reminds me of the wealth of diversity that I see in terms of models offered by both Honda and Toyota domestically whenever I visit Japan (which I do regularly). To be perfectly frank, there are a shit load of models, mostly micro, that we do not see on our shores from the Japanese automakers. I think that the European and Asian markets place a higher priority on model diversity. It also is not uncommon for these diverse models to occupy the same price segment.

      It seems however that we are more used to a structured tier system here. One model leads directly into the price point of the next higher deviation in the lineage. I tend to believe that our market places more emphasis on size, power, and price.

      Not trying to cut you down in the least, I for one am sincerely hoping this little thing makes it over here. Hell, I was even disappointed that BMW completely removed four cylinder offerings from our market (I know that consumers here obviously did not want them), still thought it would have been cool to pick up a new 320i.
      Those are good points. Although I've never been to Europe or Asia, I know their car model structure is different from ours. Like you said, we have a tier setup that leads from one model to another.

      The Mini is very different from BMWs (in name, FWD, styling, etc.), but would be the same size as a 1-series, and probably only a few grand cheaper. I guess that's why BMW is only going to be offering six cylinder models here--four cylinders would probably canibalize Mini sales. However, that puts the 1-series at an automatic disadvantage; a lot of people who'd buy a 1 would probably be enthusiasts like us, who'd rather have a lighter, more basic package.

      I guess time will tell. Premium hatchbacks (with the exception of the Mini) don't do well over here--the 318ti and the MB C class hatch (can't remember what the hell it was called) both bombed over here. Maybe the 1 will have better luck--it's certainly more distinctive and unique than those two models were.

      BTW, this is the 1 I'd really like to see:



      1988 325ic Automatic

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        #48


        hot

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          #49
          Those headlights are so so, and 4 door hatchbacks are soooo boring. /flamesuit on :mrgreen:
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            #50
            i want to see a 2 door, with big fat rear flares like the old M coupe. if/when i sell my corolla and 240sx, it will be for a 135.

            -Dane
            diving board division, bishez.

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              #51


              This car is very appealing to me. I'd take it over any VW or Honda hatch. Seems a little off balance, but I really want to see it in person. I bet it's fun to drive.

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                #52
                I'd buy one.

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                  #53
                  Well I know the next car i'm getting :pimp:
                  Who doesn't love a little BBQ?
                  Griot's Garage at a Deep Discount

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by E30 Wagen View Post
                    I'd take it over any VW or Honda hatch. Seems a little off balance, but I really want to see it in person. I bet it's fun to drive.
                    what he said. looks and size wise its getting better, and i like the 4 door hatch version more than other hatches.

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                      #55
                      yes i am reviving a dead post, but....

                      im not sure if i posted this yet, but i was going through some of my old pictures and i found these pics, i took on my way to mammoth for a snowboarding trip around december....there was a 1er along with a new mini i guess being tested in the middle of the desert....

                      It caught my eye, i was like wtf is that...wait...nowai! its a 1-series!
                      only had my shitty ass camera phone (may of distorted the images somewhat), so deal with it

                      i don't know guys....in person the 1 actually looks good. I think i might rock one when they come out....twin turbo'd 1 sounds wicked




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                        #56
                        MMMmmm MM

                        so buying the 3-door 135i when they hit the states.
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                          #58
                          ill get one when i have the monies!
                          AWII 1991 318is - Sold
                          Schwarz 1988 325is - Sold
                          Schwarz 1991 325i - Driven

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                            #59
                            Anyone got a link to the top gear?

                            edit:

                            The engine would deliver 343 horsepower and provide a zero to 62 mph time of 5.2 seconds
                            does that sound SLOW to anyone else? wtf
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                              #60
                              Man, the 4door is butt ugly.

                              http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...47a_werked.jpg
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