2005 BMW 1-series

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2005 BMW 1-series

BMW’s new entry-level model, the 1-series, has made its debut in Europe. The and four-door hatchbacks, powered by four-cylinder engines, in all likelihood not sell well in the United That’s why America will to wait until 2006 for the when a striking two-door coupe will be launched.

Its will mimic those of the 2002, but instead of the stale the U.S. offering will get a high-revving in-line six, likely a 2.5-liter unit for 218 horsepower. Next will a four-seat convertible reminiscent of the CS1 car. Also in the cards are a wagon, a compact Z1 roadster, and a 300-horsepower M version.

Although the Euro-spec 1-series in performance and appearance from the export efforts, the space body structure, cabin and chassis setup are indicative of America’s BMW enthusiasts can expect in Let’s begin our tour of the Bimmer in the rear-seat compartment, is disappointingly short, narrow, and To add insult to injury, access is the foot-well is cramped, and the packaging on the claustrophobic.

The driver and the front-seat passenger, have little reason to Quite the contrary: the trendy are of high quality, the seats are the visibility is good, and the controls to confuse (unless you specify the nav and, with it, iDrive). The are perfectly positioned and well

The clutch is velvety smooth on the way to the store, but it can be sharp-fanged at the lights; the pedal translates your promptly and progressively; the throttle lights a small fire that gutless engine; and the lever glides easily the gate.

Sporting the longest wheelbase in its and 50/50 weight distribution, the 1-series comes well for corners of all shapes and sizes. with seventeen-inch run-flat and equipped with a talented rear suspension, BMW’s creation musters a high of grip and traction. But what it needs is a more inspiring

Although the 163-horsepower diesel to the most powerful Euro is OK for torque and fuel mileage, it to make the adrenaline flow. The overgeared six-speed gearbox part of the blame.

As you might with the front wheels of propulsion duties, the steering is a It puts the road into hands in a transparent, three-dimensional no front-wheel-drive contender can match. the bigger BMWs, the 1-series to be both sure-footed and compliant, and stable, entertaining and docile.

But to find out how good the chassis is, we’ll need a more engine capable of fulfilling the of rear-wheel drive.

In the meantime, customers should start up their pennies, because the we eagerly await is not going to be Its price point compared the bigger and bolder next-generation will be similar to the X3/X5 so don’t expect much back from $25,000 for a well-appointed specimen. And before you put money down, check out the new Golf GTI and the Audi A3 Sport-back for

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