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Eric D-J
05-14-2004, 05:27 AM
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05-14-2004, 07:30 AM
No Eric, that's the E99 0.5 series. It is powered by a 900cc 3-cylinder engine with a whopping 34hp and the target audience is the 18-20 year old broke student that needs to inform strangers that they own BMW. Yes, the same name as that $65,000 car!

BMW actually wanted to steer away from their regular numerical series naming convention as they realize they couldn't get any lower then 1 so they decided to call it "Corolla", but then realized the name was taken. "Civic" was also taken and they had difficulties with a campaign titled "The ultimate Zoom Zoom Machine".

This revolutionary vehicle is meant to compete against the Hyundai Accent as BMW have decided to shift their production towards the market of cars under $10,000. The Hyundai has better warranty though.

There is also the upcoming E98 - 0.25 Series, It a lot like the old BMW Izetta, has 1 front loading door and 3 wheels. It is considered hybrid energy efficient vehicle - holes on the ground will allow drivers to power-assist the car with their own foot while getting some cardio workout done at the same time. This vehicle has an interesting option - a retractable bowl meant to collect coins when you are really broke. It's really a terrific way to enter the Bimmer market if you can't afford the real thing.

Good job BMW!

M technic
05-14-2004, 10:29 AM
whatever im a broke college student who loves bimmers and would like to get a newer bimmer..hahahah, i would buy the reminds me of the Z3 engine swap would solve the lack of hp, but other than that im all for it...and dont hate so much on the college student that cant afford a new 30k plus bmw, have you looked at tution these days.

05-14-2004, 11:03 AM
You don't suppose this car is for real, are you?

And as for the college thing - don't get me wrong. It's not the poor students that I have a problem with - the poor students are actually the reason that old cars that were BUILT AS LUXURY CARS still survive and are so wonderful.

The problem is when BMW definetely is starting a trend of selling cheap, generic, mass produced vehicles and aiming as low as possible. If I pay $85K for a BMW, I wouldn't liked to be confused as a student who paid $22K. There is something special about an upscale elite brand that is made to the highest standards and is produced in smaller quantities, and has sales and support staff that i dedicated to give you the non-generic service you deserve for a non-generic vehicle and being a person who can afford it. When you are making a "toyota" out of it, it is all gone. The brand name, the reputation, the service quality and the uniquness of owning a BMW. That's sad. We have plenty of generic cars for people who need to get from place to place already.

In America, even the Toyota and Nissan brands realized that the $65K+ car people wouldn't like the experiene of stating they own a "Toyota" for this kind of $$$ - so they called it Lexus and Infinity instead.

Now don't read this and think I am a rich guy - I am really not. The bimmer I enjoy is a 5 series - used and cheap. I could afford it as a broke dude in L.A and it looks and drives fantastically. You can feel that this 10 year old car was built to perfection - the seals on the doors, the quality of the seats, the ameneties, the responsiveness, the technology and safety - it's all beyond anything else of that price range. When I can afford a new one, I will get one, but it's not going to be wellfare cheap-o version. Just don't see the value in putting the BMW emblem on it.

Having some tradition and pride in what you produce is an important thing. That was one thing that has always set the Euro manufacturers aside from the Americans. (I am talking generally, not just cars). BMW built this brand name of exclusive elite quality for 50 years - watch it goes down the toilet when they need to produce a car every 6 seconds and do so ast some 3rd world country in order to sell it at a low price. That's not the BMW I know.

05-14-2004, 02:58 PM
You'll be able to afford the new M5 in no time!

Best Regards

05-16-2004, 07:24 PM

06-17-2004, 09:54 PM
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2003 BMW 540i 6-speed ~ Sterling Gray/Black
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M5 Bumpers w/Style-37 18" M-Parallel Wheels
Digital Sound ~ Sunshades ~ 30% Window Tint
Dinan Stage I Performance Engine Software
Eisenmann Exhaust ~ Hardwired Valentine One Radar
CDVectomy ~ UUC Short Shifter ~ M5 Rear Sway Bar

2004 BMW 330Ci Convertible ~ Triple Black
SMG ~ Sport & Premium Packages ~ Xenons
Heated Front Seats ~ 35% Window Tint

Retired: 2001 530i, 1997 SL500 AMG Sport, 2000 328Ci

06-18-2004, 02:33 AM
You guys are hilarious.

What a great Photoshop Work...Ugly Too.

The 1 Series IMO isn't ugly...

It is the A3 and Golf/GTI Killer...
Rear driven, what were you guys expecting...

Let the bloodshed begin.

Kill'em BMW, Kill'em... Leave no surviors.

P.S Don't mind me, I'm just a crazy poster.

e28/e24 butlertron 5000 in NM
06-28-2004, 02:53 AM
But those roundels throw me off. Interesting photoshop work.
Daniel Leahy
'85 528e- 5 speed, 325i cam and throttle body, tan leather, alpine white. 0 to 60 in 8.3, wait till I get more revs. 240k.
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