BMW's first series: official information

BMW's first series: official information It became known that the BMW or not to sell on the American market first series, or will postpone this project in `the back burner`. But in Europe, this model will appear in the autumn, and now the company has decided to tease future customers photos.The first series could be called a `compact Executive car`. The company hopes that in this segment, where the standard is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive model will not have many competitors.The car will get a few engines a choice of petrol and diesel. The `weak` will be 115-horsepower 1.6-liter, followed by a 150-horsepower 2-liter, which accelerates the car to 100 km/h in about 8.7 seconds.The most powerful diesel 163-strong, which for overclocking requires only 7.9 seconds and top speed of the car with this engine is equal to 220 km/H.More powerful versions will have a 6-speed manual transmission, while the version with the smaller engines will receive a 5 speed box. 2-litre petrol and diesel versions will have a 6-speed automatic transmission.The most expensive version will get the iDrive system, which is offered on the 7-th and 5-th series. Of course, there will be all auxiliary systems such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL).The company has tried to make the first series as easily as possible, for which the front axle was made of aluminum. Weight distributed on the front and back in a ratio of 50 to 50, which promises a very good behavior of the car on the road.The length of the new BMW is just 4.229 mm. Maybe the new look will suit not all fans of the brand, but it surely cannot be said about aerodynamicist - resistance coefficient is just equal to 0.29.23.03.2004.



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