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Rayce185 07-21-2008 02:31 PM

BMW Chief Engineer interviewed...
07.16.2008: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/n...3979_13987.hbs

Here's a quick summary of the interesting parts:

-No electric engine for the 7 series
-No hydrogen powered 7 series planned due to lacking hydrogen infrastructure
-The X1 will be shown this year

-The E93 has been the most successfull convertible so far, so there probably won't be another soft top 3 series any time soon.
-They are happy with the current 3 series line up. No changes planned.
-There won't be an opponent for the Audi R8... No high powered middle engine super sports car is planned
-There will NOT be a CSL - "we are happy with our current M3 line up".
-The opponent for the CLS and A7 will be the PAS, which is based on the 5 series
-The CS concept was "very close to reality"... Meaning it will probably look like that when it goes in production
-They have a development cooperation with Daimler for hybrid technology

malum 07-21-2008 02:45 PM


we need to start *building* hydrogen infrastructure, or at least create practical home generators.

kobezklutch 07-21-2008 02:54 PM

no csl, no m1----> :( (hopefully this is just bs)

why an x1? they'll prolly make it look like a mini x6

Rayce185 07-21-2008 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by kobezklutch (Post 8259098)
no csl, no m1----> :( (hopefully this is just bs)

why an x1? they'll prolly make it look like a mini x6

This is what google found: http://images.google.de/images?q=bmw...=1&sa=N&tab=wi

Double Vanos 07-21-2008 03:35 PM

Bummer seems like hydrogen cars are not going to be with us in the future.:(

Boosted_ZHP 07-21-2008 11:38 PM

Thats sad.

Hybrid is so sh!tty.

I am pretty sure they are making a r8 fighter and CSL they are just not going to confirm anything

Dan99 07-22-2008 01:28 AM

Oh, man I was wishing for an CSL too, it's too bad on the hydrogen process since they spent so much time on it.

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