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Old 07-21-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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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
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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we need to start *building* hydrogen infrastructure, or at least create practical home generators.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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no csl, no m1----> (hopefully this is just bs)

why an x1? they'll prolly make it look like a mini x6
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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
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:35 PM   #5
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Bummer seems like hydrogen cars are not going to be with us in the future.
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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
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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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