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Re: BMW making "New" 2002 in 2002!! (archive)

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Posted by Alan on March 10, 2000 at 20:47:54:

In Reply to: BMW making "New" 2002 in 2002!! posted by Vino on March 10, 2000 at 19:51:34:

From a design POV, I think it's going to be hard to capture the original style of the 02 in a new BMW. I'm not sure exactly how VW did it with their beetle, but they managed to capture the orignal "feel" of the design without detracting too much from modern convienience (although I feel the lack of rear head room is an issue.) I'm sure whatever the design team does will have a certian 02-ness about it, but I have a feeling it's going to end up being a bastardized 3 series with round tailights and 2 HID headlights in the front, perhaps with turn signals on the corners. To really capture the asthetics of the 02, BMW would have to step back 10 years and reissue the "box-on-box" design, and they'd still have to adress the problem of slanting the nose outward. I'm interested in what BMW is planning, but I don't think it will be much more than a shortened, re-badged 323i. But hey, if I had the cash I'd pick one up too. :)
-alan
74 02
79 320i


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