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Old 09-15-2009, 03:10 PM   #26
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Why does it have a hitch?
that's not a hitch, it's just giving the cameraman the finger
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:31 PM   #27
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The joint venture of BMW and PSA Peugeot CitroŽn is set to extend operations to include a new small car platform, which will likely be used to create a front-wheel-drive 1-Series and the next generation of Minis.

BMW and PSA are already engaged in the joint design and production of four-pot engines for Mini and PSA models but the two companies are now preparing a deal to build a new modular front-wheel drive platform.

The structure that they have planned supports the next-generation Mini range, including successors to the CitroŽn C3 and C4, Peugeot 308 and the upcoming Peugeot 208.

A BMW source reveals that the duo had wanted to extend their joint venture operations. He says that ultimately, a decision was made for BMW to build on the relationship with Peugeot. The details of the decision are set to be made public early next year.

The largest hurdle is related to the platformís use in the 1-series. Itís speculated that future incarnations of the 1-Series would be on the same basic structure as the 2013 Mini. A BMW source had disclosed that discussions continue on whether BMW should break with the tradition of rear and four-wheel-drive cars.

The source said that this is one subject that the company is not eager to take up but then the company has to be realistic with the targets it has set for fuel consumption and emissions, and as such, these targets prefer a front-wheel-drive solution for 2018.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:02 PM   #28
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that'll wipe out 1-series sales. at least in the U.S.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:49 PM   #29
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that's not a hitch, it's just giving hatchback haters the finger
Fixed.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:09 AM   #30
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hmmmm
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:17 AM   #31
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I would be surprised
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:26 AM   #32
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that'll wipe out 1-series sales. at least in the U.S.
I think it will hurt MINI sales more than anything.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:32 AM   #33
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That looks gross, my STI looks way better.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:50 AM   #34
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That thing is ugly as death.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:51 AM   #35
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That thing is ugly as death.
Really? Do you have x-ray vision to see under the camo?
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:05 PM   #36
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I'm seeing good things.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:44 PM   #37
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That looks gross, my STI looks way better.
your STI is a lot slower though
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:57 PM   #38
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US doesn't get hatches anyway, so this is moot, and about 7 months old news.

And yes, the STi IS slower.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:15 PM   #39
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that's not a hitch, it's just giving the cameraman the finger
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BMW may be trying to tell us something

All jokes aside I like the 135 hatch now and like the looks of this one even more.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:09 AM   #40
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US doesn't get hatches anyway, so this is moot, and about 7 months old news.

And yes, the STi IS slower.
I remember reading a while back that we would see the hatch on US shores.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:45 AM   #41
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please tell me how any of you can get a good idea of how that car really looks? maybe i need some better acid.
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