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Old 13.02.2020, 17:05
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Re: Sports car on a budget

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why?? at the end of the day its still a 1 series

fun rumor for you, the 1-series was originally the Rover 35, when bmw took their ball home they offered it to the phoenix 4 with a reduced loan, they refused so bmw turned it into the 1 series. I wonder if people would have recommended that as a sports car
Thats an urban legend which only exists in the heads of some rover fans in the UK. The simple truth of German engineering is that companies like BMW rather regularly reinvent the wheel and engineer the same concept over and over again… they certainly would not use a concept made in England which they didnt even manage to sell to the Chinese...

The 1 series was the logical next step from the rather successful 3 series compact. Key differentiator to pretty much all other hatchbacks was the RWD which made enough space in the engine compartment to stick in an inline six. Either way, that was the first gen 1 series anyways.
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