BMW Concept 1 Series tii

Concept Cars 27 Oct 2007
BMW Concept 1 Series tii

The Bmw Concept 1 Series tii is a motorsport-oriented variant of the 1 Series Coup´ model. Among the features are the use of lightweight materiales, optimized aerodynamics and a striking color scheme. Technical details have not been revealed.


BMW Concept 1 Series ttiShortly before the on-sale date of the new BMW 1 Series Coupé on 24 November, BMW designers have given an insight into what an out-and-out motorsport-focussed derivative might look like.

Debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show, the BMW Concept 1 uses lightweight materials, optimised aerodynamics and a race-inspired interior to deliver an uncompromising focus on motorsport.

The Concept’s tii is inspired by the BMW 2002tii from the 1960s and 70s – a car that "set the mould for successful and dynamic two-door BMW models of recent times."

There is no current information available on the drivetrain of the BMW Concept 1 Series tii or any plans to develop it for series production.

Design

BMW Concept 1 Series tti - Design SketchThe exterior is dominated by the striking colour scheme, which combine Alpine White body panels with a visible carbon-fibre hood, black and white front-to-rear decals and blue trims to give a dynamic appearance.

From the front, the bumper and valence have been redesigned to deliver more air to the engine and braking system. 

Air flow is also enhanced through BMW’s trademark kidney grilles, with the usual vertical slats replaced by wire mesh.

The hood is constructed of carbon fibre, as are the mirror caps and inserts in the front air intakes to reduce weight and lower the centre of gravity.

The fins running along the carbon-fibre hood help the flow of air over the hood and are reminiscent of the legendary BMW 3.0 CSL from the 1970s.

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From the side, the Concept 1 Series tii features extensively remodelled side sills and a uniquely-designed 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheel finished in dark chrome. 

From the rear, the aerodynamic enhancements continue with a carbon-fibre boot-mounted gurney-flap rear spoiler to deliver enhanced rear down force.  Weight is further reduced with the rear bumper insert also made from lightweight carbon-fibre material. 

Interior

The car’s exterior colours and motorsport orientation continue inside the car.  Supportive bucket seats give the required lateral support while the three-spoke sports steering wheel is covered in Alcantara with body-colour white inserts.

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The roof lining, door linings and instrument panel are also covered in Alcantara.  Ahead of the steering wheel, the instrument binnacle also reflects the motorsport intentions of the car with a white rev-counter with red needles dominating the driver’s view.

(Source: Bmw)

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