BMW 1 Series: Design Coupé
Adrian Van Hooydonk, Head of Design - BMW Automobiles explains the secret behind the "shape of power": the exterior of the BMW 1 Series Coupé. A long bonnet, a set-back trapezoidal greenhouse and short overhangs: the BMW 1 Series Coupé looks quick, even when stationary. The clearly defined shoulder line and long wheelbase confidently highlight its perfect proportions from its muscular front to its powerful and wide rear. In line with legendary BMW 2002 tradition, the new BMW 1 Series Coupé provides the ideal measurements to deliver optimum driving dynamics.
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Statement of Chris Bangle, Director Design BMW Group concerning his work and design approach.
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