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      12-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #59
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
The 2 series Coupe should be larger (to provide more shoulder room for driver and the front passenger). The technicians took the 1 series and made it to Coupe to save costs, and this is visible.
As it is now, it's cramped. I have already discussed this over a month ago, so there is no point going back into the details.

A shortened 4 series would be a far better solution and far more premium.

A second thing is the form; the car would be far more spacious and practical for every day use if the Coupe would have a Ferrari Berlinetta (or Hyundai Veloster as Scott26 described the form) rear end.

In big companies it is so, that replicating existing forms gets a green light far easier than introducing something new; as a result there are cars like 6er Coupe (instead of making a sports car in the marvelous form of M8 concept a fish came out) and a pregnant Coupe aka 3er-GT.
The elegant sporty 3er Coupe was stretched into 6er Coupe and made pregnant into a 5 door 3er-GT.
The current 1 series has plenty of room for me. Also, none of what you mention is new. Companies have been leveraging economies of scale by using shared platforms for many years now.
The 1 series M is the most badass, coolest, sickest BMW to debut since the 1988 M3. The E30 M3 finally has a successor. Please welcome the stupidly fast, wickedly tempered, awkwardly named, possibly perfect little son of a benchmark - Automobile Magazine, August 2011