Interview: SVP of BMW Design Adrian Van Hooydonk

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Interview: SVP of BMW Design Adrian Van Hooydonk

Post by bimmermania » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:02 am

BMW themselves have released an interview with Senior Vice President BMW Group Design Adrian Van Hooydonk primarily about the new F20 1 Series. It’s an interview unfortunately with BMW’s terrible 1 Series European marketing wrapped around it but it’s interesting nonetheless.

While we’re warming to the new F20 we’re still not convinced it’s as successful as the new F30 3 Series in overall execution. Perhaps it doesn’t matter all that much since our US readers will never get a chance to see the car on US roads. But what about the coupe and convertible?

Our sources have told us that the coupe and convertible will be called a 2 Series and will have some unique front styling that will set it apart from it’s 1 Series brethren. While the overall shape will be similar upfront, the headlights reportedly will be tweaked for a sportier appearance. Inside we expect the interior to be carried over largely unchanged – a good thing in our minds.

Look for the F22 Coupe to debut in late 2012 and the F23 Convertible the following spring or summer of 2013.



Author: Gabe
Source: http://www.bimmerfile.com/2011/11/19/in ... -hooydonk/

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