The main thing – do not pay attention to the version Urban (we showed it to you in the first clip), spoiled chrome grille and white décor, for which, by the way, offered to pay extra. It is hard to imagine that somewhere in the machine will be in demand in this version, in which it was revealed to us – red with bald spots. Is that in China. But no: the Chinese are busy swarming with cameras near the red line of the hatchback Sport! But at “unity» Urban quieter interior: there is less decorative boxes that are not always qualitatively established. Incidentally, we have shown to subscribers of our page on Facebook photos with a gap between the pads on the front – say, finding fault. Maybe so, but ugly Lexus CT200h imagine this does not allow.
I as the owner of “three rubles” is not used to a certain coarseness interior BMW. But when I sit down to, say, the Audi A4 to A3 Sportback or even the Audi A1, the subjective sense of quality in the cabin did not change as much as in the case of the first series. We’re not talking about the design itself – from Daniel Majerle received at least boring, compared to his work is dull interior of my car. Against the background of its predecessor the new machine in older and more expensive. But in terms of materials, “unity” and to look at, and feel much cheaper than “three rubles.” Yes, the top of the front panel is soft and a good effort on the buttons-ruchechkah … However, while the “ring” trying to follow the paradigm of “not expensive and cheap Audi – there are large and small”, the first series is exactly the budget BMW. And no options, it is not masked.
There is a widespread belief that otherwise can not be. What can not be possible to compare the company Audi, veiled from all sides by Volkswagen, and independent by BMW. He claimed themselves forced to spend money on the development of aggregate base, and finishing materials. And in my opinion, is a question approach – BMW just do not bother. The new “unity”, by the way – quite economical project of the “iron”. The machine is based on the old “cart”, which from the beginning was a melange of standardized components, and the cost of developing series engines Prince was divided between BMW and concern PSA Peugeot Citroen …
True, BMW turned motorists “collaborative” turbo direct injection 1.6 c in the present exhibition of achievements of his Bavarian economy. Here and trendy turbo Twin Scroll, and phase shifters on both shafts, and throttle-free mixing system Valvetronic … As a result, the 170 BMW 118i silnayaversiya greatly increased the rating dynamics with reduced fuel consumption and emissions of CO2. But even if the hatch is really accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 7.4 s, I have nothing to tell you. The car is different even acceleration throughout the rev range, near nekorotkim gear (first gear – up to 50 km / h, the second – up to 100, the third – to 155 as shown) and fresh sound.
Engine enough chances, but not disclosed at full thrust, so that it could identify the engine BMW. Yes, I can sharpen its response to the actions of the accelerator if Engage sport mode button on the center console. This will add comfort to me in managing the overclocking, but does not change its dull character. Even with all the bells and whistles Bavarian Prince does not issue national identity. Invented in Germany, raised in France … One can equally well put it, not only to Peugeot, but even though on some “Korean”. And, understand correctly, after this trip I was not interested, as going “one hundred and sixteenth,” with the same motor, up to 136 deforsirovannym forces.
We were given the opportunity to try and BMW 120d with a slightly modernized two-liter turbodiesel. Top model primarily affects tractor sound I had honestly forgotten. Including the efforts of engineers BMW, whose diesel engines differ refined character. Alas, not this and not here. Strange, but the Germans said that paid particular attention to soundproofing the engine compartment. However, the same thing they talked about the wheel arches, and the sound of pebbles sounds very pert bottom. Berlin commonly repaired …
But the Moment “four” gets along well with the eight-fast (!) “Automatic» ZF – their joint work in city traffic never attracted attention. But the intervention of the system start / stop can not be overlooked – this once quiet and grace! Expression of sheer driving pleasure (pure pleasure of driving) is still present in the lexicon of BMW. But it added something new – sheer saving pleasure. The pleasure of the economy. Seems to be something quite obvious to the Germans. Like all modern BMW, «unity” accumulates electricity under braking, provides useful tips on energy-efficient driving, but in a special Eco Pro mode also monitors onboard energy consumers. Just like a new crossover Audi Q3.
I can not say about their everyday concerns. The gear change mechanism with six-speed “mechanics” are the same mediocre quality as my “three rubles.” For many years, there is nothing to change. This is not the level of the premium brand. And you can not tell me about that jam lever – it is a feature of the new car. I’m on the odometer is 12,000 miles – and the box all as “new.” However, the really cool drive could already boast only M-cars. In short, the power unit does not “unity” real “bimmerom.” Do not trim makes it a premium product. The entire first series of value-added form noble setting is unique in the rear-wheel chassis!
Actually, the basic suspension design a new car is not much different from its predecessor, including an extension of stretchers. Therefore, Albert Meyer, developer chassis first and third series, we mostly talked about what to do with my coupe, it has ceased to pluzhit muzzle (then share with enthusiasts on DRIVE2.RU). But seriously, in this aspect, I strongly welcome the economy and uniformity. Because savings here means the use of expensive components from the older models. And going “unity” is not worse than my “three rubles.” In some ways even better.
In developing the hatchback F20 (factory index of the new “unity”) Bavarians dancing on the stove – the contact patch. More precisely, the tire contact patches Run Flat new generation. The tires that are used on many “cars» BMW today (and on my back in particular) have been developed in-nachale2000 h.Industriya arranged so that the characteristics of tires are placed in the calculations in the early stages of design platforms. Tire manufacturers can not always provide accurate data on the automakers promising developments. Thus, new cars tend to start off the production line in the outdated shoes. At the time when the Germans began work on a new hatchback F20, it was already clear that the reserve is 200 km, provides the first generation of “Flat Wound” is redundant. Vitality bus was reduced to 75 km, which made it much softer sidewall. This, in turn, gave more freedom in setting elastokinematiki.
The car remains as athletic, but was … tolerant. It is just a little more comfortable: Rounded bumps better, but still a very detailed profile work out, forcing riders to sway from side to side. Stiffness of the springs and stabilizers adjusted for the increased weight, but the design has not become more supple. Increased base and extensive track made “unity” of stability on the line. A few laps on the small poligonchiku Automobile Club ADAC showed that the hatchback is more predictable in transient conditions. If we came to the slides, which allows stabilization mode Sport, you can squeeze out of the “unity” more fun. And off “collar” – not fear lightning reversal.
Finally, including the steering wheel with new tires was informative, even with gear Variable Sport Steering, change the gear ratio mechanism. Slight misunderstanding, I have a machine with only very fast and very gentle bends, the angle of deviation donut does not exceed, say, five degrees. Incidentally, according to the Germans, Run Flat prevents habitually recommended for those comfort-bazovye16 dyuymovyeshiny. The higher sidewall ‘wounds Flat “, so it is thicker and more rigid. Words are not marketers, and engineers. And in this case petrol “unity” in the version of Sport c18-dyuymovymikolesami and undervalued by 10 mm clearance was no less comfortable than diesel modification Urban c17-dyuymovymi.To is just as tough.
A BMW is the first series is available with an adaptive suspension. And even necessary, if you decide to stay on a modification with M package. We are used to the fact that often mechatronic chassis components – just a marketing arrangement. But the Germans find a suitable path – a nightmare of a European – that journalists have seen: the difference between sport and comfort mode is. Of course, the design of an electronically Tenneco shock absorbers have “unity” is easier than, for example, stands the “five” from “Seven”, where the moves are governed by separate compression and rebound. But much good use of such a system, there is not less.
The algorithm selects all the same key under the right knee, and in the “comfort” range of vertical oscillations body instantly increases. If the “sport” I’m moving to the machine at the same time, but now and then we find ourselves in opposition. In this buff off road stuff, which pleased injured back. I’d like to see on my car was such a system, despite the fact that Comfort makes noticeable vibration of unsprung masses. And, most likely, it will appear on the “three rubles” next generation. The downside is that, unlike those of the “five-seven”, the “unity” can not be ordered adaptive stabilizers and is even in the “comfort” continues to follow in detail the longitudinal profile of fabric … It is fair to say that the demonstration route there were no irregularities with sharp edges – that they, the residents of our roads, most do not like the suspension BMW. But a poorly stowed without asphalt pits you definitely remember his Mayer and his boys a good word …
Chassis for boys, for girls motors. Whom is this product? Sorry! It is addressed to wish for a relatively small price to join the beloved brand. The same fans BMW, as those who bought in 2004, 1,042,875 cars of the first series. The previous generation started exactly on the same algorithm that is used today. I’ve written before, the spittle, and about the untapped potential, and about the suspension, which can do everything, and about the power units that do not want to. But then it all fell into place and we had a “one hundred and thirtieth”, and 1 M Coupe. So, you just have to be patient and be tolerant. This machine makes the same guys that we gulped sausages with beer. A horrible night on the pink sheets – this unfortunate misunderstanding.