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Be Fascinated!

By SYF77 on 21 Dec 2011

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I was looking forward to Monday, 12 Dec 11, not because I missed my work so much but rather it is the first day of BMW Fascination Roadshow. I was there on Monday in order to beat the weekend crowd, which would facilitate photo taking. In addition to catching a glimpse of the futuristic BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Car as shown above, I was there to collect the Team BMW finisher pack for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore and to see the all-new BMW 1 series in flesh (or rather metal).

The 1 series model on display is the 118i Sport. It comes equipped with the aggressive-looking Xenon light for both low-beam and high-beam. According to the technical data, the 116i Urban comes fitted with similar headlights as well.

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Looking at the dashboard layout, the 1 Series makes you feel like you are in a vehicle that is of a higher class. The chunky steering is nice to hold and it comes with red stitching. The upper dashboard is laid with soft-touch plastics but is letdown by the material at the lower portion (especially the glovebox), which feels a little hard. The plastics on the internal door panel should have utilized better soft-touch material as well. On a more positive note, the thick interior door handle gives a substantial feel to the car and the supportive rear bench can accommodate 3 adults comfortably. The red stitching throughout the interior reminds the passengers that they are in the sport version which sprints from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 7.5 secs.
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After surveying the 1 Series, I proceed to claim the finisher pack at the ticket counter, which consists of a pair of BMW slipper and towel. Both items feel “Germanic” in quality, especially the towel which appears to be made of microfiber material.
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Other production models on display include the BMW X6M, BMW 6 series in convertible and coupe body styles.
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As I was leaving Suntec City, I couldn’t help but take a snapshot of this beautiful Christmas tree just outside the exit of Suntec City Mall. Merry Xmas to all readers of MyCarForum Autoblog!
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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Laserjet Dec 21 2011 05:06 PM
How did you get the finisher pack?
SYF77 Dec 21 2011 10:17 PM
I signed up with Team BMW for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. I collected the finisher pack at the BMW booth at Suntec City.
Dice Dec 22 2011 10:02 AM
interesting this 1-series RPM with the OFF > READY indicator
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