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URL: http://www.lovingeveryminuteofit.com

This is from Autoexpress.co.uk

Car makers are usually desperate to keep development models away from journalists, so bosses at BMW will be fuming after one of their testers strayed into the path of an Auto Express photographer.

Driving a secret 1-Series prototype through Bavaria, the BMW engineer turned directly on to a route being used by journalists at an Audi launch. He realised his mistake when he went to overtake our A3 - and spotted the snapper's camera lens poking out of the window.

I must say, from the blurred picture, that 1-series looks nice. Still going to wait for the 2-series though.

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The engineers found a way to de-Banglicize the new cars -- this is the "update" to the 7-series that's been promised.

It's called the Active Styling System (ASS), which promises to revolutionize the way we view cars. Building on the Bangle Utility Trunk Theory (BUTT), and expanding the concept of "flame surfacing," ASS promises to create a vehicle that looks like it's breaking the land speed record even when standing still. By use of composite body panels, thermal depolymerizers and an innovative adaptation of LED-based stealth technology from the Lichtenstein navy, ASS continually modifies the exterior contours of the new 1-series to avoid creating any identifiable pattern, thus avoiding any controversy over design issues.

Potential problems remaining include accessibility: the engineer who first test-drove the new 1-series was trapped inside when the doors restructured and spent five days determining how to switch the system off using the car's iDrive controller. "It felt like the car was going to take me somewhere I didn't want to go," he said following treatment for severe dehydration.


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