... was shown for the first time in Germany and received lots of attentions in
Leipzig. As a foretaste of the new 1 series coming out in 2004 it presented the
BMW design of years to come. Although the CS1 front is undoubtedly recognisable
as a BMW the car doesn't seem to be a German one nevertheless.
It looks absolutely stunning but it lacks the distinguishing simple and strict
geometrical shapes characteristic for German vehicles. Of course, the convex and
concave surfaces of the CS1 body might be geometric too. But they cause light
reflections very rich in contrast and make the BMW appear like being always
in motion which looks more dynamic, not so static and heavy typical for the
Teutonic Bauhaus style.
At any rate, that so called Flame Design was a real attention getter at the AMI
in Leipzig as well as at the Geneve Motor Show before. FAST-ZI-NATION offers a few
more impressions than usually provided in magazines and shows the BMW CS1 in 8