eggwich delfiero wrote:
2. Why does BMW always seem to make the front wheel well so much larger than the rear wheel well?
I've noticed that most cars actually have this to some degree. Front wheel well is 'taller' than rear wheel well. My completely scientific and heavily-researched answer follows:
Cars tend to require more suspension travel in the front. Also, cars tend to steer with their front wheels, necessitating a larger opening to allow for suspension travel in all sorts of articulated wheel positions, such as while hitting a bump at full-lock.
Yeah, I can see why the front wheel wells are the size they are, as they accommodate the full length of suspension travel with the wheel outside the well while turning and have to clear the fender. It just seems to me (totally unscientific view here, I don't know this is any way to be true) that German automakers make the rear wheel wells really tightly wrapped around the wheel, and thus a lot smaller than the front ones. I should walk outside and look at cars to test this theory, but instead I'm just laying on the couch, typing. I like the way the smaller rear well looks, even if it seems like a weird design idea.
M Coupes are teh bomb. M3 internals in a smaller, tauter, lighter package. Even if I didn't like how they look I would still love them. Good write up on them by one of my favorite auto writers: http://jalopnik.com/258496/the-jalopnik ... mw-m-coupe
So, who here has got the hairiest legs?