frictioncircle wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:32 am
The two pictures you posted were taken with very different lenses.
The E46 picture looks to have been taken with a telephoto lens which tends to flatten the distances between objects in the image (steering wheel-to-seat).
The i01 picture looks to have been taken with a very wide-angle lens which tends to exaggerate distances between objects.
I've own / owned both cars
so I that where is my inspiration is coming from
Here is another good one:
By moving the whole dash, pedals etc. forward (left in this picture )That's my improvement idea.
you see - the dash is pocking in from the A-Pillar / Column about a hand length - other cars I have/had - the dashboard is is almost flush with the A- Pillar and not protruding that far into the passenger space.
But I was just looking up other car models - from recently - that must be some sort safety requirement - because it's really getting common.
No idea if you could engineer around that - but you would gain 4-8 inches (10-20cm) of length in the passenger space without adding length of the car.
There are probably 100 reasons why it was done the way it's been, just thought, would be cool.