We got some new spy photos featuring the 2011 BMW 1-Series. This time around, a series of shots with the hatch wide open gives us a view from a new angle.
Still mostly camouflaged, we see this five-door edging closer to its production ready model. We hope to some day get a few pictures of the rumored 1er shooting brake, if the car actually exists.
Until then, we can recap what we know about the upcoming 2011 hatchback. Power could come from either a naturally aspirated or turbocharged petrol. Horsepower will range from about 105 horsepower with the base 1.3-liter engine, a retuned unit with 136 hp, or a 326 horsepower model. If you prefer a turbo diesel engine, you will get a choice between a 150, 184, or 211 horsepower unit. The driver will reign in that power with either an automatic transmission or a six-speed manual.
The rear-wheel-drive car is also getting touched up by the Efficient Dynamics crew at the automaker. They will be doing their best to keep emissions low, while maximizing fuel economy. Although we have photos of the interior, details are pretty hard to discern. We can see a multi-function steering wheel apparently with a Bluetooth function built in.
We expect to see the debut of the 2011 BMW 1-Series within a year-and-a-half.