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2012 BMW 1-Series spied with less camouflage

 2012 BMW 1-Series spied with less camouflage
2012 BMW 1-Series spy photos - 12.15.2010

Inching closer to production

Our intrepid spy photographers have managed to catch several new pictures of the 2012 BMW 1-Series.

Undergoing testing in Europe, this five-door prototype is thinly camouflaged which gives us a better glimpse of the prominent grille, sportier bumpers, and production taillights. Overall, you can see the car will be slightly longer and feature a slimmer C-pillar which should help to improve rearward visibility.

Like the current 1-Series, the next-generation model will be available in a number of configurations including three-door, five-door, coupe, and convertible. xDrive (all-wheel drive) may also be offered, but nothing is official as of yet.

The car will likely be unveiled sometime next year, so stay tuned for details.

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Comments (10)

 Uptohere Uptohere
So far this looks entirely too predictable and boring. As soon as they try to make a wagon out of any model their whole design ethos just craters. Albeit it looks like a good competitor to the Jetta wagon or if it's sporty enough the Mazda 3.
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December 17, 2010 12:13 pm
 marcel marcel
At least it does not look like they dropped a elephant on the roof and bend the bottom part of the car like the current one.
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December 17, 2010 2:37 am
 KeyboardWarrior KeyboardWarrior
I am disappointed! I was hoping for something more drastic! It looks more or less like the current one in terms of overall shape. I was looking for something sleek and modern like the VW's new two door hatch. The door handles are also very oddly positioned, so close to the windows. WIERD!
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December 16, 2010 6:45 am
 kdl kdl
Please bring the wagons to the US.
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December 15, 2010 4:46 pm
 nederinaa nederinaa
i would like to bet that the next 1-series will be a rear wheel drive car unlike what the reports speculate. long nose, and the 1-series has been very successful in europe and bmw wouldnt want to ditch its winning formula, and theres the 1 m-coupe. i say it is a rear wheel drive as a modern day bmw e30 3-series left off since todays 3-series has overgrown
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December 15, 2010 2:17 pm
 FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
i know im gonna take some heat for this but i think it looks like an old version of the mazda 3 hatchback, the roofline, window line overall dimensions ect. but lets see how it looks without the camo.
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December 15, 2010 2:03 pm
 LWE7 LWE7
Cool back badge !
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December 15, 2010 1:21 pm