2012 BMW 1-Series first official photos and details leaked

 2012 BMW 1-Series first official photos and details leaked
2012 BMW 1-Series leaked official photos, 1600, 03.06.2011

Goes on sale later this year

The 2012 BMW 1-Series has leaked to the web, ahead of its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Looking more substantial than its predecessor, the model adopts a prominent front fascia that draws inspiration from the 5-Series GT and 7-Series. The rest of the car is an evolution of the previous model, but the overall design seems rather promising.

Since the car rides on a longer 2.69 meter (105.9 inch) wheelbase, the cabin is roomier and luggage capacity climbs by an additional 200 liters (7 cubic feet). Additional information is limited, but the interior has higher quality materials, an improved design, and a 6.5-inch (or optional 8.8-inch) iDrive display. Furthermore, option include a collision warning system, speed limit detection, and Internet connectivity.

Under the hood, a variety of engines will be available. The turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol will have outputs of 136 PS (100 kW / 134 hp), 170 PS (100 kW / 168 hp) and eventually 250 PS (184 kW / 247 hp). On the diesel side, there's a turbocharged 2.0-liter that develops 116 PS (85 kW / 114 hp), 143 PS (105 kW / 141 hp) and 184 PS (135 kW / 181 hp). Regardless of what powertrain is selected, it will be connected to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

As part of BMW's EfficientDynamics strategy, all models will come equipped with an engine start/stop system and regenerative brakes. This should enable the 1-Series to have an average fuel consumption that ranges from 4.3 to 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers (40.6 to 54.7 mpg US / 48.7 to 65.7 mpg UK).

The 2012 BMW 1-Series will go on sale later this fall, so stay tuned for additional information.

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Jun 7, 2011 1:18 pm
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Audi is happy.
Jun 6, 2011 9:47 am
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ohh damn....it's hideous, looks kind of sad. they already made a nice 5-series so they decided to take a break and finished it's styling too soon and the guy that accepted this project was probably high.... Now i am worried about the new 3 series...
Jun 6, 2011 9:42 am
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Both the grill and the headlights are too over sized for the car. If this is an indication of what the new 3-er is going to look like then it appears I will be keeping my E46 for another 7 years.
Jun 6, 2011 8:35 am
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Mister Stig
Rather than keeping the E46, have you looked at the new C class Merc?
Jun 6, 2011 9:24 am
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Ummm, atleast it has a big boot?
Jun 6, 2011 8:32 am
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im dreading to think what a travesty will be made of the 1series coupe
Jun 6, 2011 8:27 am
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Bangle was God compared to this askew droopy eyed pig dog
Jun 6, 2011 5:46 am
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I´d like to see one of these...being smashed by a train while it burns! ; ugliest bimmer ever, it looks like a nerd boy doesn´t it?
Jun 6, 2011 5:14 am
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My God that is one ugly looking vehicle. I thought the current 1 series was bad enough but that is even worse! BMW had started to make a comeback with the new 5 and 7 and I was hopeful their designs had turned a corner but OMG this is hideous. The only people who will (and perhaps should) buy this car are those who are more worried about the badge than the car itself. Save yourself £5k and but a Golf or sometihng.
Jun 6, 2011 4:31 am
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So does this replace the current 1 series (that is, t will be the new 2 series)? Or, is this BMW's fwd 1-series? From other articles, the entry level FWD car doesn't look so bad. I thought they were bumping the RWD 1 series into the next 2 series. It does look like it could be related to the previous 1 series, but this could use some work.
Jun 6, 2011 1:22 am
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Mister Stig
IF it is the new FWD, people will have 2 reasons not to buy it!!!
Jun 6, 2011 3:05 am
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There is just to many fold, creases and contours. I counted the surfaces, in cross-section, in front of the windshield header. I got ten from rocker panels to the middle of the hood. That is 19 for one cross-section. The nose is also fussy. The car is full of creases and folds but still manages to be too soft. Once again junior VanHookiedonkeypuckiewookierookieflunkyhack has missed the mark. It is just a Bangle with a bunch of subtle bends, and a horrible squint added. Degrading an already wretched design is not going to make this guy anything but a footnote in design history.
Jun 5, 2011 11:31 pm
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Hmmm...now this must be a marketing scheme to get the used cars off the lot and leave the new ones in the showroom...and collecting dust! Saw the X1 and am unimpressed, so don't think this will be any different.
Jun 5, 2011 7:09 pm
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Oh my God!!! Is Chris Bangle back????? I do agree with DeeKay, at least BMW doesn't spend too much time with their photo copiers like Audi and VW. But this 1-Series really is dog-ugly. I would at least make the grilles a bit bigger, more prominent - like the 7.
Jun 5, 2011 3:44 pm
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this car is totally devoid of that distinctive BMW "it" factor . take out those Bangle body panel creases and you arrive at a bland-looking cheap car . read Walter da SIlva's VW Scirocco .
Jun 5, 2011 12:56 pm
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Jeremy's gonna have a field day.
Jun 5, 2011 11:49 am
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I just threw up a bit ...
Jun 5, 2011 8:40 am
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Facelift suggestion: [see gif] http://www.theophiluschin.com/?p=3315
Jun 5, 2011 8:19 am
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looks better in that rendering, not great but better!
Jun 5, 2011 4:31 pm
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Well, this is a new generation of design, the front looks very strange and photoshop style (tipycal Auto Bild renders). But what we see on pictures, as usually, looks better in the real life. So I would wait to see it on the street or BMW`s showroom to judge it.
Jun 5, 2011 5:27 am
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Jun 5, 2011 5:21 am
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Guys it's a marketing tool. BMW makes new cars so ugly people are forced to buy certified PREOWNED LoL.
Jun 5, 2011 12:31 am
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