2014 BMW 1-Series facelift spied hiding modest changes

2014 BMW 1-Series facelift spy photo 05.09.2013
2014 BMW 1-Series facelift spy photo 05.09.2013

Probably won't be a sales hit

Our spy photographers recently snatched a few photos of the 2014 BMW 1-Series facelift undergoing testing.

The 1-Series is probably the least appealing model in BMW's portfolio and most likely things will remain the same until the next generation. The Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) aka facelift due next year won't bring any significant exterior changes as it seems only the front fascia will be revised. The shape of the bars in the grille will be slightly altered, while the front bumper will also be going through a minor nip and tuck. Other than that, this 1-Series prototype looks virtually the same as the current model but there could be some updates to the interior cabin.

Engines are expected to be carried over which means there will be a 1.6-liter turbo with 134 bhp (100 kW) and 168 bhp (125 kW), together with the range-topping 2.0-liter turbo churning 215 bhp (160 kW) in the 125i. On the diesel side, the familiar 2.0-liter will be offered with 114 bhp (85 kW), 141 bhp (105 kW), 182 bhp (135 kW) and 215 bhp (160 kW) in the 125d. We should also mention the more frugal 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with its 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter diesel providing 114 bhp (85 kW) and a fuel consumption of just 3.8 liters / 100 km (61.9 mpg US or 74.3 mpg UK).

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Comments (18)

9TNine 9TNine
Think BMW should revisit the drawing board with this.
Sep 6th, 2013 11:35am
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nice car this one! I like it
Sep 6th, 2013 2:34am
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Muhammad Sameh Muhammad Sameh
They aren't even changing those Ugly Retard Headlights, They don't change anything in any of their claimed facelifts, Mercedes changed the whole front fascia and a side panel in it's E Class, That's how you make a Facelift Losers
Sep 6th, 2013 2:32am
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
This is bar far the least attractive model in BMW's lineup. I really try to like the car, its got great driving dynamics. Just need a big paper bag to put over the front of it.
Sep 5th, 2013 11:00pm
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Windmad Windmad
Chance missed...
Sep 5th, 2013 8:39pm
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philoli philoli
Angry Bird front...
Sep 5th, 2013 5:48pm
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Ratt Ratt
Probably won't be a sales hit? The 1 series is already a sales hit as told by some BMW insiders. Anyway they should make those headlights a little sleaker and the job is done.
Sep 5th, 2013 3:53pm
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Microice Microice
when I saw Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) I knew Adrian Padeanu wrote this... Anyway BMW needs to change it a lot more than modest and I'm sure it will sell better than it currently is now
Sep 5th, 2013 3:29pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
How did you knew that ?
Sep 5th, 2013 3:30pm
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Microice Microice
You have a different and refreshing way of reporting some of the more mundane topics/updates
Sep 5th, 2013 4:07pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
I'll take that as a compliment. Thanks.
Sep 5th, 2013 4:08pm
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Wojciech Wojciech
what concerns me most is word "modest" in the title...
Sep 5th, 2013 2:51pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
How's that ?
Sep 5th, 2013 2:54pm
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Wojciech Wojciech
Because I would expect (or wish for) "significant changes" rather than "modest" - great car, dreadful design imo.
Sep 5th, 2013 3:02pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
As long as they are keeping those headlights, there isn't much of a change as far as I'm concerned.
Sep 5th, 2013 2:39pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
I can't believe they are keeping those ugly headlights.
Sep 5th, 2013 2:30pm
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automobile007 automobile007
Please fix its melting face!
Sep 5th, 2013 2:15pm
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