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      02-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
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Cool Best Closeups of F20 1-series + Mirror Turn Signal + Interior Spied

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These are the best close-up photos of the F20 1-series 5-door hatchback yet. Everything can be seen clearly - from the front bumper design, the more upright front fascia and grilles, to the camouflaged headlights purposely taped to trick the eyes into thinking they are larger, and the rear lights powered by LED light bars. A closeup of the side view mirrors confirms that the next gen 1-series will be the first BMWs with integrated side view mirror turn signals.

This particular model is a 2.0 diesel (indicated by the N47D20 motor designation on the dash label) auto start-stop engine technology, paired with an 8 speed auto transmission, and appears to be an FEP prototype (final evaluation phase).

What's most interesting about these photos is the interior, which hasn't been spied since last November. The dash shows a very driver-oriented angle and design with a large fixed navigation screen. This particular test car has a bit of style splashed into the interior - from the red stitching on the steering wheel, to the matching speedometer line, and the red passenger side trim. We're unsure at this point if these will be regular options, parts of a special package, or special edition.

Both cars are due out later this year, with the 1-Series hatchback (a car not likely to come to the USA) expected to make its World Premiere at the Frankfurt Autoshow in September (http://www.bimmerpost.com/future-bmw/).

In usual BMW fashion, the Coupe body style (F22?) should arrive roughly 1 Year later, and would be expected as a 2013 model. BMW M will also have its hands at the new 1-Series and an M version should arrive 2 Years after the arrival of the hatchback this year.



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      02-17-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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Not sure about thee squeezed angel eyes....I prefer either a sharp straight line like on the efficientdynamics concept or a perfect circle like current models...this shape looks like a strange in-between....
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Love the stitching on the wheel.

What's up with the "Ready - Off" on the RPM gauge and what is that other button that's connected to the START/STOP button?

Looks like things you would see in a hybrid...?



Edit: Just read "auto start/stop." Ops.
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      02-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #4
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Turning out really good

Okay this car keeps getting better and better looking - especially the inside of the car!
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      02-17-2011, 01:48 PM   #5
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Nice! Very revealing photos ideed! However neither the interior nor the exterior makes me stare with open mouth. In fact I can't even say that I am impressed at all. Maybe after the final revealing it will grow on me, but for now I am rather skeptic! Better wait and see.
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      02-17-2011, 01:49 PM   #6
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please bring the hatch to america!
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So, the guy who applies all the intentionally misleading swirly vinyl bits and pieces - is this a full-time gig? How does one get into that line of work? I wonder if he comes from engineering-side or design-side? Whoever he is, the misleading headlight size tape is a nice touch.

My hats off to you BMW Testing Prototype Design Misleader Person.
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I have a strong feeling this new 1 series might be the biggest fail of BMW in last couple of years. interior/exterior and maybe even motor.

Wow, what an expert opinion!

In your fail list you forgot to mention the transmission, tires and cup holders!

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All I ever see is these cars with snow piled up around them. I hope the AC works because the summers here are hotter than hell.
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Great pics!

Not sure I like the squished angel eyes. Round or flat-bottom a la new pics of F30 would be better.

As far as actual shape goes, this looks so close to the E87 to me, I really can't spot any body styling differences.

I like the current-style nav screen better (seems more vertical), but the new steering wheel definitely looks more modern, and has more functionality.

And what is this gauge for?
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Great pics!

Not sure I like the squished angel eyes. Round or flat-bottom a la new pics of F30 would be better.

As far as actual shape goes, this looks so close to the E87 to me, I really can't spot any body styling differences.

I like the current-style nav screen better (seems more vertical), but the new steering wheel definitely looks more modern, and has more functionality.

And what is this gauge for?
Auto start-stop engine feature.
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They have an entire division called: Advanced Research Division for Misleading and Inception. It's turning into an art these day; you really can't tell the shape of the headlight in the close up picture... Nice work... They should make this kind of effort to make us a supercar! Anyways the back looks like a VW Golf 4 no? idk if am the only one who sees it...
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You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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So, the guy who applies all the intentionally misleading swirly vinyl bits and pieces - is this a full-time gig? How does one get into that line of work? I wonder if he comes from engineering-side or design-side? Whoever he is, the misleading headlight size tape is a nice touch.

My hats off to you BMW Testing Prototype Design Misleader Person.
10000 I'd like to know who is he or she. A very cool job with a huuuge NDA behind it haha!
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All I ever see is these cars with snow piled up around them. I hope the AC works because the summers here are hotter than hell.
cough *its winter* cough cough

I need to double check, but that "interior" looks exactly like the last interior fitted to the 3-series prototype. Methinks thats not really an interior at all.

Edit: I am correct it seems: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=455611

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This may be my next BMW if BMW decides to offer the 5 door M Sport in the US. I like the fact it has a HVAC stratification setting like in the E9X 3er. I miss that feature in my current E82 135i.

*The 8HP45 sticker below the air vents cofirms the F20 will have a 8-Speed ZF automatic transmission.

Looking forward to the unveiling!
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are there 2 pairs of angel eyes in each headlight?!?!!?!!?
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is this an ejector button for the girlfriend when she starts yapping too much?
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Can't wait to see the final product, I've always loved the 1er, the proportions are just right.
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