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      05-15-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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[The image used for this article has not been confirmed to be the real production F20 1-series, although we believe it will be fairly accurate.]

The debut of the new F20 1-series sporthatch is imminent as BMW recently launched their marketing campaign One Origin - Two Originals. A new report out of Bimmertoday now seems to give some more information on the F20 and claims that the online debut will be in three weeks in early June. Some details follow:

Per this report, the F20 will be only slightly bigger than the outgoing E87 1-series. Two different design lines are said to be offered, Urban and Sport, each comprising of unique wheels, trims, and side mirror colors. This sounds like a customization paradise.

3 non-metallic and 5 metallic exterior colors are supposed to be offered initially, as well as a choice of turbocharged inline-4 engines (petrol engines based on N20). Both 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions will be available.

The F20 is also said to be available with several electronic gizmos formerly found in cars like F01 or F10 only, such as lane departure warning, parking assistant, rearview camera, etc. At this point, we can't verify if this is accurate information based on BMW's press release or mere speculation, so take it with a grain of salt, for now.

The F20 hatchback will not be coming stateside.

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....and not going to be available in the USA, but that's been beaten to death.
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....and not going to be available in the USA, but that's been beaten to death.
Because Americans dont like hatchbacks or wagons, they like SUVs and mini-vans.
I would buy one if offered. I would also buy the new 5 series wagon if it was offered.
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this would so sell in U.S

College kids would be all over this. Would make the perfect commuter car.
Why?! BMW, why?!
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this would so sell in U.S

College kids would be all over this. Would make the perfect commuter car.
Why?! BMW, why?!
while I see the appeal, I don't think there would be demand. If BMW could lower the price they want to sell it at - even with gasp cloth seats, then maybe this could be a mini cooper or VW hatch alternative, but Americans (generally) would not pay premiums for hatchbacks.
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The more details are released, the more disappointed I get that the hatch isn't coming stateside.
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this would so sell in U.S

College kids would be all over this. Would make the perfect commuter car.
Why?! BMW, why?!
College kids? A brand new BMW?

I think spoiled college kids are in the minority of all college kids.
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Per this report, the F20 will be only slightly bigger than the outgoing E87 1-series. Two different design lines are said to be offered, Urban and Sport, each comprising of unique wheels, trims, and side mirror colors. This sounds like a customization paradise.
I wonder if the coupe will come in 2 design lines also... I doubt it though, only in sport maybe.
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
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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while I see the appeal, I don't think there would be demand. If BMW could lower the price they want to sell it at - even with gasp cloth seats, then maybe this could be a mini cooper or VW hatch alternative, but Americans (generally) would not pay premiums for hatchbacks.
BMWs are already cheap enough in the US. Americans in general just dont like hatchbacks, so they dont offer them here because they dont sell, not because of the price.
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College kids? A brand new BMW?

I think spoiled college kids are in the minority of all college kids.
You need to spend more time in San Diego, I had a brand new E90 in high school and got a 135i after I graduated and nobody bats an eye, this is pretty common. In fact there were other juniors at my high school with AMGs and even a brand new 911.

I really wish they'd take more chances on stuff like the 1 series hatch, give us smaller engines too I think times have changed enough that people are ready to buy a 120d in the US, the problem with diesels and stuff like the 318ti is they've been overpriced, price to undercut the Audi A3 which is also too expensive and you'd sell plenty of 'em.
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You need to spend more time in San Diego, I had a brand new E90 in high school and got a 135i after I graduated and nobody bats an eye, this is pretty common. In fact there were other juniors at my high school with AMGs and even a brand new 911.

I really wish they'd take more chances on stuff like the 1 series hatch, give us smaller engines too I think times have changed enough that people are ready to buy a 120d in the US, the problem with diesels and stuff like the 318ti is they've been overpriced, price to undercut the Audi A3 which is also too expensive and you'd sell plenty of 'em.
you need to spend some time outside of rich-kid land. the real world is not like that
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you need to spend some time outside of rich-kid land. the real world is not like that
QFT

Im currently in college and would actually consider getting one of these, but... I don't have the cash for a new BMW
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+1 on 120d.

Since this will be a premium hatch, it will defeat the purpose of selling rinky 118i by bringing over 120d. Better yet, give us both 120d & 123d.
I wish they would, but Americans have to have their power.
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What they SHOULD DO is bring to Canada to test the waters for the US. We have very similar tastes when it comes to cars as you guys south of the border, so why not give it a chance here? Also in Canada we have the 323 which is kind of odd because the US doesnt have it. As well, we got the X1 before you guys did too.

In my opinion, this has more relevance in the Canadian and US market (and all markets) than say the 5er GT, or even say the X6. I know that people are going to hate me for that comment but I honestly think that the 1er and lower priced 3er's (323 and 328) in Canada are geared moreso towards the younger crowd.

If they priced this starting at like 30 then they'd have a winner, and make the options less expensive too. I would definitely buy this over something like a Golf or an A3
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A new report out of Bimmertoday now seems to give some more information on the F20 and claims that the online debut will be in three weeks in early June.
According to SCOTT, it will happen in less than two weeks.

http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=523638

I hope he is right and bimmertoday is wrong.

Some people thought that the BMW campaign was referring to the F20 and F21, not "urban" and "sport". I guess the 3 door will come along sometime later instead.
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4 cylinder only? Bye bye 135...
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4 cylinder only? Bye bye 135...
Not necessarily. The current 1er hatches aren't offered with the 35 engine, only up to the 28, and that will continue with the F20 except the top of the line (128i) will get the turbo four instead of NA six. I still haven't seen anything definitive about the next gen coupe getting a turbo six or not.
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This looks really good. If the A3 sells in the US, why can't this?
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You need to spend more time in San Diego, I had a brand new E90 in high school and got a 135i after I graduated and nobody bats an eye, this is pretty common. In fact there were other juniors at my high school with AMGs and even a brand new 911.

I really wish they'd take more chances on stuff like the 1 series hatch, give us smaller engines too I think times have changed enough that people are ready to buy a 120d in the US, the problem with diesels and stuff like the 318ti is they've been overpriced, price to undercut the Audi A3 which is also too expensive and you'd sell plenty of 'em.
What school in San Diego did you go to? Bishops or some other private school? I go to a public school and there is like six IS250's (The lease is relatively cheap if parents are paying), more lifted trucks than you can shake a stick at, and then there's my bimmer and some older ones. AMG's and Porsche? Wow.
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I'd take a hatch over any 3er any day, but the coupe is just too ugly...F2X'll be nicer looking, but I'm positive it won't be nice enough to sway me from the new 3.

It can't be that much more expensive for BMW to offer the hatch...maybe everyone should start writing letters...

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