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      06-30-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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2012 BMW 1-series Hatchback (F20) testing in Spain - 6/30/10

It's been months since the F20 1-series has been spotted in testing, but here it is in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, perhaps undergoing high altitude testing. No word yet on whether the F20 will make it to the North American market.

Not much is known about the next generation 1-series, but what is known is that BMW sees this car as a core vehicle to its lineup in the future. Potentially, this car would be as important to them as the 3-series and so similar coupe and sedan variants are on the table. Even a stretched wagon varient has been rumored at one point. With the current E82 1-series confirmed to be receiving an M1 Version, it seems a sure shot that the F20 will also see an M variant. Good times are certainly ahead for the 1-series lineup.

What is known so far about this car? Well, it has been alluded that this car will see a new front end design that will be unique compared to the rest of the cars in the BMW lineup as well as possibly using larger foglamps at the front similar to the Z2 sketches. There will likely also be LED headlights up front. Beyond that, what we can garner from these spypictures is that surprisingly, the general shape of the body and trunk will remain very similar to the current car.
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      06-30-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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      06-30-2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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...pleeese change the taillight design and hav ehte taillighs not merge with the window.... all the best looking hatches do not have the tailights meet windows.....

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Thanks for the update, I was wondering if you can tell if it is going to be the same size as the present 1 series or larger. The lights could be the same as the 5gt
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The car would be miles better if it didn't look like a foot or a tophat. I'm waiting for more camo to go away to judge looks for the F20.

I'm definitely interested to see what BMW cooks up with the F20, Z2, and M1.

I'm buying an M3, but I still like to know the BMW brand has a great lineup through and through.
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F2x 1 series sedan will be a winner. Actually, an M version of that car would be amazing.

And, what about a 1 series (or 2 series?) Gran Coupe to go with the confirmed F1x 6 series Grand Coupe and rumored F3x 3 series (or 4 series?) Gran Coupe? And of course we need an M version of this one too.

Don't forget the 1 series GT either. Not that I care about that one too much.
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Hard to tell anything about the camo-covered car, but most places in Spanish Sierra Nevada would make the job of car testing a very pleasant activity.
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Thanks for the update, I was wondering if you can tell if it is going to be the same size as the present 1 series or larger. The lights could be the same as the 5gt

looks like a suv... just saying.....
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Love the...

-Headlight
-Cornerlights
-Taillights
-Paint Color
-HUGE trailer hitch

I hope they all make it to production...
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Love the...

-Headlight
-Cornerlights
-Taillights
-Paint Color
-HUGE trailer hitch

I hope they all make it to production...
That was a trailer hitch? I thought it was just happy to see me. I really hope this makes it stateside with a 2.3d I would love to hand BMW my money for it.
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I hope this comes to NA, though I doubt it. :/
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Looks like they changed the lights and skirt to make it look less "cute" and "pudgy" lol
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