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      01-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Cool 2012 1-series (F20 Hatchback) Spied in Red, White, Gray

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BMW recently peeled back some of the heavy cladding on the next generation 1-series hatchback (F20), which has now been spotted again in various colors.

The next generation 1-series lineup (hatchback, coupe, cabrio, and other rumored variants) styling cues will fall in line with the rest of the newest BMW range. The car has a newly sculpted and more upright hood reminiscent of the F10 5-series and F25 X3 with sharp and hyper crisp body sculpting line running from the front fender through the door handles to the rear in an aggressive arc. The front and rear bumpers too follow the current BMW trends of aggressive and angular shapes that were normally reserved for M-Sport variants.

However, do not be fooled by the clever black masking tape around the headlights. This masking pattern is in place to throw you off the mark. Upon close inspection of the pictures, the car actually looks to have a headlight cutout shape that roughly approximates the 5-Series GT, however with some very unique elements, namely the inner high beam lights are offset and elevated from the regular headlamps that should give the car an extremely menacing front end.

As heavy cladding has come off the car, expect more details about this car to appear in the next coming months in fairly rapid form. It seems for now that BMW will follow the formula used for the original 1-Series and the 3-Series, which is to release the base variant (hatchback) first, and then follow up with the Coupe and Convertible a year later.

The car itself is built on BMWs new modular platform that allows BMW to expand the 1-Series range with more variants then ever while reducing costs, allowing BMW to give us more. Expect heavy use of turbo technology with the typical 4 and 6 cylinder engines. However, the oft-rumored Three cylinder engine may also make its debut with this car.

According to our BMW longterm roadmap (http://www.bimmerpost.com/future-bmw), we expect the next generation F20 1-series to make its public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA motorshow in September 2011.

Keep up to date with the latest 1-series news as we get it by following the F20 on BIMMERPOST: http://www.bimmerpost.com/1-series/f20/





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      01-11-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Interesting find. Where were these taken?
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      01-11-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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These cars are probably on their way to Sweden as We speak for Winter test and development programme.
The car will premiere after Geneva but publically will have it's World Premiere @ the IAA in Frankfurt in September.

Given the signifcance of the Premium compact segment and the importance of the new 1er to BMW , expect nearly every engine choice on show within BMW's huge exhibition hall @ Frankfurt.
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      01-11-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
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Germany I guess. Look at those plates of cars surrounding and the 1 itself.
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      01-11-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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Front styling looks more like the 5 series up front. Rear lights seem to be LED? Would be interested to see what the engine lineup would be.
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I can't get overly excited as the hatch will not be sold in the US. The big question is will the I6 remain available in the new 1 series.
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Please Bring The Hatch Over To The Usa !!!!!
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Destination Frankfurt 09.2011!!!!
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The headlights look huge!
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holy VW batman.
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The headlights look huge!
As mentioned in the first post, the headlight shape tape is there to throw your perception off. It's not close to being that big.
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i just hope they lost the ugly headlight fron the current generation!!
the stop lights reminds me of audi a1!!
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As mentioned in the first post, the headlight shape tape is there to throw your perception off. It's not close to being that big.

I hope that is true cause it kinda reminds me of this

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Please Bring The Hatch Over To The Usa !!!!!
Yes please.
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Interesting find. Where were these taken?
It was taken in Schleißheimer Str. 415, 80935, Munich. http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=48.18...28145&t=h&z=14
Its about 1km from BMW plant 01.50 away.
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Looks really good in red
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Looks a little like a Volkswagen at the rear 3/4
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VW GTI killer with a 4 cylinder turbo
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rumors has it that the new 4 cylinder turbo will generate +200hp. That will eventually be a direct competition to the GTI and Audi A3
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rumors has it that the new 4 cylinder turbo will generate +200hp. That will eventually be a direct competition to the GTI and Audi A3
According to this latest bit of 4-cylinder Z4 news, the 4-cylinder turbos going into the Z4 sDrive20i and sDrive28i will generate 174hp and 235hp, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the same in the upcoming F20 1 series.
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Please Bring The Hatch Over To The Usa !!!!!
x2. BMW NA, please bring the hatch over.
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