BMW 1 Series Concept – Renderings

1-series | January 5th, 2009 by 16
bmw concept 1 series

By now, many of you, that are daily readers on our blog, might know Giom or have seen his name mentioned on here many times. …

By now, many of you, that are daily readers on our blog, might know Giom or have seen his name mentioned on here many times. Giom is the talented rendering artist that gave us the 2010 BMW 3 Series renderings and shortly after, the 2012 BMW M6 images.  

For the past 6 months, he has been working on a new project which made me very excited: creating computer generated images of a BMW 1 Series Concept.  I love the fact that for each project he has done for us, Giom took the time to analyze all the small details and current designing trends. He also showed us his progress along the way, so it was nice to see where he started and what the final outcome really is.

With that being said, I will let him explain in his own words the BMW 1 Series Concept: 

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This concept is pure fictional and based on nothing but imagination. I’m a huge fan of the One Series and I am under no illusions that I can create a better design. Having said that, I’m also not bound by any marketing and technical constraints, so the car pictured here would not and cannot predict the future model.

I’m doing this for fun and fun alone. My thinking towards the next model is that it might look more aggressive and purposeful. The design language will also reflect BMWs current design trends and will therefor be more edgy.

With my design, I tried to create a whole new identity for the One, but at the same time stuck to some typical BMW features.

Some interesting design elements: The headlights are CS Concept inspired but that’s where it ends. There are two parallel lines running from the kidney grill at the front all the way over the roof and ends in the rear hatch number plate indent. Also the two lines running along the side of the car carries on into the front bumper and bends downwards to integrate with the front air intake.

I hope you enjoy this Concept 1-Series as much as I enjoyed creating it.”

More pictures

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16 responses to “BMW 1 Series Concept – Renderings”

  1. mpower says:

    very nice !

  2. kafkef says:

    Nicely done. Now you got me thinking about the next generation 1-series :)
    When is it coming out anyway? 2011?

    If all goes well I should be out of college by then and started working (and saving up for a 1-er). Though I bet Mr Murphy will want to have a say in that.

  3. George says:

    Not bad for a concept, however I still think the front should look more aggressive.

  4. zOxta says:

    Great work.

  5. Brookside says:

    a great rendering Giom.
    The rear and side view are very strong and compelling.
    I also agree that the front should re-emphasize carry-over design cues from the CS and Z4 (E89)…the headlights particularly I think will be larger than you’ve drawn them much in the same way Ms. Blasi’s design expanded the overall shape of the headlight cluster from the original E85.

  6. Auday says:

    Hey Giom, would you be bale to take the CS concept, make it a bit smaller, with a bit shorter front, 2 doors, and a less slanetd back.
    I’m thinkin how the next gen M3 would look like if it’s based on the CS concept design.

  7. Artmic says:

    i like the front a lot better than the current 1 series front

  8. Lawrence says:

    Nice Work! I just got an idea on how I should render the next generation M3!

  9. Giom says:


    It’s a good direction towards the next M3, I think, but it would take many weeks to complete such a project and soon time will be limited again.

    Havn’t I seen some Photoshop jobs on the next M3 using CS eliments? Horatiu? Worth a look.

    Thank you all for the kind responses!

  10. Lance says:

    It is really nice, especially the back and side. The front seems to a bit high, which actually looks nice.

    BTW, I don’t know why BMW comes with these ugly black parts (lower parts of bumper and door handles) in the pre-facelifts. These elements just make the car look so un-attractive. If there are enough of these running around, it is enough to make people dislike the 1 Series. With those black parts on the car, there’s a lack of premium feel to it (116i, 118i) and the 1 Series is suppose to be in the premium market.

  11. Doug says:

    It’s interesting the way the centerline crease inverts at the rear lamps, and follows through around the hatch as an indentation. I haven’t seen an element like that before. (Random observation)

    Really good job, Giom!

  12. Josh B says:

    hmmmmm, not really my taste. I like, no love the front and the back is…..ok but i dont dig the side veiw. Never the less, well done Giom, i hope BMW do end up making a car with front headlights and a grill as shown above.

  13. Amr Maranello says:


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