The German magazine Auto Zeitung has done a rendering of the next generation BMW 1 Series which will launch in 2011. According to people close to BMW, the 1 Series hatchback rendering shows the direction that BMW has taken for its future 1 Series model. Unfortunately, we can’t confirm this information with other sources as well, but we’ll report this as a new BMW rumor.
Apparently the Auto Zeitung folks have narrowed down the potential design of this new 1 Series, but there are still many other details that are not being reflected in these renderings.
“As you can see here, the strong line that begins from the rear headlamps and widens as it gets past the front doors on the actual car the line goes to the front and cuts of the headlights like a lid the design trait is classic BMW , evident on the 2002 it is a modern interpretation of the classic bathtub or boat look line.
The sculpture at the base of the side flanks is a variation on todays boat like design line – although less rounded on the next generation of 1er this interpretation takes the lead from the X1 and begins from the roof , flowing around the rear hoffmeister quarter light , allowing the rear wheel arch and sharply cut into the flanks ending at the front of the front wheel arch.
When BMW’s next development of LED technology comes on stream the headlamps will be replaced by strips that by daylight are dark, but when fully illuminated they take appearance of the double halo lights. With this option, RR Phantom esque driving lights sit below the LED’s.”
As we announced before, BMW will revamp the entire 1 Series line-up, create new more appealing models that will take a revolutionary approach. There will be at least four different bodystyles available and a wide range of performance engines, from gasoline to diesel.
The first 1 Series will be launched in 2011 and if it looks near the design in this rendering, then they might have won another fan.[Source: GCZ ]