With less than two years to go before the official unveiling, the 2012 BMW 1 Series models are already one of the most discussed topics in all the car magazines. The German fellows at AutoZeitung are already starting to pile up 1 Series renderings and today we’re seeing their interpretation of the rear-end design.
The rendering below shows us an evolution of the current model with the taillights being divided between the rear wing and the trunk. The 1 Series Coupe and Convertible models will receive different front and rear ends when compared to the hatchback.
While the rendering doesn’t show a very progressive design, we still believe that the new 1 Series vehicles will be far more adventurous than the current models and they are expected to become an even larger volume seller.
Now the overall size and the side design lines are closer to what we would like to see, with a nice hatchback slope that gives the car a “coupeish” look as well.
The second generation BMW 1 Series will bring new options and technology that will be seen across the whole BMW portfolio. A major concern in the BMW community has always been the always increasing weight of the new BMW models, but the new 1 Series will “resist” the usual jump in weight by using lightweight materials and sophisticated bonding techniques.
The first 1 Series test mules are already on the road for some summer testing, but we expect by the end of this year to see more uncovered prototypes cruising down the Munich streets. We’re pretty sure that many of you are wondering if we will see any of these hatchbacks here on U.S. soil, but unfortunately BMW has abstained from commenting on this.[Source: Autozeitung | BimmerToday ]