Interesting renderings of the next BMW 1 Series

Rumors | July 28th, 2009 by 9

We know how much you hate love renderings, so we decided to show you some new renderings of the next generation BMW 1 Series due …

We know how much you hate love renderings, so we decided to show you some new renderings of the next generation BMW 1 Series due out in 2011. The renderings belong to two different sources and they both take a different approach, so that should open an interesting debate.

As some of you might have probably read on here before, the next generation 1 Series will offer the largest variety of models within the BMW brand, the rumors say that at least five variants of 1 Series models are being considered, excluding the BMW Z2 and X1 which are based on the 1er platform as well. There are also various sources close to BMW that mention a possible 1 Series Shooting Brake and even an X-Cabrio crossover, but those particular models are still in the early research days.

The new BMW 1 Series hatchback model will feature a slightly longer wheelbase and wider track than the current model. It will be available in three and five door variants with both models using the new modular/expendable platform. The backbone of these models was designed especially for this purpose so every model can have a variation backbone, simply be moving suspension points and firewalls to areas that will benefit each vehicle. Corroborated with more parts sharing, this new approach will allow BMW to reduce even more the production costs.

As far as the exterior design, not many details have leaked recently and anything we would say at this point could be interpreted as pure speculations. Of course, the 1 Series test mules seen around don’t help too much, but as the cars go through different evaluation phases, then we should find out more.

1 series rendering

What we do know for sure is that the interior will take many design cues from the BMW X1, of course emphasis on the sportiness aspect.

Now looking at the two renderings, the first one is closer to a “real design” than the second one, even though we do see why some people might enjoy the aggressive stand of this last rendering.

[Source: | Automedia, Inh. Andreas Conradt e.K.| Burlappcars ]

9 responses to “Interesting renderings of the next BMW 1 Series”

  1. Fastkid says:

    X-cabrio cross what???

    can you pliz xplain me that???

  2. Rich says:

    I like this one better than either of these two:

    Also, where are the coupe model renderings?

  3. Giom says:

    This is the thing that I don’t like about most PS renderings – they use other BeeEm parts straight from other photographs. We all know that it will never look like a Z4. (Nor like a 5GT from the image in the link above.)

    Question to Photoshop artists; is it not possible to come up with something thats not from another car… ie. new headlights and grill?

    But I agree with Horatiu, the first image could be realistic.

  4. Jordan says:

    hmm… i kinda like how they did the fog lights on this rendering..

  5. Vaybach Khan says:

    the 1st pic is good but u can see side view only..what i dont like is the tail lights cos theres no chance for such a shape..the current model (e87..) have no chrome trim around windows,which the new one will have i hope so…the x coupe cabrio…. bljlljiak….

  6. L1ndja says:

    I like the second better.The taillights on the first are just ugly

  7. Doug says:

    I kind of like the first one, but it reminds me too much of the mazda 3. It’s a more rounded, harmonious and *safe* shape than the current 1’s chunkiness. But, some character is lost, too.

    The 2nd is distinctly crossover which is nauseating. But…. the major lines are very nicely integrated for a recipe-from-leftovers as Giom said. Love the color.

  8. Deluxe says:

    Such a sporty car BMW 1 series is!

  9. txdesign says:

    Just once I’d like to hear “due to the fact that most cars on the planet today are larger than they need to be, the next generation model will retain the overall dimensions of the outgoing model”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *