2012 BMW 1 Series showing its interior design

Spy Photos | November 2nd, 2010 by 12

The 2012 BMW 1 Series Hatchback comes back to focus. The next generation 1 Series Hatchback has been spotted once again during its usual test …

The 2012 BMW 1 Series Hatchback comes back to focus. The next generation 1 Series Hatchback has been spotted once again during its usual test trials, but this time around, spy photographers managed to snap some shots of the interior design.

The steering wheel design and dashboard controls align with the current design language at BMW, including the new LCD screen that takes a similar stand as the one recently displayed in the new 6 Series Concept. The car will inherit some cues from the 5 Series, taking the sometimes criticized 1er interior to higher luxury levels.

Due to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new generation 1 Series hatchback is built under the codename F20, and will feature a slightly longer wheelbase and wider track than the current model. 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.


The three and five-door hatch will only be available in Europe, but coupe and convertible variants will make their way onto the U.S. soil.

In the engine department, new three and four turbo engines will be used across the 1 Series models, from a 1.3 liter engine with 136 horsepower to a new 1.3-liter turbo powerplant developing 177 horsepower. The gasoline version, dubbed N30, comes in displacements of 1.2 and 1.5 liters with power output of ranging from 70 to 184 horsepower.

At the high-end of the line-up, the 135i will be using the N55 Twin-Scroll engine.


Diesel powerplants continue to play an important role in BMW’s strategy to improve efficiency across the fleet. A new three-cylinder 1.5 liter N37 engine will have a power output ranging from 110 to 125 horsepower. The threes-cylinder engines will use about 10 percent less fuel.

As we mentioned earlier, the new F20 1 Series will make its debut in September 2011.

[Source: Carscoop ]

  • Justin spelman

    Cool. Seen this at bimmerpost awhile back. Nothing revolutionary in design imo.

    • viper

      bmw was never revolutionary and this new old 1er is a proof

      • wazon8

        How boring life does one need to have in order to find so many time on trolling? Man, don’t you have anything more interesting to do than posting these senseless comments containting barely the same content all the time? What next will you say? That Honda is better than BMW? That BMW should stop producing cars?

  • Heddlu_Cymru M5

    From this shot, I think the dashboard looks neat and tidy. An improvement from its predecessor. We’ll see when it’s done.

  • FreudeKing

    Hard Cold Plastics AGAIN???

    This dash is probably the top end models with iDrive and auto aircon. Is that black panel technology at the bottom?

  • Hari G

    Cool. Looks like the new 1er comes with a couple of coke bottles. Perfect for America.

    • FreudeKing

      If there are coke bottle holders, then these coke bottles won’t be lying around on the seat and floor. So no!

  • chas

    Yes, I like the way they color coordinate the coke bottle with the fire extinguisher. Those German cup holders wouldn’t hold a bottle very long in a car like this.

  • Interior Design Jupiter

    Hi, this is one of the best post i have seen ever, thanks keep posting

  • Interior Designer West Palm Beach


    Thanks for the informative post. this help me lot.

  • modernfurniture

    This panel is probably the high-end models with automatic climate control and iDrive. Is the technology black screens at the bottom.

    Modern Furniture

  • Office Furniture

    This dash is probably the top finish models with iDrive and auto aircon. Is that black panel know-how at the bottom