Next month, BMW will unveil the second generation 1 Series hatchback. The latest spy photos continue to show test mules carrying the usual BMW camouflage that hides the final and finest details. The dimensions of the new 1er are slightly larger than the current generation, proportions that keep BMW as an important player in the entry-level premium segment.
The F20 1 Series Hatchback will be offered with both three and five doors and will further differentiate themselves through the options offered, an Urban Line vs Sports Line, with different exclusive exterior colors, wheels or interior trim.
BMW will offer three non-metallic and three metallic exterior colors. An optional comfort package with 17 inches run-flat tires will be available. In the fall, the more sporty dynamic M Sport package will be introduced as well.
Initially, customers will have a choice between 4-cylinder turbocharged engines matted to a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions.
Some features previously offered only in the 5 and 7 Series, will make their way into the new 1 Series family: lane departure warning, traffic sign detection, parking assistance and rear view camera.
Stay tuned for exclusive coverage on the new 2012 BMW 1 Series.