Real Life Photos: 2012 BMW 1 Series in Alpine White

1-series | June 10th, 2011 by 13
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New real life photos of the 2012 BMW 1 Series surface from Germany. An Alpine White F20 hatchback was spotted on the Autobahn giving us …

New real life photos of the 2012 BMW 1 Series surface from Germany. An Alpine White F20 hatchback was spotted on the Autobahn giving us a closer look at the exterior design from different angles.

At launch time, the F20 1er is offered in a variety of exterior colors: Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Crimson Red, Mineral Gray, Midnight Blue, Deep Sea blue, Glacier Silver, Mineral White, Liquid Blue, Valencia Orange. In the fall, the M Sport package becomes available and among the usual exterior and interior upgrades, will also include the historical Estoril Blue paint.

Styling wise, the F20 1 Series follows the design language initiated by BMW back in 2009 when the new 7 Series came to market. The car features a bold front that aims to stand out with what we believe are a pair of oversized headlights surrounding a flat and smaller than expected kidney grille. The hood sports the creases seen on all the new BMWs and facelift models.

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In the back, the taillights are a bit too busy for our taste with an integrated LED L-shape. The car continues to feature a similar hatch-look as the previous generation with a lower positioned trunk and a a more emphasized trunk-lid.

According to sources that have seen the car from up-close, the design could potentially grown on you, but we will have more on that soon after spending some “quality time” with the car.

[Source: BimmerToday ]

13 responses to “Real Life Photos: 2012 BMW 1 Series in Alpine White”

  1. Laszlo says:

    still not convinced that it looks good. VW Scirocco on the other hand looks great !
    The VW is 4 year old design but better then this BMW… shame on BMW to skip on a great opportunity to design a real cool small RWD hatch.

  2. Chris2312 says:

    Looks cheap.

  3. Giom says:

    Epic fail on this rear end design!

    Note: Why style the rear after VW Polo, if out going One already had one of the best looking rear-ends? Shouldn’t they have upgraded the old design instead of going after another marque?

  4. wazon8 says:

    Definitely the worst part of exterior design of new 1-er. 

  5. Grovedale says:

    Wow, and I thought the first gen 1 series was less than beautiful, this is just ugly. It could be a ford, toyota, kia, or anyones ecnobox. It is baffleing to me. 

  6. viper says:

    unbelivable , already on autobahn….Germany is really something.

    horrible rear (in real life) , they need to lose that single tailpipe , or make simterical pipes or something because that looks worse than a vw polo or some other extremely cheap car.

    the front although not seen here aint so bad but could have been better.


    I am so sorry for bmw. so sorry

  7. LexusLVR says:

    This car is DOA. The Lexus CT200h and upcoming MB A class have this thing beat. And the upcoming A3 is gonna be the final nail in the coffin for this thing. What was BMW smoking when they designed this thing?

    • Giom says:

      Dude, with all due respect… this 1 series is has got problems, but that CT200h is a disaster! It’s bad for Toyota, shocking for Lexus. So, if I were you, I’d keep my mouth shut about the One Series!

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  9. Tronado says:

    Who the hell will buy this ugly thing? Unless they want to sell it for 14K

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