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More Real Life Photos: 2012 BMW 1 Series Hatchback

Spy Photos | June 22nd, 2011 by 28
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First drives and reviews of the 2012 BMW 1 Series Hatchback are just weeks away and unmasked test mules continue to be seen in Germany. …

First drives and reviews of the 2012 BMW 1 Series Hatchback are just weeks away and unmasked test mules continue to be seen in Germany.

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.

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.

The gasoline motors seem to be a blend of old and new, they are 1.6 liter fours, not the new common 500cc per cylinder architecture, but both the 116i and 118i sport Valvetronic, Double-VANOS, Precision Direct Injection, and turbocharging.

We will have more details on the new 1 Series shortly.

[Source: Bimmertoday ]

  • as7920

    Looks more tadpole/amphibian than shark like. Ugh.

    • Fredyschiftan

      Dont worry you will get used to it!  They had to make the front different than other models so you can recognize it as a 1 Series. BMW was criticized as all cars look the same!!   was is more important is the driving experience which will be good., and look how much publicity it will get !!!  all free of cost…..

    • Fredyschiftan

      Dont worry you will get used to it!  They had to make the front different than other models so you can recognize it as a 1 Series. BMW was criticized as all cars look the same!!   was is more important is the driving experience which will be good., and look how much publicity it will get !!!  all free of cost…..

  • http://twitter.com/r3dnax3la Alex F

    :(

    thats how this car makes me feel

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdo.daoudi1 Abdo Daoudi

     I can’t look at it, insupportable BMW front car never made before  >_< 

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  • Buckeye

    Wouldn’t you just buy a Golf?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

      a scirocco in a heartbeat. or a mazda 3 and considering these are FWD cars, this tells you how much I don’t like this tadpole. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    poor car. somebody really went out of the world to make this tadpole looking ugly front face.  is bungle back ?
    he could explain in a 6h monologue how is this actually a pretty nice car, you just don’t look at it from a correct angle.

    poor poor car… probably a great one to drive and a face only a mother can love :-)

  • Fadi_ghossain21

    is it possible to change the design of the front???
    they better do….:(

  • Fadi_ghossain21

    is it possible to change the design of the front???
    they better do….:(

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  • Vedjo01

    total failure,design wise..

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  • Torsnow

    Mmmmm, yup, still makes me want to commit suicide. 3rd ugliest car BMW has ever made (behind the X6 at #2 and the 550 GT as #1).

  • Torsnow

    Oh, and I’d be seriously surprised if anyone in North America buys this. Europe I can see it happening, but no chance in NA. I’m waiting on the 3 series, if it’s uglier than the current model (which is pretty ugly) then I’m not buying a new BMW (probably ever again).

    • Wisdom

      3 series is ugly?! ahahaha

      • Peter

        No he’s saying in case the next 3-Series turns out to be ugly.

        I doubt they’d risk screwing up with 3-Series.

        • Wisdom

          No she’s not Peter! 
          “the current model (which is pretty ugly)” she really said the currently 3-series is ugly! Are you blind? My father has a 3-series w a M package and it is beautifull…! An amazing car with a shadow of a doubt.

  • Tom221

    I’m going to be blunt: that looks like shit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tavarey-Doudi/1739827536 Tavarey Doudi

    the ugliest bmw ever

  • Viper

    it sucks in real life.

  • Rob

    this car is so ugly i am starting to like 1st gen x3 now. Ugly bimmer, a spot of shame in BMW history like the 3. series compacts and first x3. Worst thing is that its going to be the cheapest bimmer, so we are still going to see it everywhere….FFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P52TUZIQZZYWCXJGG7GU6DAADE Hero Sina

    Looks horrible

  • Adam23

    I don’t think BMW understands how the poor exterior design of this car can have a negative impact on their brand image. Does anyone remember the Pontiac Aztec? And where is Pontiac now?

  • 330d@gmail.com

    UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vkmsua

    alien

  • Ruik7

    Is it possible a uglier car? I don’t think so.

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