First photos of the F21 BMW 1 Series with 3-doors have just surfaced on the interwebs. Autoblog.nl via Jokeforblog reveal patent drawings of the upcoming 1 Series. Judging by the leaked photos, the 1 Series with fewer doors follow the same design lines as the F20 1er revealed earlier this year. There are no visible changes at the front and rear-end, with the car keeping the same bold appearance and slightly oversized headlights.
Just as its sibling, the rear-wheel drive F21 1 Series will be positioned in the entry-level luxury premium market where it will compete with the offerings from Audi, the A3, and Mercedes-Benz with its A-Class.
The 3-door 1 Series is built at the Regensburg plant and most likely at launch time will be offered with the Sport Line and Urban Line. Both offerings add scope for personalization using exclusive interior and exterior design features and equipment.
We expect to see a variety of exterior colors, such as the Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Crimson Red, Mineral Gray, Midnight Blue, Deep Sea blue, Glacier Silver, Mineral White, Liquid Blue, Valencia Orange. The M Sport package will be available after the launch with the usual exterior and interior upgrades.
For the first time, all the petrol and diesel engines for the BMW 1 Series now feature new BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. A new generation of 1.6-litre petrol engines: BMW 116i with 100 kW/136 hp, BMW 118i with 125 kW/170 hp. The 1er lineup also offers radically redesigned 2.0-litre diesel engines: BMW 116d with 85 kW/116 hp, BMW 118d with 105 kW/143 hp, BMW 120d with 135 kW/184 hp.
BMW will debut the F21 1 Series at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.