• May 28, 2009
Fresh pics of what looks to be the next generation BMW 1 Series have been snapped in Germany. If it is the rumored 2011/2012 model, it adheres to the trend of nearly every new car, as it appears to be simultaneously bigger and brawnier all over. It isn't the forthcoming X1 crossover, since a quick look at those two cars side-by-side reveals different ride heights and rooflines, among other things.
One of 1Addict's forum commenters said he has had his current 1 Series next to the new one and he confirms that the new one is larger. If this five-door hatch really is longer and wider, with a longer wheelbase than the current car then BMW appears to removed this car from the plan to reduce 1 Series curb weights. Hat tip to Andrew.

[Source: 1Addicts]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugly must be the new beautiful. It seems all BMW is capable of lately
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too hard to tell from the camo but I hope theres some homage to the 2002/e30
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's the X1. That's X and 1. Like an X3 but smaller.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those tail lights remind me of the ones on the Think City. http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/thinkcity.jpg
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow that's 1 long hood. The a pillar is like a foot away from the front fender!! That looks strange.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope it loses its sagging and bulging lines.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Yet another 1 series 5 door that won't make it stateside....
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks bigger and more SUV like. It doesn't look bad, though. I kind of like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would not be surprised at all to see the next generation 5-door 1 series go by the name "1 series GT". As such, it may have a number of distinguishing factors from the normal 1 series coupe (and sedan, should they decide to build one as I suspect they will) besides the obvious form factor differences. Some of those features could be a larger wheelbase and overall length than its non-hatchback brothers.

      In other words, this car may not say much about the size of the next 1 coupe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope they will not go for those ugly round rear lights.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Aww look, they've made an itty-bitty Dodge Magnum!
      Kumail
      • 5 Years Ago
      Insideline already drove 1.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        I was going to say the exact same thing. Oddly enough, they drove it with the psychedelic camouflage ON.
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