With the 2012 BMW 1 Series nearing its debut, BMW has released a painfully vague teaser image of its next small car. We already have a good indication of the car's five-door shape, thanks to a crack team of spy photographers, but a second version is in the works, and judging by the profile, it's likely a three-door hatch.

However the model lineup shakes out for the next 1 Series, we can expect the five-door to hit production first, followed shortly thereafter by the second variant. To get ready for the cars' debut, BMW is readying a new ad blitz featuring two siblings under the slogan "one origin, two originals."

For now, we're left with pure speculation about what shape the next 1 Series will take. Before the car is revealed fully, we wouldn't be surprised if BMW cranks out another teaser or two to keep the guessing game in full swing. Head past the jump to check out the ads for the car.





I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 29 Comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Axel Daniel Cortez R
      • 3 Years Ago
      If its a RWD 1 series I might consider it for my next car, if its a fwd bye bye bmw 1 series
      Carlton Bale
      • 3 Years Ago
      +1 for a Turbo Diesel manual transmission version in the US.
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wanna bet the front end going to look exactly like the 5 series? BMW lost their imaginations when Bangle hop off the bus.
      Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they make a +/- 2000lb car that retains the look of a BMW Sedan and comes in RWD I'll have to have BMW's babies Still, for some reason I have the mental image of a 240z mated with a Dahatsu Copen and BMW signature grille/lights
      Phontsolo
      • 3 Years Ago
      What are the chances that the supposed three-door hatch version WON'T come out in the US?
      Ace Convoy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is just Stupid just show us a body panel or a headlight like all the other automakers.
      sparrk
      • 3 Years Ago
      i think it's safe to assume that it will be one ugly thing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        QAZZY
        • 3 Years Ago
        The ATS-V is designed against the M3, which it definitely won't beat with only 380hp (according to reports), since the M3's class includes the C63 AMG, which packs up to 501hp. So Germans, screwed? In your fanboy dreams.
      Snark McGee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this the FWD POS?
      godwhomismike
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really hope there is a 135d Hatchback. That would be all sorts of amazing awesomeness. Diesel, 35-40 mpg highway, and ~ 420 lb feet of torque.
      Aaron Delafraz
      • 3 Years Ago
      didnt they just come out with the 1 series m coupe? damn
    • Load More Comments