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Oh dear. It appears that the overhauled 2012 BMW 1 Series has leaked onto the Internet ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show debut, and while we only have images of it from a few angles, the new car's design has us scratching our heads. It's true that the 1 Series has never been a particularly gorgeous thing, but we're going to have to see this one in person to wrap our head around its upsized visage.

As is the way with such things, the 1 Series will grow in size compared to the car we currently enjoy, and a range of new four- and six-cylinder turbocharged engines should be seen underhood. BMW is expected to further its Efficient Dynamics program by fitting the new 1 with start/stop technology, as well as regenerative braking, though it isn't immediately clear what technologies will come on the 1 Series when it reaches the States.


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      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      OMG, what have u done BMW, are u serious?
      NKonline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ewww. It looks like the 5 Series GT. Fail Fail Fail! And now I am scared to see the new upcoming 3 Series! (°~°)
      Taylor
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am admittedly a BMW fanboy, but my god is that an ugly car
      Saif Naqeeb
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I'm not mistaken, this is the first car in history to be inspired by an emoticon >o< no wait that's not it >oo< there you go..
      SillyGooseCookie
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like a very very sad fish.
      ACSRHS
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks sad... :( The poor thing probably even misses Chris Bangle.
      Attila Gaal
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW has to do something with the design team, because there are more and more fugly bimmers on the road(this one, 5 GT, X6).
        Susan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Attila Gaal
        Wow, you used two really ugly examples, the 5GT and X6. Those abominations sure dragged down BMW.
      Vasilis Lyberis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Could not be WORSE Definitely NOT buying.. BMW cars are becoming more and more uglier and overpriced..
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Vasilis Lyberis
        still they have massively increasing sales, especially in the states. (+50% last year..lol)
          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          I guess a lot of yuppies in the States like their cars how they like their dogs, so ugly that they are cute.
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now with more hideous!
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        Susan
        • 3 Years Ago
        Mall poseurs: wonderful term! The set where the guy says he wants to experience being one with the road, having the autobahn driving experience, being in control of the machinery he pilots up the twisties; and then he leases automatic transmission.
      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hahahaha wow. You've got to be kidding. The current 1 series is bad. This just looks like it was drawn by a blind person
      akos83
      • 3 Years Ago
      I usualy dont bother saying things like this,but ....BUTT ugly comes to mind.
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