2012 BMW 1-Series was unveiled

2012 BMW 1-Series was unveiled

The BMW 1-Series, the compact hatchback, is going to make its appearance earlier than most enthusiasts expected. BMW representatives have not made an official announcement yet, but official photos have been posted on a German website, called Motor Traffic. The pictures show a much more pronounced front end featuring unusually large headlamps which were pushed to the far corners of the bumper, hugging the wheel arches. The car model also seems to have evolved the current model's styling, boasting more prominent and sharper creases all around along. The steering wheel has received a new design, while the center console is larger and integrates new switchgear. The styling differences between the new model and the current one can only be spotted if one actually owns a 1-Series. The total length of the car is of 4,320 mm due to the 85 mm longer platform, which also provides more comfort for the passengers, while the cargo area has also increased by 30 liters, reaching 360 liters. The 2012 BMW 1-Series is powered by a brand new 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, that is going to be available on the 116i, delivering an output of 136HP, and on the 118i, with the same displacement, except for the 170HP. A 2.0-liter turbo diesel producing 116HP, 143HP and 184HP, is said to have been included among the diesel options.
More details are expected to be revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September, where the 2012 BMW 1-Series is planned to make its international debut.