Friday, June 03, 2011

All new 2012 BMW 1 series hatchback




The hatchback version of the 1 series is being redesigned for the 2012 model year.
And I must say it does look quite good. A very nice evolution of the current model.
That means the coupe and convertible versions, sold over here, will follow about a year later.

This is the current 1 series. So you can see the difference.
I usually am not crazy of evolutionary designs, but I think this one works. The new car looks sportier and more upscale as well.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

ohhh, I don't know about this one. Looks like a deformed pig.

Anonymous said...

1-series is the ugliest car in BMW line. And yes 5 series GT is very close to that category too. Anyway, the face-lift or redesign is not doing anything different to the ugliness of the car. They need to redo the lump of the body (front and rear door) of the car. BTW, the redesigned sedan version can be seen here.
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-bmw-1-series-leaked-photos/

Anonymous said...

Correction, the website I provided earlier post is the same picture.

FuioptimaSX said...

Interestingly enough, I it's the first BMW in awhile that didn't make me want to throw up from the initial view! A lot of people don't like the looks of this, but I don't think it's bad at all!

SalvatoreBellomo said...

I am a huge fan of evolutionary design, and I believe they did a great job. I don't know if it's exactly what I would have chosen to do but none the less I really like it. The front has a bit of the shark look and the tail lights in rear, though simple look great. The interior is also a huge improvement. Way better then the Mercedes hatch

Anonymous said...

Please tell me this thing is staying in Europe.

Anonymous said...

The front is ok but the rear looks like a VW! Not good Beemer!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first post, it looks like one of the pigs in Angry Birds!

slab99 said...

Looks like a Golf with a BMW grill.

Anonymous said...

YUK!!!!

Anonymous said...

The classic and much beloved BMW designs are all long gone now.

This is absolutely ghastly!

What is BMW thinking??

Anonymous said...

This thing always looked dumpy as a hatchback and the new one still does. As a coupe and convertible it was somehow transformed in a much better-looking car. I imagine the same will transpire here.

Rick said...

I'm not a fan of the new headlights, but overall it still looks good.

Anonymous said...

I thought BMW was planning the next1-series hatches to be FWD? Or is this just a heavy facelift of the current model? To me, it looks wildly out of proportion.. way too wide to be a 1-series, and that 7-series grille needs to go.

Anonymous said...

I thought BMW was planning the next1-series hatches to be FWD? Or is this just a heavy facelift of the current model? To me, it looks wildly out of proportion.. way too wide to be a 1-series, and that 7-series grille needs to go.

Anonymous said...

Really don't understand the philosophy here. It has the the cramped interior, lack of luggage space, and cheap-@$$ ugliness of an econo-box; but probably the poor mileage and high price/bad value of a BMW--but without the M3's performance. What's the point??? Can there be that big of a market for a product that appeals only to folks that are blind, stupid, self-depricating, AND really bad at handling money???

Anonymous said...

Damn, that shit is ugly.. LOL

Anonymous said...

I like it. The headlights and unique front end design help mask the mandatory pedestrian safety standards that are plaguing the front end aesthetics of cars these days. The side is bold, while the rear is conservative, but still nice. I'm curious to see if BMW will make a sedan version this time around?

Anonymous said...

Okay.

The first gen 1-series looks like a cocker spaniel about to pee. The second gen looks like a sad fish.

BMW's love affair with animal-inspired design continues?

Nicholas said...

Looks bloated like the Lexus CT200h.

Anonymous said...

At least they got rid of that curved line at the bottom sides...Looks like the fool thing was bent up at each end. The front just looks stupid but I am sure the bratty little designers were going for unique.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely awful. The new 5 series is beautiful, but this is a mess.

Anonymous said...

I drove one of these last year. Terrible and grossly underpowered.

www.AllClassics.com said...

Behold the $39,995.00 econobox