Spyshots: 2011 BMW 1 Series, Up, Close and... Still Disguised
Despite the close-up, the next 1 Series still wears the "you're getting sleepy..." disguise, so not much of the changes brought to the body are visible. Even if the chances were visible, some say, those expecting a revolution might have been disappointed. The car is said to retain much of the current design cues, with some modifications to be brought mostly to the front fascia.
The headlamps of the 1 Series will move up, making, together with the restyled kidney-grille, for a more aggressive look than on the current one. In addition, the foglights are no longer under the front bumper as in the current version, but on it and more to the center.
The German manufacturer is also said to be working on a so-called "Supersport" version of the 1 Series. According to some reports, the Supersport will be positioned between the 135iS and the future M3.
The big changes are expected to come under the hood. As we told you already, BMW will go the EfficientDynamics-meets-small-displacement way. Some while back, an entire list of smaller engines, to be used both in the 1 and 3 Series, got leaked. The list includes units ranging from 1.35 liters I3 (122 hp) to 1.80 liters I4 (240 hp). All engines, as you undoubtedly guessed, are to be turbocharged.
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