BMW’s research and development head, Klaus Draeger, has confirmed that future BMWs will indeed utilize new turbocharged 3-cylinder gas and diesel engines. This begs the question which future models will receive these 3 cylinder motors. According to Draeger (via Autocar), the upcoming FWD 1-series models will receive the 1.5L turbo 3-cylinder and not the F30 3-series (at least not initially?)
“They are not a priority for the 3-series,” Draeger told Autocar last week. “We’ll start with the front-wheel drive architecture and more price-sensitive models.”
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This is the first music (industrial) film of the BMW Group. “check my machine” is a film project which has been created in a close collaboration between the BMW Group’s Electronic Media Department and creative Munich artists Jonas Imbery (Gomma Records) and Mirko Borsche (Bureau mirko borsche). The Brainstormclub and Eyetrip are responsible for production.
The soundtrack was exclusively generated out of the noises of the new F20 BMW 1 Series.
We havent had some great looks at the F20 M-Sport yet, but the best images of the new car are by far the ones offered up by the BMW Configurator. The configurator will let you setup the F20 in Sport or Urban lines, and now has added M-Sport to the mix. You can also setup the exterior color and the view, and then download a high resolution snapshot of the car. I’ve taken a snapshot of all the colors available on the F20 M-Sport including Estoril … CONTINUED
This new video courtesy of BMW UK showcase the interior of the F20 1-series hatchbacks and closes in on some external details. Seen clearly is the beautiful new dash with its large 6.5 inch display screen. Also of note is a look at the ambient lighting located on the F20′s B-pillar (at 30 seconds).
The video also features some close looks at the exterior as well. The frontal shots show the sculpting in the front fascia which seem to be easily lost … CONTINUED
Since the internet reveal of the new BMW 1-Series SportHatch, the forums have been ablaze with photoshop artists displaying their skills in producing 3-Door variants, Coupe variants and facelifts of the car. Here are just a select viewing of interesting things people have come up with so far:
The F20 1-series was just officially revealed this past weekend, but uncovered models are already driving around on the streets of Germany. Inside are the first live photos of the production F20 1-series 5-door hatchback, in Sport Line trim, but without the standard 17″ Sport Line wheels.
The way to differentiate between the Urban Line and Sport Line trims is that the Sport Line has standard 17″ wheels, high gloss black elements, wide grille slats, and front bumper insert. The Urban Line has white trim components.
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The photos and details of the new 1-Series sporthatch came on like a flood over the weekend. However, the videos have been coming out at a trickle pace, and here are new shots of the 1er SportLine edition driving through the hills, with a nice tune in the background. Enjoy!
What Car? provides the first video preview coverage of the F20 1-series. Featured in the video is a glacier silver F20.
We’ve compiled a photo comparison of the F20 1-series 5-door hatchback versus its closest predecessor model – the E87 1-series 5-door hatchback model (non M-sport and facelifted). For your reference, compared to the E87, the F20 body is 85 millimeters (3.35 inches) longer, wheelbase 30 millimeters (1.18 inches) longer, front track 51 millimeters (2 inches) wider, and rear track 72 millimeters (2.83 inches) wider.
Over the weekend, the all new 1-Series was released, and typical for a new BMW release, there has been alot of conversation and controversy over the styling.
BMW has gone ahead and put up this single picture of the M-Sport to tantalize us until the full wallpapers are released.
Probably the most striking feature of the M-Sport 1er will be the addition of Estoril Blue Metallic as a new color option. This will not be available on non M-Sport equiped vehicles.
The M-Sport package consists of all new bumpers … CONTINUED
Full tech specs for the 116i, 116d, 118i, 118d, and 120d, as well as a slew of additional studio processed wallpaper images have been updated to the official F20 info thread. See inside.
The F20 1 series will be available in the following colors: Standard – black, alpine white, crimson red. Optional – black sapphire metallic, deep sea blue, mineral gray, midnight blue, glacier silver, valencia orange, mineral white, liquid blue.
Here is the first video of the F20 1-series 5-door hatchback. It’s a short one, but it’s the first live motion clip of the next generation BMW 1-series, and first live comparison to its predecessor, the E87 hatchback. As you watch the video, keep in mind however that the E87 is an M-sport model, so the comparison isn’t exactly apples-to-apples so to speak.
This particular red F20 is the “Sport Line” model. Compared to the E87, the body is 85 millimeters (3.35 inches) longer, wheelbase 30 millimeters … CONTINUED
OFFICIAL RELEASE: BMW 1-series Hatchback (F20). Here is all the just-released official information and media for the F20 1-series hatchback. Full gallery and press release INSIDE.
Now that the first photos of the F20 1-series have hit the web, we’ve put together a photo comparison of the F20 1-series hatchback versus its closest German rivals – the Audi A3 hatchback and VW Golf.
We’ve updated the BMW F20 1-series gallery with nearly 50 photos. We’ll have the full tech details posted for you this weekend, but enjoy the preliminary info and full set of pics in the meantime!
Here they are, the very first photos of the F20 BMW 1-series! The full press release is expected this weekend, so stay tuned!
Seen here are “Sport Line” and “Urban Line” models. Compared to the outgoing 1-series hatchback, the F20 has grown by 8.5 centimeters to 4.32 meters in length. Wheelbase grows by 1 inch. It retains its 50:50 weight distribution.
Base engine in the BMW 116i with a newly developed 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engine that makes 100 kW/136 hp. For the same displacement, the 118i gets 125 … CONTINUED
Its now literally a matter of days before the new 1-Series is revealed to the world. And the patent image masters at the jokeforblog have gotten their hands on the images of the upcoming 1er, including the crucial images of the front bumper, which looks to be the most dramatically changed styling element.
The 1er looks to now have a more wedge shaped headlamp design element which is a cross between the 5-Series GT and an E92 3-Series, with a design line that passes from the … CONTINUED