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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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BMW’s FWD 1-series model based on the FWD UKL platform has been spotted for the first time! The UKL platform is a FWD platform which the FWD 1-series will share with the next generation of MINIs (which coincidentally [or not] was also spied testing for the first time today).

The FWD 1-series will come in a traditional 5-door hatchback (pictured here), a sporting estate model, and a gran touring version. They’ve been referred to by insider Scott26 as the “City Compact,” the “F.A.S.T. Family Activity Sports Tourer,” … CONTINUED

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From time to time, BMW trademark filings provide clues on future BMW models. Our latest finding could be related to the recent speculation coming from both Autobild and SCOTT26. BMW is said to be considering launching a 2-series line comprising of the 2-series coupe (F22), the 2-series convertible (F23) and M-variants of these cars. These are essentially the next generation 1-series coupe and convertible, but renamed as the 2-series.

As seen in the screenshots from the German patent office below, BMW has filed “M2″ and “BMW M2″ … CONTINUED

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Here’s a render of the 2-series coupe, which is what the next generation 1-series coupe and convertible will purportedly be badged as, while the hatchback 1-series and all new FWD 1-series models will retain the 1-series designation. More info via link inside. BMW 2 series coupe.