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Spotted: Next BMW 1 Series

2009-06-10 07:49
The next all-new 1 Series BMW should make its appearance in 2011 and prototypes of the new car have already been spotted in Germany.

In the early stages of its development, the prototype is shown here sporting a very eye-catching, if unflattering, disguise to fool the public. And while its appearance is left to the imagination, BMW has revealed a few details about its new hatchback.

According to reports, the manufacturer has said it may follow a similar tack as it has with its X6 and X5 GT models by including a "shooting brake model". For 1 Series, this will likely take the form of a longer-length wagon variant that could comfortably seat adult passengers in the rear.

Engines are expected to range from 1.4-litres to 3.0-litres with turbocharged versions on the cards, too. Greener models in the form of a new generation diesels and a hybrid version are also expected to form part of the new lineup. However, an M version of the 1 Series is unlikely to be included.


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