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SPIED! BMW 1 Series F20/21 Facelift (LCI) Spy pics/renders/discussion

Discussion in '1 Series' started by klier, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. klier

    klier Member

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    Looks like BMW admits defeat, the car will be launched as early as summer 2013!


    More in line with the upcoming 2 series, and already looking better than the current fugly snout...the whole front is going to change thank the lord :D
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
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  2. bmwownage

    bmwownage Well-Known Member

    ok thanks for your info coming from no where?
  3. Giannis

    Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

    His info is indeed backed up by photos which can't be shown here due to copyright issues.
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  4. Betty Swollocks

    Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

    Yes, these photos were posted 24 hours before Klier by Just_Me but had to be deleted for the aforementioned reasons.

    You can't actually see anything in the photos. Just the front end has a disguise.
  5. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    No excuses here, the current front end looks like sh.it and BMW knows it, thus the LCI. Now if they give the rearlights a more L-Shape by changing the part on the bootlid, the 1er could quickly climb as the reference in the segment in the looks department.

    It is going to be interesting to read what the Creative Marketing forumers have to say about this, as they seem to be reluctant to admit BMW fails some times.
  6. klier

    klier Member

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    There are no copyright issues. The pics are on other sites too, here they are from AUTOWEEK.NL:


    That site (I can't even write the name of anymore here) can say what it wants. Those pics are freely available on the web. Copyright issues my butt!!!
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  7. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    So what´s up guys, that famous BMW blog we use to post pics from has any issues with this site or something? I´m just lost.
  8. klier

    klier Member

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    No, you're spot on. The owner of that site doesn't want us to post 'his' pics, and he is being rude to our admin. Don't visit that site anymore!


    And just to be clear, BMWBlog.com is a great site, there are issues with B(!tch) post.
  9. aleks_16

    aleks_16 Active Member

    If you want to post the name of the website. It deletes it automaticlly :poop:
  10. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    OK, I´ve got the message, sorry Jason (or whoever the owner of that site is), I won´t be visiting your damm site any more.

    So many ass*holes over the net.
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  11. klier

    klier Member

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    No me neither. Pricks.
  12. K-A

    K-A Banned

    SEE GUYS. It shows that complaints DO work and we aren't a "small minority" that "don't affect BMW", and "BMW/Mercedes/etc. don't need 'our' support because we're replaceable".

    PROOF, once again (like the E65) that CONSTRUCTIVE criticism works.

    Nice to see BMW admitting defeat and correcting this cars front. It was a bad front, we all knew it, despite those who were crazy enough to defend it.

    I just feel bad for the poor suckers who bought the first version.

    It's just a shame that BMW designers put something so poorly thought out in the first place, which serves as an injustice to their buyer base, but considering they've been nailing cars so much lately, save for some terrible missteps IMO like the GT line, overall they earned a pass.
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  13. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    Next step, test mules of every Merc with camo on the profile and a change on their character line LOOL just kidding K-A.

    It´s true there´s no bad thing in crisitizing what sucks from a design point of view. The 1er was a big fail when we saw the pics, the front is horrible, and the rear looks like a Polo. The side profile looks perfect and the interior is nice, hence the new face will make this car much better.
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  14. klier

    klier Member

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    Well the rear is great as fr as I am concerned. It's clean, modern and well...just sexy. Maybe updated graphics for the lights and that's it

  15. SCOTT27

    SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    It is not exactly what you think it is.
    In terms of logic it does not make sense to give the car an LCi this early * , especially when the car is generating and providing sales and is successful. And with the advent of the M135i praised by the media which is why the car has a subsequent waiting time now for delivery.

    What you see here is actually the sportier front end for the upcoming 2er model. The lights become smaller , sharper and the kidney grille becomes wider - This helps to lower the front end of the car making it more sportier as evident on the side profile picture. The sportier light design conforms to the bloodline as the F20 just as the F32 and F30 share the same genes. The 2er can be looked as a smaller 4er but with more compact proportions , the spyshots of the Cabrio show a more raked back windscreen which helps on the Coupe to make the car lower and more rounded at the overall roof-line.

    I recently provided a sneak preview crudely drawn onto an existing E82 sketch.
    Just as the F32 4er was introduced as a concept car , there is something being planned for the 2er in 2013 with a Concept 2 Series aimed at previewing the all new compact BMW coupe.

    * (For those that like to engage in the same argument as they did on another site.
    FYI - The E65/E66 7er was launched in late 2001 - The facelift LCi arrived at the Geneva Autoshow in March 2005. It was not facelifted early it was actually on schedule, at its mid-life.)
  16. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    Ahhh but that´s not fair play buddy, you just posted the best look possible ;)
  17. klier

    klier Member

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    I don't think so. 2er front looks different from FL 1er front to me...

    1er FL


    2er headlights look more narrow compared to 1er FL. Could be the camo, but I doubt it..

    And speaking of logic, it didn't make sense to release the 1er with such a front. The M135i is getting great reviews indeed, but trust me, not for it's looks.

    I did cheat a bit yes :D
    Bit still the 1er butt is just fine. Maybe a slightly different standard non M bumper perhaps..
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012
  18. IanDriver

    IanDriver Banned

    Nice ! From FFFFugly to ugly, nice progress :)
    Do this the same with 3,6,7, X1, X3, X5, X6 series.
  19. tomazino

    tomazino Active Member

    As I remember, first 1er was facelifted after 2 and a half years, just in time of the premiere of 1 coupe.
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  20. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member Staff Member GCF Guru

    You missed 5. If you are going to troll at least do a good job of it.
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