The current generation of the BMW 1 Series is the first generation of the BMW 1 Series. was presented in 2019. For this model, therefore, the time to receive an update is approaching. The development of the facelift has been going on for some time and, now, new spy photos are arriving that show the car intent on carrying out a test session on the Nurburgring circuit.
The car featured in the spy shots still appears disguised with the films that cover the bodywork to prevent all the changes introduced from being observed. However, even with the camouflage some interesting things are noticed. First of all, it is the top-of-the-range version, the M135i, which according to some rumors could be renamed the M140i given that there is talk of an increase in engine power.
Whether it is the most popular model; sporty it can be; understand from several details including a front more; elaborated with large air intakes, the sports set-up and, at the rear, the 4 tailpipes. There is also a small spoiler at the end of the roof. With the update, BMW should also equip the 1 Series with new headlights and rear light clusters with different graphics. There should also be retouches to the shapes of the kidney grille, new colors for the bodywork and alloy wheels with a new design.
As regards the interior, the new spy photosof Series 1 do not show the cockpit. However, in the past some shots made it possible to see that the dashboard will have a shape. a style very similar to that of the new 2 Series Active Tourer. Duque, there will be; the well-known BMW Curved Display. The infotainment should have the new iDrive 9 platform.
As far as the engines are concerned, in addition to the top-of-the-range version, the BMW 1 Series should be offered with additional units. petrol and diesel, probably also mild hybrids. Curiously, some documents had emerged in the past indicating that BMW had changed the code of the car from F40 to F70, suggesting that the renewal was something more than a simple restyling.
All that remains is to wait for the launch of the new model to better understand the news; which BMW intends to introduce. At the moment there is no still a date but we talk about 2024.
[Spy photo: CarScoops]
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