1 Series Facelift Continues Testing

Here ‘s another look at the visually updated 1 Series coming this January, this time courtesy of our friends at Autoblog. While the image above doesn ‘t show us the new lights as clearly as the previous image of the ActiveE electric car we saw earlier this month (seen below) it does give us the best look yet of the front and rear facia change. What we see here is the stock facia as seen on all models from the 123d to the 128i. The 135i will continue to come standard (in the US) with a M Sport aerokit – albiet slightly modified.

The highly anticipated 1M will feature the front and rear lights seen here along with a bespoke M aerokit and the biggest fender flares seen this side of a 2002 Turbo (seen below in our exclusive rendering).

Look for the updated 1er to debut at the Detroit show with sale commencing shortly thereafter for all but the 1M (which starts production in March).

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  • lava

    I’ve never liked the profile of the curving side apron on the 1. If it had not drooped in the center and just curved up, or make a straighter angular line I think it would have looked better. Its still my favorite but the droopy line here always makes me think of a sagging old horse!

  • CCBiggs

    I think photos of the 1 Series don’t look as good as the real thing. I’m always pleasantly suprised when I see one on the street and realize that the photos don’t do it justice. That being said, I can hardly see any changes in the facelift.

  • Status Kill

    Lol, No LED Halos, a la the 5GT/F10