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2012 BMW 1 Series Facelift Revealed

2012 BMW 1 Series Facelift Revealed

BMW today took the wraps off the refreshed version of the 1 series coupe and convertible ahead of their debut at the next NAIAS Detroit autoshow. An all-new version of the 1er hatchback is also in the works, to be revealed next year.

The new coupe and convertible feature a slightly upgraded design featuring discrete LED lights at front and back.

The coupe also gets the Air Curtain improves air flow around the front wheel arches with the benefit of significantly reduced turbulence. This system was first introduced in the 1 series M Coupe.

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As for the engine, the new car will come as 128i with a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, and the 135i powered by the N55 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger developing 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.

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Both models also benefit from the upgraded BMW ConnectedDrive system enhanced with BMW Assist with Bluetooth and the iPod/USB Adapter. These enhancements extend the functionality through improved integration of mobile devices into the vehicle.

Pricing of the BMW 1 Seires Facelift will be announced later.

Written by Petra

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