Facelifted 1-series coupe and cabriolet models launched at the Detroit motor show
10 January 2011

BMW has used the Detroit motor show to launch its facelifted 1-series coupé and convertible.

The tweaks focus on either end of the cars, with revised headlights and L-shaped tail-lights, and a new splitter that introduces what BMW calls an ‘air curtain’ around the front wheels. This reduces drag and improves CO2 emissions — although BMW has yet to issue any revised figures for the car’s European line-up.

See the official pics of the revised BMW 1-series range - now updated with Detroit show pics

Along with the mild revisions come a few tweaks to the trim options. Two new colours are being offered on both hard-top and soft-top — Vermillon Red and Marrakesh Brown — and the wheel range has been extended to include a 17in five-spoke design, a 17in ‘turbine spoke’ and V-spoked 18-inchers.

The coupé and convertible are still seen as ‘marginal’ models within the 1-series line-up; the next-gen hatchback, in five and three-door forms, will receive a much more radical overhaul.Read the full story on the new BMW 1-series M Coupe

See all the latest BMW 1-series reviews, news and video

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week