Just as we were ready to call it a day, to our surprise, we discovered a promotional video featuring the facelifted 2007 BMW 1-Series flowing freely on the net. Although we can’t be 100% sure for its authenticity, I’d say it’s original content. I’ve spoken in the past with a couple of close friends who work in BMW and they’ve already informed me (off the record of course), that the facelifted 1-Series will be presented along with its 3-door sibling at the Geneva Show in March.
From what we made of the 1.29 min long video which features the 163Hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel 120d, the Bavarian 5door hatch has received a subtle exterior facelift which includes new front headlamps, revised tail-lamp crystals and a redesigned front bumper with larger air-intake and different fog-lights. We can’t seem to spot any differences in the interior though.
From our information, there’ll be a few changes in the engine department as the current 150 Hp 2.0-litre 4cylinder petrol will be replaced with a new 170Hp 2.0 that debuted on the 320i Cabriolet. We also suspect that the top-notch 130i with the 265 Hp 3.0 straight-six will get the revised 3.0 with an output of 272Hp.