Here’s a little slice of forbidden fruit. Our spy shooter sent over photos of the BMW 1-Series hatchback, here sporting three doors.
The BMW 1-Series three- and five-door have always ranked fairly high on the “European cars we wish were sold stateside but aren’t” list. Our hope that the 1er will make its trip over in hatchback form has been renewed with these photos of a five-door variant zipping around Deutschland.
The BMW 1M (M1? 135M? 135 mDrive?) has been spied yet again on the roads of Germany. Despite BMW’s psychedelic camouflage obscuring the majority of the body, the aggressively flared wheel arches and a deeper front chin spoiler, long-time signatures of the M brand, are observable.
Lately, we’ve seen many examples of updated BMWs coming through the espionage pipeline. These latest spy shots, though, aren’t just another appearance update.
Take a close look at the sticker on the window and under the license plate. It reads, in plain English, “Hybrid Test Vehicle.” Caught in Munich, the 1-series appears to be following in the tire tracks of the 7-Series and X6 ActiveHybrid models we have already seen.