In some new spy photographs of the BMW 1-series it can be seen that the car is coming closer to production. It is a five door hatchback and will be in the same part of the market as the Mercedes b-class. The photos do show a disguised car, but the grille, dual exhaust and spoiler on the tailgate can be seen.
The car will be using the UKL platform which is likely to be the same one that will be under the new Mini Cooper, There will be front wheel drive as standard but there could be an option of having all wheel drive as well.
There have been no engine details released but it is expected that the new 1.5 litre twin power turbo will be an option among three and four cylinder selections. This is expected to have a range from 81 to 201 horsepower.