Thanks to Chinese portal site sohu.com, the images above and below of the new BMW 1-Series as a 3-door hatchback, has been exposed with patent/trademark designs. With the knowledge of a BMW 1-Series 5-door hatchback on the way, the images provide a good idea of what to expect next from BMW.
Looking elongated, the B-pillar is pulled back and angled towards the rear and the effect is enhanced even more by the arcing of the roof combined with arcing side glass.
BMW will be offering the 1-Series in a total of six different body variants divided into two different build architectures. The 1-Series 3-door hatchback is expected to arrive in the U.S. Summer time in 2012.