New evidence suggests that the BMW 1 Series is actually the next-gen model, with production-spec headlights, a concealed front fascia with large inlets, and kidney grilles with an oval layout.
The new 1 Series has a new headlight design, camouflage, wheels with five spokes, and a redesigned instrument panel and screen.
It is already available with a wide range of gasoline- and diesel-fueled powertrains, with the M135i sitting at the top of the lineup and currently having a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 302 hp.
A rumor suggests that the name might change to M140i and the output might grow to 315 hp. It is expected to be available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Production begins in July 2024, and the premiere is expected before this date.