Thanks to fanatics over at 1addicts we can show you spy shots of the pre-production testing that BMW’s doing to their latest 1 Series variant. Cross-drilled brakes, larger wheels, widened fenders, duckbill spoiler and a more aggressive front end, following in the footsteps of the current M lineup, can all be seen, though the trippy swirls are a bit distracting.
There’s been tension in the Bimmer community regarding what the 1 Series M variant will actually be called: Do they label it the M1 and break ties with the late and great mid-engined coupe or do they label it the 1M or even the 135is? It’s all a question that should be answered shortly based on these test mule shots but given what you’re seeing, this 1 Series should be quite the powerhouse.
(Hat tip: 1addicts, check their original post where they answer a few questions that you’re probably asking yourself.)