The three-door version of BMW's recently launched 2012 1 Series Hatch has been given an unceremonious unveiling, courtesy of a set of patent application renderings that surfaced online this week.
As expected, the three-door carries the bulk of the five-door's design language, with only the tapered roofline standing out as an obvious styling difference.
Whether we'll see a 1 Series-badged Coupe and Cabriolet in the future is unclear - while those bodystyles are likely, reports over the past year suggest BMW will give the pair a new 2 Series badge and their own unique styling.
The lifestyle-focused 1er is expected to join its five-door sibling sometime in 2012, offering the same 1.6 litre petrol and 2.0 litre diesel engines that drive the current range.
[via China's sohu.com]