Captured in early June, TMR's photos show that the small premium hatch is in line for an update that will bring it closer in style to the more recent 2 Series Coupe.
The finer details of the 1 hatch's new face remain hidden behind BMW's familiar camouflage for now, but a new rendering from 'photochopper' Theophilus Chin offers a look at what we might see later this year.
For his 'concept', Chin has masked the face of the new 2 Series Coupe directly onto the 1 Series Hatch - and we won't be the least bit surprised if that's precisely what's to come from BMW.
The lights of the new 2 Series, while steering away from the connected 'grille-to-headlight' look now appearing across the BMW range, nonetheless add a more powerful image to the little Bimmer's face.
Styling of the 1 Series hatch will likely remain otherwise unchanged, and being a relatively new model, dramatic mechanical changes are also unlikely.
Watch for the updated 1 Series to appear in the coming months, alongside its two-door 2 Series sibling.