Undergoing testing in Europe, this five-door prototype is thinly camouflaged which gives us see a better glimpse of what to expect when the car is unveiled sometime next year.

Our intrepid spy photographers have managed to catch several new pictures of the 2012 BMW 1-Series.

Undergoing testing in Europe, this five-door prototype is thinly camouflaged which gives us a better glimpse of the prominent grille, sportier bumpers, and production taillights. Overall, you can see the car will be slightly longer and feature a slimmer C-pillar which should help to improve rearward visibility.

Like the current 1-Series, the next-generation model will be available in a number of configurations including three-door, five-door, coupe, and convertible. xDrive (all-wheel drive) may also be offered, but nothing is official as of yet.

The car will likely be unveiled sometime next year, so stay tuned for details.

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