We already know what the all-new BMW 1-Series looks likes as a 5-door hatch but how about a 3-door? Well thanks to Chinese portal site sohu.com for exposing these patent/trademark designs, we now have a good idea.

We already know what the all-new BMW 1-Series looks likes as a 5-door hatch but how about a 3-door? Well thanks to Chinese portal site sohu.com for exposing these patent/trademark designs, we now have a good idea - just in case the spy photos weren't good enough.

Looking quite elongated, the B-pillar is pulled back and angled towards the rear while the absence of the rear door makes it look like a borderline shooting brake. The arcing roof combined with the arcing side glass also enhances the effect even more.

According to previous report, BMW will offer the 1-Series in a total of six different body variants divided into two different build architectures. The 1-Series 3-door hatch is expected to arrive summer of next year.

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