Expected Summer 2006

At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show BMW will release the sporty three-door variant of the current 1-Series model which so far was available as a five-door only.

The three-door’s side doors are larger, and the B-pillars are set further back within the wheel-base. The pictured prototype has no disguise, and judging from the double exhaust pipes the car is equipped with a 3.0 litre six cylinder fuel engine delivering about 250 HP.

The 1-Series three-door model is expected to be in the dealerships from summer 2006 on.

Gallery: BMW 1-Series as Sporty Three-Door