2020 BMW 1 Series Hatch Interior Caught Completely Undisguised

There is little time left before BMW officially uncovers the all-new 1 Series hatchback, the first one ever to feature a front-wheel-drive platform.

We’ve already seen many spy shots of the 2020 BMW 1 Series, as well as two photos of an uncensored M135i xDrive model. There’s not much left to hide, really, and BMW seems to be aware of this. Maybe that’s why this latest prototype spotted at the Nürburgring features a rather light camouflage.

Looking at the aggressive body kit and blue brake calipers, the prototype seems to be the M135i xDrive range-topper we’ve already seen uncovered.

Also See: 2020 BMW M135i xDrive Hot Hatch Uncovered Before Its Time

This shifts our focus to the interior and our photographers have supplied us with the most revealing photos of the cabin we’ve seen so far. The dashboard is clearly inspired by the latest 3 Series and features a driver-oriented center console, an all-digital instrument panel (at least on this particular car), and a center infotainment screen nicely integrated on top of the dash.

We also get a clear look at the sporty multifunction steering wheel wrapped in leather and the area around the automatic transmission knob. As always, it features the rotary controller for the iDrive infotainment system surrounded by shortcut physical buttons, as well as driving mode buttons, start/stop switch, and DSC/DTC deactivating button.

Overall, the interior looks more upscale and high-tech than what the outgoing model offers. The main advantage of switching to an FWD/AWD platform will be a more efficient interior packaging that will enable the third-generation BMW 1 Series to offer a more spacious trunk as well as more room inside, especially for rear passengers.

The all-new BMW 1 Series is expected to debut later this year, likely at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.


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  • Knotmyrealname

    Heads will roll…..
    But, that interior looks a nice place to be.

    • Exotics

      It would be better place to be if the exhaust pipes were routed into the interior cabin through the air vents so you can the inhale carbon monoxide

      Wait, that would be bad huh? No worries, it just gets emitted on the outside, into our atmosphere and for fellow drivers to breathe in.

      Thats out of sight out mind, so who cares right

      • Knotmyrealname


  • Adi

    How can this be a “spy shot” when the pic was taken with the photographer sitting in the back seats?! The interior is a disappointment. It looks less premium than some actual non premium brands. A-Class is still the king of the interiors in this class.

    • Weiman

      Sure, if you like rectangles and circles 😀

      • Puddingpopper

        More hexagons than a honeycomb

        • PK

          in a good way!

  • Ary Wisesa

    I’m glad that BMW sticks with “traditional” instrument cluster. It shows that their designers are not lazy to design proper instrument cluster and still embrace the new tech. Mercedes’ latest instrument clusters (in A, CLA, GLS, etc) in form of a single ultra wide LED panel looks very plain and artificial, and very uninteresting.

    • DaruniaG

      I agree. The Instrumentcluster on Mercedes looks dated, as they startet the trend with the 2014 S-class. It is also way too much chrome in the interiordetails on Mercedes´s

      I think they will go for an entirely different interior design in the next gen S-class

    • Christian Wimmer

      As a current A-Class owner, I gotta disagree. Call me biased, but I love the way these new Mercedes-Benz interiors look. There is no question that a similar layout and the use of more or less the same screens saves on production costs, but they look futuristic and classy, at least to me. 😉

    • Christian Wimmer

      And the instruments are simple and clear = great readability. 😉

    • Weiman

      Couldn’t agree more.

  • Dennis James

    The interior looks quite nice, now imagine it in a proper RWD car. Ok, stop dreaming.

    • Weiman

      Why imagine? The 3 series has the same interior, pretty much.

  • Exotics

    Too many buttons

  • PK

    that cluster is dreadful! eww come on bmw! you can do better than that! -_-

  • Steve Cohn

    With those wheels I’d hate to hit a pot hole.

  • ThatGuy

    Not sure if im just getting older but BMW interiors have really grown on me.
    Well lets say their cars have i am really liking them.
    WIll end on this, those wheels are for Germany and France with good roads, for me it will be their mid version with 17 inch wheel because the pothole life

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