BMW’s Performance 1-Series Coupe caught testing on track

A few days after BMW announced the 1 millionth production of the BMW 1-Series, BMW is getting even more publicity for the car as the series’ next-generation gets closer and closer to being unveiled.

We’ve seen the new 1-Series in a number of spy photos and videos but we never seem to get tired of discovering the latest one, which, incidentally, just so happens to be today. In this new video, the still-to-be-named was captured doing some lap runs at a racetrack, further adding fuel to the fire that the next-generation 1-Series is indeed finally upon us.

Details behind the car are still subject to speculation but from what we’ve gathered, it looks like it’s coming with an engine similar to that of the BMW 135i. But until BMW comes out with official tech specs for the car, we’ll withhold any judgment on it. For now, we’re keeping our expectations on the safe side.


Source: Vimeo

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert -
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
About the author
What do you think?
Show Comments


  (417) posted on 04.19.2010

Pretty impressive performance, but IMO, the series 3 is more serious and bolder competitor on it’s class.

  (647) posted on 04.18.2010

How exciting is the 1st series, It has to be one of my favourtire BMW’s.

  (939) posted on 04.15.2010

I’m pretty sure that a M version of the next gen. 1 series would not have the N54 engine, it will more likely have a twin or single turbo 4 cylinder engline - the inline 6 unfortunately is dieing in smaller cars (even the 3series)

  (798) posted on 04.14.2010

I agree, for sure it will be a big surprise. I hope audi has an answer to it when it come out.

  (708) posted on 04.14.2010

Well, of course, expect the unexpected from BMW. I bet you would surprise once you get your hand of it’s steering wheel.

Car Finder: