BMW may have just introduced their revised 1-Series, but it is wasting no time in making it hotter. For their Frankfurt stand, BMW is readying a Performance Concept version—and through these leaked camera phone shots, we now know what it looks like. BMW unveiled the car ahead of time at a dealer meeting, and some enterprising James Bond took these shots and posted them on 1Addicts.com. From the photos, the 1-Series Performance Concept will have larger dual-spoke alloy wheels, a more aggressive front bumper, and—presumably—320d badging on the tailgate. Rumors abound that this car will have a hotted-up version of the 2.0-liter turbodiesel that produces 184 horsepower in stock form.
A diesel 1-Series hot hatch? It may be no 1-Series M, but it’s certainly compelling enough to warrant a leak ahead of the Frankfurt Auto Show.