Here are some recent shots of the next 5 door BMW 1 Series hatch (code named F20) undergoing testing at the ‘Ring. Looks from these images to have grown a tad bit in size but not as much as many feared.
It will be sometime before we will see this car stateside. The coupe/convert will be around until about 2012, the hatch being released earlier in the EU is due for a model change around next fall. We will of course update you as time goes on!