The next BMW 1 Series has been spotted yet again by our spies, this time with what appears to be a set of production lights front and rear. However, there’s still quite a bit of camouflage on the car to hide the rest of the A-Class rival’s body.

The 1 Series seen here features angular LED daytime running lights within its front clusters, which appear to be inspired by recent BMW models like the X4 and X2. The headlights flank the brand’s familiar dual kidney grille, which are covered on this prototype, along with the bumper.

At the rear, we see L-shaped graphics within the slender-looking taillights that look like they extend towards the tailgate. On previous mules, faux body cladding made it difficult to ascertain just how large the rear lighting clusters actually are, but this new set of photos do help in that regard.

As for the rest of the car, it’s plain to see the design of the new car is a significant departure from its predecessor, the F20. For starters, the A-pillars appears to have been shifted further forwards, and the rear doors appear to have larger aperture as well.

These changes are the result of the 1 Series making the switch to BMW’s UKL front-wheel drive platform, which should allow for more space at the front due to the transverse engine layout. The usual diesel and petrol engines will be made available, along with optional all-wheel drive. A high-performance M140i is also claimed to be on the cards, if sources are to be believed.

The transition to front-wheel drive should also allow for a roomier cabin, one that will sport a brand-new interior. Previous spyshots reveal a dual-screen setup, a new steering wheel and gear lever design, along with a tidied-up centre console as some of the revisions.

GALLERY: Next-gen BMW 1 Series spyshots