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by James Ward

It’s normally the realm of poor Photoshops or bonkers show cars – grafting the nose of one car onto another.

Nissan famously followed fans who were fitting the S13 Silvia nose onto the sister 180SX hatch with an official “Sileighty” model.


This one comes from a BMW fan in the UK who (like many) was not a fan of the BMW 1-Series nose on the sporty M135i hatch. His solution – fit the newer (and arguably prettier) M235i face to create a rather cool looking mashup.

The custom 2-Series hatch (using the 3-door body which isn’t available in Australia) holds together really well, and does answer the ‘what if’ question posed by many owners when the 1 and 2 series cars were split into hatch and coupe respectively.


Keen to do it yourself?

Luck is at hand, as German Tuner ‘Individual Cars’ offers the nose job as a $4,500 conversion kit (not including shipping, duty, painting or fitting).

So if you want a more ‘special’ 1-Series but don’t want to look like a runner-up at Autosalon, then you can put together what some would argue is the 1er we ‘should’ have got in the first place.


What do you think? Is this a better 1-series, or something that is best left to the customisers?

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