According to Automotive News, the coming 1-Series in the US won't share the European model's hatch-like comport. It'll have a trunk, or boot, depending on the country of your birth, and come in a droptop version. That means we need only look to the rumored "2-Series" for clues. Rumors early in 2006 indicated the small cabrio would be a European-only model set to debut last year. When that didn't happen, speculators shifted their attention to the US market, though the dots didn't connect until BMW confirmed last week it would bring the 1-Series over. Could the ghost of 2002s past be returning incarnate? We'll know for sure later this year.

Spy Photos: S-M-All BMW Cabrio; Spy Photos: BMW 1-Series Cabrio [internal]