OP: Wow, you should work for BMW. I don't like the looks of the 1XX and 1M, but what you made looks great!
What I didn't like about the 1 (and 1M):
a. Proportions. The back looks cut off.
b. The front. Stop smiling at me! The 1 looks like a dopey looking fish face to me... or a pig snout! lol
c. The headlights. 3 series lights look "mean". The 1 series lights look "happy". I don't want happy. Makes me think of a Neon.
The 1M has all these, but at least has some "badass" thrown in, so I like it more while still disliking it.
Taste is subjective: just my 2 cents.