BMW’s getting ready to change its 1 Series hatchback with a brand-new model in 2019 based on the front-wheel-drive Mini Fellow citizen. Our exclusive render programs exactly what this upcoming Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class rival might look like.
2019 BMW 1 Series Styling
The new 2019 BMW 1 Series isn’t expected to look significantly various to the outgoing model. Its modified front end must take inspiration from the just recently launched 5 Series while a modified rear bumper ought to assist it look a little less round than the outbound car. A pair of angular headlights with hexagonal daytime running lights need to pull the brand-new 1 Series into line with the rest of the BMW range while a more unique kink in the rear pillar could lend it a sportier silhouette than the old model.
2019 BMW 1 Series Interior
The rather old-fashioned control panel fitted to the outbound car ought to be dropped in favour of a completely modern-day style, similar to the latest 5 Series’ cabin. A big infotainment screen must stand above a slick choice of dials and knobs while wood and aluminium-effect trim might help provide it that all-important upmarket feel.
The new car’s longer Countryman underpinnings plus much better engine packaging need to help make the brand-new car significantly more useful than the existing model. Head and legroom will apparently be enhanced while shoulder space is tipped to be much better than the old car, too.
The absence of a rear differential– the set of equipments that splits power in between the wheels– beneath the rear floor must indicate the new car’s boot can swallow substantially more than the old car’s 360-litre load bay. The irritating bulge in the rear flooring should be noticeably flatter, too.
2019 BMW 1 Series Engines and Driving
The new 2019 BMW 1 Series will reportedly borrow engines from the existing Mini and BMW X1 varieties. The most fundamental models will most likely feature a 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel or a three-cylinder turbo petrol system. Spend a bit more and you’ll be treated to a 2.0-litre four-cylinder gas in 120i guise or a 2.0-litre diesel engine in the 120d.
Unlike the previous generation car, the 2019 BMW 1 Series will be front-wheel drive as requirement. This may come as a surprise to BMW purists, however it’ll enable the German maker to use its tiniest model with a new hybrid system. This setup is expected to make usage of a 1.5-litre gas engine with a compact electrical motor and must cut CO2 emissions to below 50g/km.
Regrettably, presenting a brand-new Mini-based platform for the 2019 BMW 1 Series means we’ll need to wave farewell to the silky-smooth straight-six fuel engine fitted to high-performance M140i models. In its place, we expect to discover an extremely strung turbo four-cylinder unit that should drive all 4 wheels through BMW’s xDrive four-wheel-drive system.
2019 BMW 1 Series Price and Release Date
The brand-new 2019 BMW 1 Series is expected to go on sale around late 2018 or early 2019 and could cost roughly the like the ₤ 19,709 outbound model. A new 2 Series, based upon the exact same brand-new front-wheel-drive platform, should be released in 2019 in both coupe and Convertible guises.