2019 BMW 1 Series: First Spy Shots Of Next BMW Sedan Hatchback
It is not enough to say that all models of BMW 1 Series are impressive and surprising. The hatchback needs something different to make it stunning. Besides, the company never offered something special since its first generation they launched in 2011. Even if we saw the major redesign in 2015, BMW didn’t give any drastic change to the body. It doesn’t mean that the demand of 2019 BMW 1 Series is low. People are still waiting for the next innovation from BMW. It seems the hatchback will come soon after being spotted with its heavy camouflage design in the sleeker body.
If we look at the spy photos, some valuable hints are available. The company is possible to give increased body size and bigger wheelbase. Its rear doors are also bigger than the current model. With this notable change, it is expected to offer roomier cabin design. If we have to walk with all rumors, they may replace the RWD with the FWD platform for the standard model, thanks to the new UKL Platform that can be found in Active Tourer and Grand Tourer Minivan. New BMW 1 Series will be built based on the study done by the company with the result that the new car is expected to have FWD setup. However, this setup is only for the base. The xDrive setup will be used for the higher trim level.
Speaking about the cabin, the interior is more spacious compared to the previous model with the help of wider body and bigger wheelbase. The current model has to deal with the tight backseat and therefore, the company considered using FWD platform. This platform for 2019 BMW 1 Series may also offer more planted design to make it more interesting than the previous model.
2019 BMW 1 Series Engine
Considering about the engine, all lineup will be designed with the first turbocharged engine. They will also offer front-wheel drive MPV. The FWD platform supports the new BMW 1 Series 2019 to get three-cylinder engine with 1.5 liter of capacity that is also available on MINIs. It is also possible for the company to borrow some engine options from 3 Series, BMW I8 and even rumors say about the strong indication of providing plug-in hybrid since the platform is wider enough to place batteries. In addition, it looks like the company will not offer the six-cylinder engine. They tend to use all-new engine four-cylinder that is able to create 350 hp in standard trim level.
2019 BMW 1 Series still has not been announced by the company, and we have no evidence for its coming. It seems the company will not work in a rush. They should consider everything around the car is well-designed. Probably, they will introduce it in the late of 2018 or the early of 2019.