BMW’s preparing to change its 1 Series hatchback with a new model in 2019 based on the front-wheel-drive Mini Fellow citizen. Our special render programs what this upcoming Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class rival might look like.
2019 BMW 1 Series Styling
The brand-new 2019 BMW 1 Series isn’t really anticipated to look drastically different to the outbound model. Its revised front end ought to take motivation from the just recently launched 5 Series while a customized rear bumper needs to help it look a little less round than the outgoing car.
A set 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 shape than the old model.
2019 BMW 1 Series Interior
The rather old-fashioned dashboard fitted to the outgoing car needs to be dropped in favour of a completely modern-day design, just like the most recent 5 Series’ cabin. A big infotainment screen should stand above a slick choice of dials and knobs while wood and aluminium-effect trim could help offer it that all-important upmarket feel.
The new car’s longer Countryman underpinnings plus much better engine packaging ought to help make the brand-new car visibly more practical than the present model. Head and legroom will supposedly be improved 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 imply the brand-new car’s boot can swallow significantly more than the old car’s 360-litre load bay. The annoying bulge in the rear flooring must be noticeably flatter, too.
2019 BMW 1 Series Engines and Driving
The brand-new 2019 BMW 1 Series will supposedly borrow engines from the existing Mini and BMW X1 ranges. The most fundamental models will probably feature a 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel or a three-cylinder turbo fuel unit. Spend a little bit more and you’ll be dealt with to a 2.0-litre four-cylinder fuel 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 might come as a surprise to BMW perfectionists, but it’ll permit the German producer to provide its smallest model with a new hybrid system. This setup is anticipated to make usage of a 1.5-litre gas engine with a compact electric motor and ought to cut CO2 emissions to below 50g/km.
Regrettably, introducing a brand-new Mini-based platform for the 2019 BMW 1 Series implies we’ll need to wave bye-bye 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 system that ought to drive all four 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 around the same as the ₤ 19,709 outgoing model. A new 2 Series, based upon the same brand-new front-wheel-drive platform, must be launched in 2019 in both coupe and Convertible guises.