BMW 1 Series Hatchback will no longer be updated?December 14, 2019
It is reported that the current generation of the compact Bavarian hatchback BMW 1 Series will not receive an updated design throughout the life cycle – and this is the next five years. But still, the car will be technically refined.
I must say that the BMW 1 Series hatchback is a very, very popular model of the prestigious Bavarian automaker. The current generation of cars, which is known under the in-plant index F40, was introduced this spring. And yes, many fans of the car did not like the transition to a completely different front-wheel drive platform, but the appearance of additional internal space is still a more important criterion for most buyers of this car.
Rumor has it that BMW is going to keep the 1 Series F40 generation as it is now, for the rest of the model’s life cycle. According to the current strategy of the Bavarian brand, the life cycle of each car will last five years, before it was seven years.
This is not the first time that BMW has deviated from its usual seven-year production cycle, but it will not stop BMW from making some technical improvements to the 1 Series hatchback over time – the brand will simply not release updated versions of the model with a new design. The guys from the foreign edition of BMW Blog shared this information with us, but it has not yet been officially confirmed. It is believed that the current version of the 1st Series will be the first model of the brand that will not change externally throughout the life cycle. In addition, in the coming years, the Bavarian hatchback may get a version with a plug-in hybrid powertrain or even a fully electric motor. But it has not yet been decided whether an electrified version of the machine will appear in the current generation of the F40 or whether this fate will be reserved for subsequent generations of the model.
There is no doubt that the appearance of the electric version of the compact hatchback will benefit him – there will be much more free space in the cabin thanks to a reasonable separation of the batteries – they will be located on the floor.
Not so long ago, we wrote that BMW will continue to produce the i3 and i3s electric cars until 2024. Most likely, the company will update the battery and for now leave the popular model in its lineup. But already in 2024, the model can go down in history forever. There will be no direct successor.
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