BMW talked about the updated hatchback 1 SeriesMarch 27, 2019
It is expected that the German premiere will take place in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Now, prototypes of the car are undergoing final tests at the company’s site.
Designed from scratch, a completely new (third in generation) generation of the German BMW 1 Series hatchback will be officially launched at the end of this year. The smallest car in the model range of the brand is currently on the company’s testing ground in Miramas, in the south of France, where the final tests are taking place.
According to representatives of the Bavarian BMW, the long-awaited novelty has been under development for the past five years, and the biggest change. Compared with the current version of the model, is the transition to a front-wheel drive platform.
The press service of BMW has published not only a series of photos with camouflaged prototypes of the new BMW 1 Series, but also revealed some technical specifications. In the M135i xDrive version, the car will be equipped with the most powerful 4-cylinder engine ever installed in BMW. This is the same 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with which the X2 M35i crossover is fitted. Its maximum power is 302 horsepower. No details about the magnitude of the torque is not, but in this case we can talk about the same 450 Nm.
The hatchback transition to the front-wheel-drive platform allowed BMW engineers to create a more spacious interior. Rear passengers receive an additional 33 mm of free legroom and an additional 19 mm for the head. The volume of the “trunk” has been increased by 20 liters and is now equal to 380 liters.
All versions of the new product will receive the BMW Performance Control system (torque distribution), additional racks to increase the torsional rigidity of the body.
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