BMW’s getting ready to replace its 1 Series hatchback with a new model in 2019 based on the front-wheel-drive Mini Countryman. Our exclusive render programs exactly what this upcoming Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class competitor might look like.
2019 BMW 1 Series Styling
The brand-new 2019 BMW 1 Series isn’t really anticipated to look radically different to the outgoing model. Its modified front end must take motivation from the recently launched 5 Series while a modified rear bumper should help it look a little less bulbous than the outgoing car.
A set of angular headlights with hexagonal daytime running lights must pull the brand-new 1 Series into line with the rest of the BMW variety while a more unique kink in the rear pillar might lend it a sportier silhouette than the old model.
2019 BMW 1 Series Interior
The rather old-fashioned dashboard fitted to the outbound car must be dropped in favour of a completely modern-day design, just like the most recent 5 Series’ cabin. A big infotainment screen need to stand above a slick selection of dials and knobs while wood and aluminium-effect trim could help give it that necessary upmarket feel.
The new car’s longer Countryman foundations plus much better engine packaging must assist make the brand-new car noticeably more practical than the current model. Head and legroom will apparently be improved while shoulder space is tipped to be much better than the old car, too.
The lack of a rear differential– the set of gears that splits power between the wheels– underneath the rear floor needs to mean the brand-new car’s boot can swallow considerably more than the old car’s 360-litre load bay. The bothersome bulge in the rear flooring need to be noticeably flatter, too.
2019 BMW 1 Series Engines and Driving
The new 2019 BMW 1 Series will apparently borrow engines from the existing Mini and BMW X1 ranges. The most standard models will probably feature a 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel or a three-cylinder turbo petrol system. Spend a 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 motor 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 purists, but it’ll allow the German producer to use its smallest model with a brand-new hybrid system. This setup is anticipated to make usage of a 1.5-litre fuel engine with a compact electric motor and must cut CO2 emissions to listed below 50g/km.
Unfortunately, presenting a brand-new Mini-based platform for the 2019 BMW 1 Series suggests we’ll have to wave farewell to the silky-smooth straight-six petrol engine fitted to high-performance M140i models. In its place, we anticipate to find an extremely strung turbo four-cylinder system that need to 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 anticipated to go on sale around late 2018 or early 2019 and might cost approximately the like the ₤ 19,709 outbound model. A brand-new 2 Series, based upon the very same new front-wheel-drive platform, ought to be launched in 2019 in both coupe and Convertible guises.