Next BMW 1 Series Hatch built under codename F40

Rumors | June 18th, 2016 by 9
2018 BMW 1 Series Hatchback 1 750x500

The next generation BMW 1 Series is due out in 2018. Whether the hatch as we know it today will continue to carry the 1 …

The next generation BMW 1 Series is due out in 2018. Whether the hatch as we know it today will continue to carry the 1 Series badge or the rumored 2 Series moniker, is another story, but what’s certain is that its design and construction will become even more premium and, and it will also be slightly larger than the current generation.

The 1 Series Hatchback as we know it today will switch over to the UKL front-wheel drive platform and will allow BMW to focus on a new segment. Therefore, the new hatches will continue to be built under the Fxx designation, in this case, F40.

2018 BMW 1 Series Hatchback 1 750x542

BMW will give the five door hatch a front-wheel drive platform paired with three and four-cylinder engines. Models like the 116i, 118i, 120i, 116d, 118d and 120d will appear in the lineup, including a BMW 135ix which will likely replace the current rear-wheel drive M140i.

The rendering shown here builds atop the current BMW design language, but with a small twist – the headlights are slimmer and more angular, and full LED lights are standard. The side view shows a mirrorless car with cameras to help the driver navigate through traffic – similar to the recently unveiled BMW i8 Mirrorless Camera.

BMW plans to introduce the successor of the popular hatch in 2019.

 

9 responses to “Next BMW 1 Series Hatch built under codename F40”

  1. John says:

    Please bring this to North America!

  2. TheBingoBalls says:

    If BMW brought a hatch to North America, I would get rid of the MINI ASAP. I only have a MINI because BMW doesn’t want to bring a BMW hatch here.

  3. Senne says:

    I thought they were going to make the 1 Series moniker an Audi A1 competitor, with FWD and make the 1 Series as we know today wear a 2 Series moniker, with RWD? It would be really, really stupid if they’d stop making a RWD hatch! A lot of people buy the M140i over the A45 AMG or RS3 because of it’s RWD!

    • The Mann says:

      agreed with you , BMW is and stand for RWD.. not that clumsy FWD. no real sports car has FWD unless its a hybrid or a car crap from VAG manufactory. because of the crapy under steering from front wheel drive.

  4. seancorr says:

    Hope they nail the exterior design this time around. I hardly see any 1er on the road where I live but the A Class is everywhere and throw a stone u might hit an A45!

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