Upcoming BMW 1 Series Hatchback gets rendered

1 Series, Rumors | August 31st, 2018 by 12
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In 2019, BMW will introduce a new chapter in their successful story of the 1 Series hatchback lineup. One of the top volume seller in the BMW lineup, the 1 Series hatch is now in its third generation which not only brings a new design to the table, but also a major change in its platform.

For the first time since 2004, the 1er will forgo the joyful and dynamic rear-wheel drive in favor of the more cost-effective front-wheel drive platform. The new FAAR (Frontantriebsarchitektur) front-wheel drive architecture will also provide the new 1 Series with a lower kerb weight and improved packaging, together with simplified production processes and greater profitability than its rear-wheel-drive predecessor. An xDrive all-wheel drive system will continue to be offered in the 1er lineup.

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This new rendering from Motor1 showcases some of the potential design lines of the new F40 1er. Design wise, the 1er hatchback 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 front grille takes its cues from the recent BMW models, with the upside down kidney grille, and a more aggressive bumper paired with large air intakes.

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 130iX which will likely replace the current rear-wheel drive M140i.

The top model of the range will be the M130iX M Performance which replaces the current fans’ favorite – and ours as well – BMW M140i xDrive.

12 responses to “Upcoming BMW 1 Series Hatchback gets rendered”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    I doubt it’ll look like that, but if it did the design would almost distract me from the fact it’s now on the UKL platform. It’d give the A-Class a serious run for its money too

    • disqus_gMkqrHMwOa says:

      I remember early 3 Series, 2002. Small BMWs are never a bad thing, regardless of what wheels are driving. Would be the only one of this segment I’d look @. And fwd. means I can get thru a Toronto winter on All-Seasons.

  2. Arunabh says:

    That 8 series face is finally sitting at its rightful place. This looks perfect on this car.

  3. Dailybimmer says:

    I saw the rendering of the 1 series in the cover of Autobild, coming every friday in Germany. Don’t worry, kidney grill won’t look like this in reality but the headlights seems pretty much the same.

  4. Giom says:

    You only have to look at the spy picks to see that it clearly wouldn’t have the eights nose with X3 sides. It clearly has a much more pronounced wedge shape with different side graphics. This artist didn’t even study the spy pics.

    Nice render, though.

  5. fathornyblackandjoe says:

    Is it just me, or does the “upside down” kidney grille look like the mouth of a carp? I hope this isn’t going on all of them, moving forward. It’s BMW’s version of Acura’s “cow catcher / beak”…

  6. expat says:

    1 series BMW will become just another from a long line of boring hatchbacks……

  7. Distiller says:

    Does not matter how it looks. A FWD BMW is WRONG!!!

    • disqus_gMkqrHMwOa says:

      Being late to a game doesn’t mean you can’t win, BMW need to shake up a dull segment. Most of BMW’s model range didn’t exist in the last century, they’re not going to stop making inroads in new segments.

  8. Fernando da Silva says:

    Is this my 2019-20 European Car of The Year?!

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