2019 BMW 1 Series Spy Shots, Specs and Features
It is hard to call the BMW 1 Series as a beautiful and amazing hatchback. The car has been there on the market since 2011 and BMW had offered significant redesign in 2015. However, this German automaker seems to play safe. Right now, the fans are expecting to see something unique with an all-new model. The spy shots can tell you more about the possibility of 2019 BMW 1 Series. It was spotted with the heavy camouflage look with the new design language and sleeker bodywork.
Based on the spy shots, we can find some possible hints. First, it is possible for the company to offer it with increased size as well as bigger wheelbase. It is designed with bigger rear doors compared to the current model. This change is great to offer more spacious cabin design. The changes are quite significant. If we have to follow all rumors, they will trade RWD for FWD as the standard with the use of new UKL platform that is also used by the Grand Tourer minivan and Active Tourer. The change is based on the study done by the company showed about 80% of the 1 Series owners that the 2019 BMW 1 Series will go with FWD layout. The FWD layout is only for the base version. The higher model will get xDrive setup.
2019 BMW 1 Series Interior
The bigger wheelbase can be helpful to offer more spacious cabin design. The current model has tight backseat, and that is the reason for BMW to switch to FWD platform to offer more space. The wider body and the smaller side windows make it perfect for the cabin design. Other things that are possible with the new BMW 1 Series is that it may have more planted look than the predecessor.
2019 BMW 1 Series Engine
The entire engine lineup will go with turbocharged which is the first for BMW to do. They launched the front-wheel drive MPV too. With the FWD platform, it may work with 1.5-liter three-cylinder that is used on MINIs, more engines from the 3 Series to BMW i8 and a plug-in hybrid version for BMW 1 Series 2019 since the platform allows more room for the batteries. For the M140i successor, it is also expected, but you must accept the possibility of losing the six-cylinder engine and welcome the all-new four-cylinder to make 350 hp for the standard model.
2019 BMW 1 Series Release Date and Price
Considering that there is the official has made no reliable information, it is very possible if they would not release it too soon. It seems the new 2019 BMW 1 Series will be introduced in the late of 2018 or the early of 2019.