2019 BMW 1-Series Drops Some Of Its Front Fascia Camouflage

BMW’s future A-Class rival is slowly but surely undressing to reveal a sleeker and at the same time, more imposing look compared to the current iteration.

Thanks to this particular prototype wearing less camo up front, we get a much better look at the size of the kidney grille, as well as the front bumper design, albeit just on the left side of the car.

Riding on the automaker’s UKL platform, the all-new 1-Series will not only grow in size compared to the current model, but will also switch from RWD to FWD, allowing for a more spacious interior in the back, as well as more room in the boot.

Rumor has it, BMW will stop selling the 1-Series as a 3-door model once the 2019 car drops, focusing only on the 5-door hatchback, much like Audi has decided to do with their 2019 A3 hatch – and what Mercedes have done all along with the A-Class.

Not much is known about the next 1-Series’ power units, however, a new M140i model is said to be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder unit, with juice going to all four wheels via the automaker’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. The engine range will certainly include a fair share of petrol and diesel options, as well as a plug-in hybrid system.

As for the interior, we haven’t been able to catch a glimpse of it so far, however, chances are it will remain driver-oriented, with modern connectivity features and semi-autonomous technology available at the touch of a button.

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  • gor134

    Looks like a regular fwd hatchback with kidney grilles. Not a good thing. Previous RWD hatch looked much nicer.

    • Miknik

      Could be a Kia cee’d. Not a good thing indeed….


      too similar to A Class

  • Bash

    I like the way the headlights are now, the first generation was a total mess.

    • eb110americana

      The old one could use some of that tape to hide the ugly.

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  • DM

    I hope they can make it look good despite its obvious FWD proportions. A BMW with a heavy nosed front loses the appeal of traditional BMW design with very short front overhangs. Just look at the weird CLA Mercedes, when you look at it from the side it looks odd.

  • gordono

    Ugly lack of hood and grille integration. Such a bummer.

  • Vassilis

    This must look great and drive great. Anything else will be a failure.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I just don’t understand why BMW needs a car for 10 variants of a car in every single segment. Maybe that’s why Porsche is my favorite car of all time. The 911s, Boxters, Panamera and the big and small SUV. #done. BMW and Merc are on a race to produce the most amount of cars in a segment. At least Merc is winning with their design language. anyway next

  • Mynameis Taylor

    people will buy it because it’s a BMW. Yeah, they drive well. but they’re ugly now. Kind of a bummer. I really wanted to like the 2 series.. almost got it. drove it, loved it, but I was sitting inside, and just couldn’t shake the feeling that I was buying an ugly car with an ugly dated looking interior