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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