The New Front Wheel Drive BMW 1 Series ​

The new BMW 1 Series has a lot to be excited about. Going on sale at the end of this year we will be eagerly awaiting the refreshed model. Following some of the model testing images we can see some new styling and some very interesting new changes to the type of drive.

Whilst we will go through some more of the finer aesthetic details about the new BMW 1 Series, there is big change we are very much looking forward to test drive. There has been a radical revamp which will see a rear-wheel drive replaced with a front driven axle. The next BMW 1 Series will use a variant of the UKL platform that underpins both the BMW X1 and X2 and MINI range. While that means the new model will no longer have the rear-driven balance that driving enthusiasts appreciated, BMW is more than confident that more people will enjoy the new practicality and efficiency the new platform can offer.

The new BMW 1 Series aesthetically looks to be set to become slightly taller and wider, which when combined with the extended wheelbase and absence of a propshaft will both free up more space for passengers in the back and increase boot capacity. This will be great for those of us looking to get a bit more out of our 1 Series.

Passenger experience has been cleverly thought about in the new BMW 1 Series with a new larger cabin to allow for maximum comfort. We are still very eagerly awaiting more interior specification to be released but if it will be anything like the new BMW 8 Series we will be sure it’s worth the wait.

BMW 1 Series
BMW 1 Series