SPY SHOTS: New BMW 1-Series
BMW’s next 1-series has been seen in the public, revealing that the BMW model is to be given more rakish styling and extra cabin space.
The current BMW 1-series has been criticised for cramped and his style. These were factors influenced by the fact that its under structure from the bulkhead rearwards was developed for the stillborn Rover R30 at the end of the 1990′s. Engineers from BMW try to improve the 1-series interior space.
This is likely to result in a longer wheelbase that can cope with both this car and the front-wheel-drive model that will follow in 2013. This three-door test car reveals that longer wheelbase.
The test hack also shows a steeply raked windscreen and a roof line that tails off to avoid the blunt tail of the current car.
The Next 1-series BMW should be one of the first models who can get the 1.5 liters, 3 cylinders diesel and petrol engines. But at his launching the car with most likely has an 1.6 liters engine equipped with Efficient Dynamics features which emit less than 100g/km of CO2.
Later tech could include an all-electric power plant — BMW will introduce such a set-up on the 1-series coupe next year. The three-door model and its five-door brother will continue to account for the bulk of 1-series sales.