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Updated Info: New BMW 1-Series and 2-Series Reportedly Coming with FWD

Some while ago, a recent report stated that the 2-Series Gran Coupe would be launched to the market in 2019, the model sporting a rear-wheel drive layout.

However, a new report launched by Auto Bild mentioned that the new-gen BMW 1-Series and 2-Series would come with a front-wheel drive layout.

This means that both 1- and the 2-Series would stand on the company`s new UKL platform, also found on the new MINI models as well as on the 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer MPV.

Perhaps this might not be a good news for some BMW petrol heads, but as a compensation, the carmaker is also rumored to introduce, as expected, an optional xDrive. The powertrains are far to be revealed.

The same report also concluded that we wouldn`t be seeing the new-gen 1-Series and 2-Series too soon, as both models have already received a facelift model.

As stated in a previous article, the 2-Series Gran Coupe version would be revealed somewhere in 2019, so we should expect the rest of the lineup to join the club by the end of the decade.


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