German based carmaker BMW is currently testing out new models near Nurburgring, in Germany, including the recently spied 1-Series, set to arrive next year as a 2019 MY.
The new 1-Series will be totally different than the current generation, as it will make the transition to the UKL platform, meaning a front-wheel drive layout – also underpinning the new X1, MINI Cooper S and the 2-Series Active Tourer – more lightweight materials, increased space inside the cabin and a suite of engines under the hood.
Following previous spy shots released back in June, the new ones released on wilcoblock Instagram page reveal the car`s production body style. This means that the car is going to be bigger and tweaked with new design elements.
The new design elements refer to updated panels, upright grille layout for the front end, drawn-back headlights, revised rear end and larger wheels. Other new tweaks include fully-independent rear suspension setup and differential at the rear.
Speaking of the new UKL platform, this means more lightweight materials, also underpinning the new MINI Cooper S and X1 in the United Kingdom. It also automatically leads to increased space inside and better driving dynamics. The good news is that besides the front-wheel drive configuration, the all-new 2019 BMW 1-Series is also set to arrive with an all-wheel drive system, which will equip the higher-performance variants.
Performance wise, the 2019 BMW 1-Series is likely to adopt a completely new four-cylinder engine lineup. However, according to new reports, the model would also come with three-cylinder mills. Among the most important ones we could mention a 2.0-liter turbo, with around 250 kW; equipped with an all-drive configuration, this variant would come with a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds.
According to close sources, the all-new 2019 BMW 1-Series would arrive on the market in spring next year. Until then, we will surely get to hear about it in new photos and complete details. Stay tuned and don’t forget to tell us what you think about the upcoming 1-Series!