2020 BMW 1-Series Changes, Specs & Release Date
Change everything for the BMW 1 Series, which will have a new mechanic, with the farewell to rear-wheel drive. But it will be more spacious.
2020 BMW 1 Series Redesign & Changes
The third generation of the BMW 1 Series will lose one of the elements that characterize it since its inception in 2004: it will no longer have traction on the rear wheels. This will be the main novelty of the compact sedan on sale from May 2019, based on an evolved version of the platform already in use on the recent 2 Series Active Tourer, X1 and X2, which in addition to having front or all-wheel drive will also be equipped with the engine transverse front (and not longitudinal as on the old model). In spite of these changes, the BMW 1 Series of 2019 will always remain a five-door look with a gritty look, as seen in our graphic reconstruction ( above)), because the stylists have kept the bonnet low, designed massive sides and a glazing that tapers in the back
2020 BMW 1 Series Engine Specs
Inside the 2020 BMW 1 Series will certainly be more spacious and habitable, despite the length always in the order of 435 cm, because among the most powerful of the new mechanical base there is just the biggest step: we must so expect more cm for people and luggage. The technicians will then have to put emphasis on driving behavior, among the strengths of the Series 1, even if they can no longer rely on the six-cylinder engines in the line of 3.0 liters (too long for the new chassis).
In their place, there will be the well-known three cylinders 1.5 and four cylinders 2.0, petrol and diesel. Alternatively, there will be a hybrid version also of the type with rechargeable batteries, based on 1.5 and equipped with an electric motor for the rear wheels (already available for Series 2). Optional 8-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel-drive mechanics will not be abandoned on the sporty 2 Series Coupé and Convertible