2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots and video

by admin November 28, 2017 at 4:09 pm

The current BMW 1-Series Hatchback is somewhat of an oddity in the world of compact cars, because it comes with a sporty rear-wheel-drive layout and available inline-6 engines.

That’s odd because the rear-wheel-drive layout eats into interior space, making an already tight cabin even tighter, while the longitudinally-mounted inline-6 makes the front of the car longer, which isn’t ideal for city cars.

While performance buffs will loathe it, BMW has decided that its next 1-Series Hatchback, shown here in prototype form, will make a switch to the front-wheel-drive UKL platform found in a number of Minis and compact BMWs, including a 1-Series sedan launched in China in late 2016.