Still in its camouflaged kit, this pre-series vehicle is anticipated to set new standards in the premium compact class. Boasting a new front-wheel drive architecture with BMW xDrive intelligent four wheel drive, it is expected to offer superior agility and driver dynamics, while also affording greater internal space for new levels of comfort. This includes an increase in legroom for rear-seat passengers by 33 millimetres and headroom by 19 millimetres, while the luggage compartment capacity has grown by 20 litres to 380 litres.
"Our customers will directly feel the fast and precise responsiveness that provides for an optimised driving experience. The BMW 1 Series will be a genuine BMW with an individual character,” says Peter Langen, head of Driving Dynamics at the BMW Group.