BMW 1-Series Revamp

Current Model: The existing BMW 1-Series, launched in 2019 and codenamed F40, is due for a significant update.

Competition: The new model will compete with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Evolutionary Update: Similar footprint and fundamental design elements as its predecessor.

Design Changes

Front facade similar to the latest BMW 5-Series. Vertical Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). Redesigned slender twin kidney grilles.

Trapezoidal lower air intake. Sculpted side skirts. Traditional Hoffmeister kink on the C-pillar.

Quad tail lamps (M135i spec). Revamped rear bumper and LED lights.

Curved freestanding digital display setup with dual screens (10.25-inch and 10.7-inch). Latest BMW Operating System 9 with-

Interior Enhancements

“QuickSelect” menu. Augmented reality head-up display (HUD). Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration.

Redesigned center console with minimalist gear shifter, rotary volume control, and dual USB ports.

Enhanced safety assists including parking assistant, safe exit warning, and advanced dynamic radar cruise control.

Platform: Continues to utilize front-wheel-drive architecture shared with the combustion-engine Mini Cooper.

Under The Hood

Engine Options: 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine with 121 hp (90 kW/122 PS) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque for the 116i version.

2.0-litre petrol and diesel variants. M135i successor with 302 hp (225 kW/306 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque.

Anticipated plug-in hybrid version with 322 hp (240 kW / 326 PS) and an electric-only range exceeding 50 miles (80 km) under the WLTP cycle.

Primary Competitors: Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3. Additional Rivals: Mazda3, Volkswagen Golf, and Peugeot 308.

Market Position

Market Segment: Entry point to luxury vehicle ownership.

Availability: Not expected to be available in the American market.

Official Unveiling: Scheduled for later this year.

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