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      04-11-2017, 10:42 AM   #1
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Lightbulb First F40 1 Series Hatchback Spy Shots

http://www.motor-talk.de/news/mit-fr...-t6001257.html

first spy photos of F40.. sad day
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      04-11-2017, 12:35 PM   #2
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Thank you for posting the link.

It also appears to mention (if the translator can be trusted) that no three door model will be offered. This contradicts what I expected given the known existence of a vehicle with the "F41" chassis code.
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      04-11-2017, 11:17 PM   #3
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1 Series: Motor 1 information, spy pics and render

More information from Motor1:

https://www.motor1.com/news/142021/2...-series-spied/

https://www.motor1.com/news/135266/2...series-render/


For me, this is the end of BMW as we know it... The company is trying to be a generalist car maker instead of being an enthusiast's car maker... All in the name of profit...


Will allegedly be demoted to a front-wheel-drive layout.

Far from being the prettiest model in BMWs extensive lineup, the second-generation 1 Series on sale since late 2011 received a comprehensive facelift early 2015, but its still not what many would call a handsome hatchback. Thankfully, the Bavarians are cooking up a successor and today we are able to bring the first set of spy shots depicting the all-new model.

2019 BMW 1 Series spy photo 2015 BMW 1-Series facelift
Despite the swirly camouflage applied onto the extra fake panels, already it is noticeable BMWs new entry-level model will have a sleeker shape. Basically everything has changed, from the shape of the headlights and taillights to the cars proportions. The wheelbase has likely been stretched taking into account the rear doors appear to be slightly longer than those of the current model. It means the overhauled 1 Series will be more spacious inside the cabin, especially for people sitting on the rear seats.

The modifications brought by the third generation are going to be skin deep considering many rumors are indicating the hatchback will no longer be rear-wheel drive. Indeed, it is believed the next 1 Series will utilize to the UKL platform as the 2 Series Active Tourer & Gran Tourer minivan duo, so it will come as standard with a FWD setup.

2019 BMW 1 Series render sees into the hatch's FWD future
It remains to be seen whether this demotion will affect sales of the car, although we have a strong feeling it wont be the case since a study conducted back in 2010 revealed 80 percent of 1 Series owners believed the car had a FWD setup. Perhaps people are more knowledgeable now than they were seven years ago, but its unlikely this switch will take its toll on customer demand for BMWs smallest car. After all, there are many people that simply dont care about whether the car theyre driving is FWD, RWD, or AWD. Not only that, but sales of the two aforementioned MPVs are great, so why should things be any different with the 1 Series?

Keep in mind that not all 1 Series models are going to be FWD as the more expensive ones will come with an all-paw xDrive setup. By riding on the UKL platform, BMWs most affordable car will be powered by a wide array of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged engines, so the M140i will likely lose its beefy six-cylinder unit.

2019 BMW 1 Series spy photo 2015 BMW 1-Series facelift
With this being only the first batch of spy shots, it means the next 1 Series wont come out in the near future. Chances are BMW will introduce the new generation towards the end of 2018 or early 2019. Meanwhile, the current-gen car will soon get a discreet second facelift. Watch this space for spy images of the lightly revised car, but dont hold your breath for any drastic changes.

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... a study conducted back in 2010 revealed 80 percent of 1 Series owners believed the car had a FWD setup. Perhaps people are more knowledgeable now than they were seven years ago ...
This is incredibly sad. Basically, 80 percent of BMW owners don't understand the basic heritage of the brand, as well as the -- not 'a', 'the' -- key reason why the 1 Series held allure for enthusiasts. And this is in Europe, where people are generally a little more tuned in to consumer-vehicle choice and provenance.

It's also proof that because the general public assumes stuff like this, BMW now travels the path of assumption in the name of sales and profit. How different this company was even 10 years ago ...
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Thank you for posting the link.

It also appears to mention (if the translator can be trusted) that no three door model will be offered. This contradicts what I expected given the known existence of a vehicle with the "F41" chassis code.
The 3-door version doesn't sell very well in many markets. A few countries in Europe doesn't even sell it today. A guess would be 95% of the cars where I live are ordered as 5-door versions.
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