Published on March 27th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Meet the next BMW 1 Series
The Bavarian manufacturer is currentlytesting their next generation 1 Series to tackle the A-Class success. This new1 Series will use the FAAR architecture which is an evolution of the UKLplatform that the Mini Countryman and BMW X1 / X2 uses.
This 3rd generation of Series willbe more agile and targeted for pure driving pleasure. This new 1 Series will beequipped with the ARB technology from the i3 electric model. This is actually atraction control integrated in the management of the engine and no longer in thecontrol unit of the ESP (DSC for Dynamic Stability Control). The advantage ofthis system is that it allows information travels faster.
The most powerful version of the new 1 Serieswill be the M135i. It will be equipped with 4-wheel drive and powered by a4-cylinder 2-liter that will offer 306hp and a torque figure of 450Nm.
It will clearly be a competitor to thelatest Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic whose power delivery is almost identical. BMW hasnot yet shared its performance figures but we can guess a 5.0 seconds accelerationtime to 100km/h with its 8-speed gearbox.
The new FAAR architecture also offers better interior space. The load volume of the 1 Series will be 380 liters, a gain of 20 liters compared to the previous generation. At the rear, passengers have more roof clearance (+1.9 cm) and more legroom (+ 3.3 cm).