The new 1-series compact sedan will be BMW’s second front-wheel-drive model. Yes, front-wheel-drive! This sub-3-series model will be battling against the Mercedes-Benz’s CLA-class and Audi A3 sedan, which are also front-wheel-drive-based.
The sedan will share a lot of parts with the 2 series Active Tourer. This means only three and four cylinder engines. A fast M version to compete against the S3 and CLA 45 AMG, and will be rendered by me as well in the near future.