The Bavarian company has started serial production of new generation of hatchback.
The plant of the Bavarian brand, located in Leipzig, started serial production of the third generation of hatchback BMW 1-Series with the AWD system. Recall that the global public new officially revealed at the end of may.
The novelty is based on a modular architecture FAAR with a transverse engine and front-wheel drive axle. It should be noted that the platform is also built compact crossover BMW X1 and X2, and MINI Countryman.
It is expected that in the near future, daily production will go approximately 600 cars. First released car was a hatchback version of the 118i petrol engine, painted blue with sport body kit. This machine will go to the buyer in Italy.
In top modification M135i xDrive model will be equipped with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder supercharged engine with recoil on 30 HP and 450 Nm of torque. A unit is 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system. From zero to hundreds hatch is able to accelerate in 4.8 seconds and a top speed limited electronically to 250 km/h. in addition, the company plans to produce and after extreme modification of the BMW 1-Series with a 400-strong unit.