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2015 BMW 1 Series facelift spotted testing

2015 BMW 1 Series facelift spotted testing
Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Before switching to a FWD layout, BMW will give the 1 Series hatchback a facelift. The facelift model has now been spotted testing on international soil and is expected to go on sale in 2015.

The next-generation BMW hatchbacks will adopt the new front-wheel drive UKL platform and ditch the current rear-wheel drive layout.

The facelift to the current generation BMW 1 Series will include:

  • Larger kidney grille
  • Redesigned front and rear bumpers
  • Revised headlamps
  • Revised tail lamps
  • New alloy wheel design
  • Crease lines on the doors
  • Revised interior trim and colours
  • Updated BMW iDrive system

BMW is most likely to carry forward the same engines from the current 1 Series on to the facelift here in India. However, some rumours also suggest that BMW has a new 1.5L, 3-cylinder diesel motor planned for the 1 Series.

The BMW 1 Series has been completely overshadowed by the more funky looking Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Audi A3 sedan which offers more bang for the buck.

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