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BMW did something different when it launched the first 1-series 15 years ago.

Unlike all of its rivals, the 1-series hatch was rear-wheel drive – an interesting diversion from the norm that also helped justify its ‘premium’ price tag, if not its lack of interior space. Now, after two generations, BMW appears to be turning its back on yet one more aspect of its distinct personality with the launch of an all-new front-wheel-drive 1-series hatch later this year.

 

Plainly obvious from its proportions the new 1-series, as spotted here in camouflaged form, is being pitched as a more closely aligned rival to the hugely successful Audi A3 and Mercedes A-class. We’ve already been given a reasonable idea of what to expect design-wise thanks to the Chinese-market 1-series saloon, but this will be the first time BMW has launched a European-market 1-series hatch on this new platform.



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