The new UKL1 MINI platform is also used to underpin new models from the BMW brand. Because of cost cutting, the German premium brand will also use it as a front-wheel drive platform, signaling a revolution at the maker’s bottom line.

The Mini models are all ready to be refreshed over the next few years, and the gradual rollout is mirrored by the parent company at the namesake brand with new models. The UKL1 platform is used as a cost cutting measure, meaning that all models underpinned will be fwd, as opposed to the traditional rwd setting BMW uses.


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