Wednesday, September 12, 2012
BMW’s plans to shake up their lineup and hit their sales target of two millions cars a year by 2020 is in full force. They have already decided to split their 1-Series line into the 1-Series Hatchback, 1-Series Three Doors, and 1-Series Five Door, and create a 2-Series line that consists of the old 1-Series Coupe and Convertible models. Now, they are preparing to launch a new baby sedan that will target models like the upcoming Audi A3 sedan, which is set to arrive on the US market in 2013.
The new 1-Series sedan will arrive after the 2-Series coupe and convertible are launched in 2014. While the current 1-Series features a front-wheel-drive system, the sedan version will adopt a rear-wheel-drive platform - the one same that will be used for the 1-Series GT. Under the hood, there will be both four and six-cylinder engines, while an electric version is being considered.