14 October 2013

BMW plans MPV 1 Series

BMW is said to be planning a 7-seat small MPV based on the new generation FWD 1 Series expected to debut next year, writes Brian Byrne.

The car will be an extended version of the 1 Series Gran Turismo variant of the series and will be designed to offer a premium option in a growing segment.

The new 1 Series will be the first BMW-badged car on the company's new FWD platform, which debuts early in November with the public reveal of the new third-generation Mini.

AWD options will be available on the platform, and the new generations of both cars will also include a plug-in hybrid version.