According to a recent report, the 2018 BMW 1-Series will ride on the front-wheel drive UKL1 platform that underpins the MINI Cooper and the 2-Series Active Tourer.

New details are starting to emerge about the 2018 BMW 1-Series.

According to Auto Express, the redesigned model will ride on the front-wheel drive UKL1 platform that underpins the MINI Cooper and the 2-Series Active Tourer. The car will reportedly be available as a three- and five-door hatchback as well as a sedan. We can also expect it to preview the next-generation 2-Series Coupe and Convertible.

The model is expected to have a longer wheelbase and a more accommodating cabin but it will reportedly use aluminum components to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but will likely include a variety of three- and four-cylinder units. There are also rumors about an all-wheel drive M1 which could use a twin-turbo 2.0-liter petrol engine that develops approximately 360 bhp (268 kW).

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