2019 BMW 120i Review – The next BMW 120i has been spied testing in camouflage. In these images, the new compact BMW is parked next to a current VW Golf, giving us an idea of how large it’ll be when it arrives in 2019.
2019 BMW 120i Review
2019 BMW 120i Review is plotting a new generation BMW 120i. In spite of the fact that a launch is still just under two years away, our spy photographers have caught an early glimpse of the car undergoing assessment by BMW engineers. The more aggressively-styled and higher-powered BMW 120i seen here will likely retain the BMW 120i name, while BMW reserves the M1 badge for its hallowed former supercar. Large twin exhausts and deep air intakes mark the BMW 120i out from the regular BMW 120i.
Despite the heavy camouflage cladding, the 1 Series will maintain the current model’s long nose, sloping roofline and large wheels. What’s different, however, is the advent of front-wheel drive. Currently, the BMW 120i range is rear-wheel drive, yet the new front-wheel drive BMW 120i could make it one of the most powerful such hot hatches on the market. The current M140i has 335bhp; 34bhp more than the four-wheel drive Ford Focus RS, however 20bhp less than the Mercedes-AMG A45 4Matic. A BMW 120i xDrive may become the 1 Series’ performance pinnacle, however, just as the M5 super-saloon has gone four-wheel drive.
2019 BMW 120i Interior
The new 2019 BMW 120i Review will have a more modern cabin than the outgoing version, including technology borrowed from the new 5 Series. 2019 BMW 220i Review. There’ll be a large central infotainment screen and the option of aluminum or wood trim.
Thanks to sharing parts with the larger Mini Countryman, the new car will be more practical than the old one. Rear legroom will be much improved and these spy shots suggest the rear door will be a more accessible shape. Its controversial front-wheel drive platform will mean the boot will improve on the old model’s 360-liter capacity.
2019 BMW 120i Exterior
The new 2019 BMW 120i Review will have evolutionary styling changes rather than revolutionary ones. It’ll look similar to the current model and will be a similar size. The front will borrow design cues from the 5 Series including the large signature BMW ‘kidney’ grilles.
In these spy shots, the 1 Series is strategically parked next to a current BMW 120i giving us an idea of the car’s size. 2019 BMW 125i Changes, Review. It’s almost exactly the same width as the Golf although the bonnet seems to sit higher than the BMW 120i.
2019 BMW 120i Engine
Engines for the rest of the 2019 BMW 120i Review will be adopted from the MINI and X1 line-ups. Entry-level cars, likely to be badged 116d, should come powered by an updated version of BMW’s 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel, while a turbocharged three-cylinder petrol unit should appear in the 118i. Larger and more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines will be found in the BMW 120i and 120d respectively.
BMW will also use the next BMW 120i to launch a wider roll-out of its iPerformance line-up. Joining BMW Review five other plug-in hybrid models will be an electrified 1 Series using a tuned version of the powertrain found in the MINI Countryman Cooper E. Comprising a 1.5-liter turbo and small electric motor, economy of more than 130mpg and CO2 emissions below 50g/km are likely.
2019 BMW 120i Release Date and Price
2019 BMW 120i Review we don’t expect to see the new model before 2019. When it hits dealerships, it shouldn’t cost much more than the current 1 Series’ £21,840 entry price.