The arrival of the all-new BMW 1 Series heralds the dawn of a new era. The third generation of the successful premium compact model draws back the curtain on the new BMW front-wheel-drive architecture, which fuses BMW\u2019s signature driving pleasure and dynamic excellence with a significant increase in interior space. Sporty, cool, safe and classy, sprinkled with a BMW M135i\u00a0fresh design and the latest in connectivity, the new BMW 1 Series is a proper BMW with a strong character all its own. Cutting-edge chassis systems and innovative technologies, plus the integration of all key driving dynamics components and control systems, imbue the BMW 1 Series with an increase in agility that drivers of cars with both the new front-wheel-drive configuration and BMW\u00a0xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive will clearly recognise. To this end, a five-year process of development has seen BMW channel all the experience amassed by the BMW Group over recent years with front-wheel-drive technology in other models into the new 1 Series. The result is a dynamic sharpness unprecedented in front-wheel-drive cars, with which it sets new standards in\u00a0the premium compact class. The third generation of the BMW 1 Series will be unveiled to the public for the first time on 25 \u2013 27 June 2019 on the new BMW Group #NEXTGen presentation platform at BMW Welt in Munich. Hosting the show premiere of the new BMW 1 Series, meanwhile, will be the IAA event in Frankfurt am Main in September 2019. The worldwide launch will get underway on 28 September 2019. More than 1.3 million examples of the BMW 1 Series have been produced in its first two generations, the car proving especially popular in Europe. The third-generation model offers significantly more space than its predecessor with little change to its exterior footprint, thanks to the cutting-edge BMW front-wheel-drive architecture. Passengers in the rear are the main beneficiaries, while a larger load compartment also results. Available as a five-door model only, the all-new BMW\u00a01 Series is five millimetres shorter than its predecessor at 4,319 millimetres. In terms of width (now 1,799 millimetres), it has grown by 34 millimetres while its height (1,434\u00a0mm) has increased by 13\u00a0millimetres. At 2,670\u00a0millimetres, the wheelbase is 20 millimetres shorter than that of the second-generation model. New face with larger BMW kidney grille. The new face of the BMW 1 Series and its fresh interpretation of iconic BMW\u00a0features can be seen clearly from the front. The signature BMW kidney\u00a0grille is now larger, with far greater presence. For the first time in this model range, the two kidneys now merge in the middle. The sporting flagship\u00a0of the line-up is the BMW\u00a0M135i xDrive (fuel consumption combined: 7.1 \u2013 6.8 l\/100 km ; CO2\u00a0emissions combined: 162 \u2013 155 g\/km*), which replaces the grille\u2019s classical bars with a prominent three-dimensional mesh design inspired by racing cars. The headlights are now angled in design and lend the car a fresh and youthful feel. The optional full-LED lights \u2013 in adaptive guise, if desired \u2013 cut a particularly modern figure.