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    Next-Gen BMW M130iX Is Going To Be An AWD Hot Hatch

    by Swati Sanchayi on Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

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    The third-generation of the BMW 1-series is going to be a turning point for the German automaker and its launch will lead the company’s front-wheel drive push going into 2019.

    However, the top of the range M130iX M Performance model will be four-wheel drive. The M130iX hot hatch will be the front runner of the company’s attempt to overhaul to front-wheel drive cars as BMW is trying to prove that it can also offer a credible front-driven performance model apace with its traditionally successful rear-wheel-drive M cars.

    This move by company is set to free up space for better packaging, especially for the cars like the new BMW 1-series. BMW’s new set up allows it for a lower kerb weight, more profitability and a simplified production process than its rear-wheel-drive predecessor. The car will be underpinned on the company’s front-wheel-drive FAAR (Frontantriebsarchitektur) platform.

    Klaus Fröhlich, BMW’s head of development, stated that this structure will be a progression of the UKL platform on which the 2-series Active Tourer and 2-series Gran Tourer and the Mini line-up have been built. This platform though comes up with added modularity and flexibility, and is able to support a full-electric drivetrain and battery combinations.

    Under the hood, will be the updated versions of the turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder and turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines and the company has also planned to introduce a version with electrification. The more powerful versions are planned to be introduced in order to adopt a particulate filter, taking an attempt to reduce CO2 emissions to a model-line-specific average of less than around 120g/km, as per the BMW engineering sources.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    A diverse bilingual (English and Hindi) Copywriter and Content Creator based in New Delhi, India. With a degree in Journalism, I always had an inclination towards writing.

    As a writer, I have worked on content related to automobile, technology, travel, lifestyle, photography and many more.

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