Ian Robertson, BMW board member for sales and Marketing, has confirmed that the new UKL1 front and four-wheel drive platform will underpin 11 new models, spanning the BMW and MINI brands.
This time last year Robertson claimed up to 20 models were under consideration, but it appears only 11 have been approved at this stage.
The new MINI, revealed last month, will be the first model to benefit from the new platform, but Robertson confirmed the UKL1 BMW will be revealed early next year. "The Active Tourer will be the first front-wheel drive BMW, the first to use a three-cylinder engine and you'll see it at a motor show early next year," Robertson revealed. "You've seen the concept, and the actual car is extremely close."Read Article