BMW is working on as many as 20 different models that will be built on its new front-wheel-drive architecture. The platform will first make its debut on the next-genertaion Mini and the production version of the BMW Active Tourer Concept.
“We’ve got plans to produce up to 20 new models on this platform. Not all of them have been approved yet – we’ve got approval on 10-12 new models,” Ian Robertson, member of the board of management at BMW said.
Now this doesn’t mean that there will be brand new 20 models – the number include the range of models available in derivatives of a model. For example, we’ll see the front-wheel-drive architecture used on the Mini Roadster, Coupe and Clubman along with the hatchback.
BMW’s X1 and 1-Series could also go front-wheel-drive on their next-generation versions.
– By: Omar Rana