BMW prepares future crossovers and sports cars based on the 1-Series compact platform
Besides the recent flood at Top Speed headquarters that showed just how far BMW owners will go for their cars, there was another flood on the internet. The internet rumor mill was discussing the future of BMW’s small car lineup. The 1-Series is now available in standard trim, as a cabriolet, an Active Hybrid, Sporthatch and SuperSports; offering something for every new car buyer, no matter what their motoring preference. That is not all, the German automaker will use their new compact platform to produce a series of new sports cars and crossovers. The new model lineup will consist of the BMW Z2 coupe, BMW X1 and X2, BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo and the BMW Y1.
We have all heard the rumors about BMW’s Z2, and the “X” clearly states what the X1 and X2 will be all about, but the big question is “Y”? This next generation 1-Series is said to “be the hybrid of an X with the aura of a Z model. [The Y] will be a two seater model, with the interior featuring materials such as neoprene and synthetic shark skin." BMW will have to come up with a pretty futuristic vehicle to match the name they have chosen for this unknown machine that will combine the usefulness of a crossover with the sporty soul of the roadster.