BMW prepares the front-wheel competitor of Audi A1BMW company plans to exhaust in the near future on the market compact peredneprivodnyj the car. It will be constructed with use of units of models MINI and in the market makes a competition to a hatchback of Audi A1 presented last week on motorshou in Geneva, and also car Smart Forfour of following generation which is now developed by Mercedes-Benz firm.
as the head of the Bavarian manufacturer Norbert Rajthofer declared to magazine Autocar, the new model which takes in scale of the company a place on a step more low 1-Series, can appear thanks to that now, despite “crisis“ drop of purchasing capacity, in the world the raised demand for small cars of bonus stamps nevertheless is observed.“ We expand a ruler of BMW and MINI at the expense of new compact models and versions. We develop the general for these cars front and all-wheel drive architecture “, - added Rajthofer.
According to some information, peredneprivodnyj BMW will be constructed on a platform of hatchback MINI Cooper of following generation which appears on the conveyor not earlier than 2014. The German car, predictably, enters the market a year earlier.
As it was informed earlier, BMW company also plans to mass-produce in some years small electropenalties Megacity which will be developed within the limits of the program“ Project i “, meaning creation and the subsequent manufacture of non-polluting vehicles. MINI in turn expects to adjust release absolutely new, larger than present“Cooper“, models which makes a competition to the“loaded“hatchback VW Golf GTI.