FRANKFURT – When BMW AG announced the sale of the Rover Group on March 17, 2000, it also revealed hastily drawn plans for a new, sporting BMW hatchback positioned between the Mini and the 3-Series Compact. The crucially important new 1-Series is that car. Four years, less two days, after first disclosing the idea of a baby Bimmer, Ward’s was invited to view the prototypes. The new 1-Series, to go on sale simultaneously in left-hand-drive Europe and the right-hand-drive U.K. in September, ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
•Medium- andheavy-duty truck volumes
•Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: or phone: (248) 799-2622

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.