BMW preparing two new models, smaller and cheaper than the 1 Series |

BMW is quite happy with its market status as a luxury and performance carmaker, but that doesn’t mean it won’t expand its lineup to include other vehicles.

According to a report from Auto Motor und Sport, it seems that the Bavarian manufacturer is working on two new models, which will sit below the current 1 Series, both in terms of size and price, and will arrive around 2014.

The first one is a small electric city car, presumably the oft-rumored Megacity model, and will use the electric drivetrain from the current 1 Series ActiveE concept, which has already been presented at the Detroit Auto Show at the beginning of the year.

The second one has also been rumored for quite some time, being named the 0 Series, and will rival cars like the upcoming Audi A1, in the premium B segment. BMW will either choose the Mini platform, or use a new front-wheel drive one, developed in-house, or in partnership with another carmaker, with more experience in the field.

What do you think about these new BMW projects? Will they develop the brand in a new direction or just spoil the current robust lineup?

Source: AutoMotorUndSport via Autoblog

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