Is this the new front wheel drive MINI based BMW 1 Series? The image above was taken from the promotional video below. Our gut feeling is that it ‘s likely not the car but perhaps something that didn ‘t ‘ make the cut. Regardless it ‘s a sneak peak into how BMW designers create the products we see on the street.

Note: As we ‘ve reported BMW ‘s main 1 Series line will remain rear wheel drive. However according to sources we believe the front wheel drive BMW mentioned above will also be marketed under the 1 Series name.