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The UKL platform (UKL=Untere Klasse, lower class in German[1]) is an automobile platform developed by German car manufacturer BMW. It is a modular architecture to suit a range of front and four-wheel drive models.

ManufacturerBMW, Mini
Parent companyBMW Group
Also calledUKL1, UKL2
Body and chassis
ClassUKL1 : Subcompact
UKL2 : Compact car
LayoutFront engine, front wheel drive,
optional four-wheel drive
RelatedBMW CLAR platform

The platform has two derivatives; the UKL1 and UKL2. The first production vehicle to use the UKL platform is the 2014 Mini Hatch.[2]

Another UKL platform derivative is the FAAR platform, designed with hybrid and electric powertrains in mind.


UKL1 platformEdit

Models announced include:

UKL2 platformEdit


  1. ^ Kacher, Georg (2017-07-24). "Erste Infos zum neuen 1er" [First info about the new 1-Series]. Auto Bild (in German).
  2. ^ Holloway, Hilton (2013-07-21). "How BMW and Mini will sell a million cars per year off one platform". Autocar. Retrieved 2014-05-26.

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