BMW 1 Series Sedan unveiled in China

bmw 1 series sedan front quarter

The China-only BMW 1 Series Sedan has made been revealed by Chinese site, Auto Home.

First previewed by the Concept Compact Sedan last year at the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show, the 1 Series Sedan will be available in three variants in the Middle Kingdom – 118i, 120i Luxury and 125i Sport.

bmw 1 series sedan front quarter-2

Built on the UKL platform shared with MINI models, the 1 Series Sedan is Munich’s first front-wheel drive sedan.

The car measures 4,456mm long, 1,803mm wide and 1,446 mm tall. Its 2,670mm wheelbase is 20mm shorter than the rear-wheel drive F20 1 Series hatch.

bmw 1 series sedan front quarter-1

Powering the 118i is a 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine delivering 100kW of power, while the 120i and 125i uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with 141kW and 170kW, respectively.

As you can see from the photos, the 1 Series Sedan shares a similar front fascia to the 1 Series hatch, albeit with different front bumper. According to the site, halogen headlamps will come as standard, with LED units reserved for higher variants. Wheel sizes range from 16- to 18-inches in diameter.

bmw 1 series sedan rear

The model will be manufactured in China by the BMW-Brilliance Auto joint venture alongside the BMW X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer. It will go on sale in China in early 2017.

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