2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan spotted in China

Spy Photos | February 3rd, 2015 by 6
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The upcoming 2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan was spotted in China carrying the typical BMW camouflage with the vinyl tape and fake body panels hiding …

The upcoming 2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan was spotted in China carrying the typical BMW camouflage with the vinyl tape and fake body panels hiding the design details.

In 2017, the BMW F52 1 Series Sedan will join the 1 Series family to compete against the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 Sedan, both vehicles that also use a front-wheel drive setup. Like the competition, the new BMW model has been developed to support fwd and four-wheel drive. The BMW 1 Series Sedan is built internally under the name NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) and it makes use of the upcoming front-wheel drive architecture which will be used in many models by BMW, including the new 2 Series Active Tourer and second generation X1.

BMW aims to bring the 1 Series Sedan to the same proportions as the E46 3 Series, therefore filling a gap between the 1 Series Hatch and the F30 3 Series Sedan.

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Under the hood, the 1 Series Sedan will carry either three- and four-cylinder inline direct-injection petrol and common-rail diesel units.

It is rumored that the U.S. market will get the 120i and 125i sedan models.

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[Source: auto.sohu.com]

6 responses to “2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan spotted in China”

  1. Michael says:

    If, and that’s a big IF, this made it stateside, I’d anticipate an MSRP ranging from $30,500USD to $31,200USD.

  2. Evan Gelder says:

    Given this spy shot (and others), 2017 seems like overestimating the arrival timeline, no? I’m hoping for mid-2016. Also, if the point is to compete vs. the CLA and A3 sedan, won’t the base MSRP be at least one “magic” dollar below $30K?

    • Michael says:

      No because not even the 2015 CLA costs below $30,000USD. New CLA MSRP is $31,500USD, expect A3 sedan price to also increase. If this vehicle were to even be sold stateside, it would be priced between the A3 and CLA.

  3. Guest says:

    Guess I’m a little stuck in the past (and thinking how the 318ti debuted @ $19,900 MSRP).

    • Michael says:

      It sure did but that was 1995(in the states). Do you know how much that would be today with inflation? It’s exactly $31,135.47USD, so it’s pretty spot on. Sales for that vehicle were horrible in the states. I’d rather see a 2 gran turismo designed specifically for our market’s unique taste because one thing they found with 318ti was that people didn’t wan’t to buy a vehicle that was stigmatized with being ‘the cheap one’. Carrying the 2 moniker could help to combat that. That it had that ugly little hatch back surely didn’t help 318ti sales either.

  4. Guest says:

    Guess I’m a little stuck in the past (and thinking how the 318ti debuted @ $19,900 MSRP).

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