BMW F52 1 Series Sedan in Sunglow Metallic debuts in Beijing

1-series, Auto Shows | April 26th, 2016 by 13
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At its second appearance in China, the upcoming BMW F52 1 Series Sedan delivers a new look. The Concept Compact Sedan is featured at the …

At its second appearance in China, the upcoming BMW F52 1 Series Sedan delivers a new look. The Concept Compact Sedan is featured at the BMW stand during the 2016 Beijing Motor Show wearing a new body color – Sunglow Metallic. The beautiful bronze color gives the future 1 Series sedan a more spectacular look and perfectly showcases the design lines of the eye-catching sedan.

The small four-door previews the upcoming 1 series compact, BMW’s first front-drive sedan. The concept car is built on the ULK front-wheel drive platform which also underpins the new X1. It rides on a long wheelbase with the C-Pillar sitting atop the rear wheels and shorter than BMW-typical front overhang.

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When the 1-series eventually goes on sale, you can expect a range of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines. All-wheel drive will be optional, too.

BMW is expected to launch the 1 Series Sedan in 2017 and will take on the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3 sedan.

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[Photos: bmwmotorshowblog]

13 responses to “BMW F52 1 Series Sedan in Sunglow Metallic debuts in Beijing”

  1. Madalin says:

    Now this is really beautiful!

  2. Fritz says:

    The FWD layout ruins the car. I wish BMW AG had never bought MINI.

  3. Giom says:

    I’m actually excited. Looks great! Much better looking that the ‘melted’, tail dragging look of the CLA.

  4. Curamrda says:

    Finnaly nice bmw since 6er and e92 … but fuck-ed up as front wheel :( arrgh

  5. Dick says:

    Advice to the author of article: there are several grammar, spelling, and typo errors: read your article “out loud” before posting. 30+ year teacher

  6. Shawn Sepehry says:

    i was going through the gallery thinking it looked really handsome until I got to one that looked exactly like the Dodge Dart. The proportions, overhang, headlight and all.

  7. seancorr says:

    It does look good and hopefully drives good as well. I’ve had a go with the new X1 and it doesn’t really feel any different from the previous gen RWD X1 if you use it to ferry the family around so hopefully this FWD sedan will be okay…as for the interior I’m expecting it to be as cramped as the Audi A3 sedan and the CLA given its dimensions.

  8. jason bourne says:

    Not sure if I like that rather pronounced snout.

  9. Chris says:

    Nice car. However the FWD will get obselete with the future BEV/FCEV. So stay cool.

  10. […] on the market. As expected, the front and rear-end parts show a slightly different design than the concept unveiled this week in China. Most of the BMW concepts go through a minor restyling before they end up in customers’ […]

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  12. herrdoktorprofessor says:

    Another great product we won’t ever see in North America

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