BMW 1 Series Sedan parts featured in a patent filling

1-series | April 29th, 2016 by 5
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A series of parts from the upcoming BMW 1 Series Sedan have been leaked online. The parts shown in the image below are likely from …

A series of parts from the upcoming BMW 1 Series Sedan have been leaked online. The parts shown in the image below are likely from a patent filling which is part of standard processes before a car is launched 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’ hands.

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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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.

Under the hood, the 1 Series Sedan will carry either three- and four-cylinder inline direct-injection petrol and common-rail diesel units. 6-speed manual and 8-speed Steptronic gearboxes will be offered.

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

[Source: Ferd]

5 responses to “BMW 1 Series Sedan parts featured in a patent filling”

  1. Icebreakerr says:

    looks like the concept

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    Let’s face it, the huge majority of people that will buy this will do so for three things: tech, design and brand recognition. FWD or RWD: it doesn’t matter, most people have no clue about that. They only know when it’s awd and when it’s not, that’s it.

    And honestly i’d cringe if BMW built the perfect RWD little sedan for it to be only bought with an auto and small diesel engine, so… Better ruin a FWD BMW instead. Plus it will handle well and be fun anyway.

    And it looks so good we can forgive it x)

    • Spiderman says:

      Yeah give it an optional AWD, and make it priced under 40k, it will sell like hot cakes in US East where it snows half of the year and no one gave a damn abt FWD vs RWD since it’s all snowy city roads..

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