We recently just gave you the first look at the Chinese-market only BMW 1 Series sedan, which will be the first sedan built on BMW’s new front-wheel drive UKL architecture. We’ve only seen the one photo of the exterior, but it’s a rather handsome looking car and will compete well with the front-wheel drive-based sedans from Mercedes-Benz and Audi in China.
Today, we have a set of real life images showing the new compact sedan. The development and testing of the new car was taken place in the BMW headquarters with the involvement of Chinese engineers. The new car also performed intensive road tests in respect to different circumstances of road conditions and climate situations on different terrains in China.
Based on the BMW Concept Compact Sedan, the 1 Series sedan features the typical double kidney grille as well as LED double round headlamps and the characteristic BMW design language, including the iconic Hofmeister kink.
The UKL platform will allow the 1 Series Sedan to actually be fun to drive, despite its front-drive nature (xDrive will also likely be available for those who absolutely cannot have FWD).