New photos of the BMW 1 Series Sedan surfaced earlier today. The two images showcase the beautifully sculpted front fascia and a high-quality cabin. 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 BMW 1 Series Sedan’s interior features a familiar layout seen on the company’s other latest UKL platform-based cars – the BMW X1, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer.


The UKL platform allows 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). The BMW 1 Series Sedan measures 4,456 mm in length, 1,803 mm in width and 1,446 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,670 mm. Three engine models will be available: 118i, 120i and 125i. The 118i will draw power from a 136 hp 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, the 120i will be powered by a 192 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and the 125i will sport a 231 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. Transmission choices should be 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic.

After the successful launch of the BMW X1 and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, the BMW 1 Series Sedan is added to the model range, which now comprises five locally-produced BMW model series in China.


The China-only model will have its world premiere at 2016 Auto Guangzhou which will be held from November 19th to 27th.

[Source: Indianautosblog]