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 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.