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New BMW 1 Series sedan debuts in China – Exteriors, Interiors, Details


New BMW 1 Series sedan is based on the concept compact sedan which they showcased last year.

BMW’s smallest ever sedan, 1 Series has made its public debut. At the ongoing 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, BMW has revealed the new 1 Series sedan. Designed, built and engineered in China, in association with their local partner, the new 1 Series sedan will only be on sale in China.

BMW Brilliance Automotive has kept the design of 1 Series sedan true to BMW’s modern day design language of their larger sedans. The kidney-grille, contoured headlamp cluster, aggressive bumper, creases on the bonnet, shoulder lines on the sides.


On the inside, the car gets a dual tone dashboard with leather seats, 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear ac vents, etc. More or less, the car is every bit of a BMW, in spite of being the most affordable and smallest BMW sedan on offer today.

What powers the BMW 1 Series a 1.5 liter 3 cylinder turbo engine capable of 136 hp and a 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder unit capable of 192 hp and 231 hp. These three tunes will be offered with 118i, 120i and 125i respectively. The 118i unit is mated to a 6 speed AT, while the remaining two are mated to a 8 speed AT. Launch will take place later this year.


Like other new generation BMW cars (X1, 2 Series), the 1 Series sedan is also believed to have been built on the UKL1 platform. This means that the 1 Series sedan will be offered in front wheel drive or All wheel drive configurations. No rear wheel drive variant will be offered.

New BMW 1 Series is the fifth car of the company which will be produced in China.

via autohome


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