Following a recent video which highlighted the gorgeous looks – both the exterior as well as the interior – of the all-new BMW 1-Series 125i Sedan, destined for the Chinese market only, the model in question was recently caught on Munich`s streets, in Germany, while quietly resting in a car park, just outside the company`s main testing facility.
The three spy photos were added by a BMW purist via Bimmer Today auto magazine and is showcasing the 125i Sedan wearing a slight camouflage at the front and rear end, meaning that the model is performing some road tests.
Officially unveiled at the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show in November, the new 125i Sedan comes with a fresh look, highlighted by a wider platform and longer wheelbase. This means increase space inside and a suite of interesting mills under the hood.
Amongst the car`s top styling features we should mention the double kidney grille and double round headlights, short overhangs and long bonnet, as well as the already familiar “Hofmeister-Knick” styling, which increases the car`s aggressive attitude.
In the engine department, the model is equipped with three engines, the 118i, 120i and the 125i. The first one comes with a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo engine three-cylinder with 136 horsepower, followed by the 120i`s and the 125i`s 2.0-liter TwinPower flat-four with 192 horsepower and 231 horsepower, respectively.
The China-only BMW 125i Sedan will be produced in joint venture with Brilliance Auto in Shenyang, China, and will become the direct competitor of the all-new Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA. Full prices and details will be unveiled at a later date.