BMW Tests 1-Series Sedan In China, Spy Shots Revealed

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The BMW 1-Series Sedan is ending up into the spotlights again, the model being caught on shots while performing some tests in China.

From a visual standpoint, the new BMW 1-Series will share some design cues from the Concept Compact Sedan, which was recently unveiled and which is presumed to spawn the next 1- and 2-Series Sedans.

The upoming BMW 1-Series Sedan will be offered on the local market by BMW and Brilliance joint venture, the model standing on the company`s new UKL platofrm, the same found on the new 2-Series Active Tourer.

This means that the BMW 1-Series Sedan will come with a front-wheel drive, while an xDrive all-wheel version will also join the club at a later date.

Still refering to the same UKL platform, the 1-Series Sedan will also adopt the same engine lineup found on its older 2-Series Active Tourer sibling, including the 1.5-liter three-cylinder or the 2,0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and diesels.

Once it will be released on the local market and later on, worldwide, the BMW 1-Series Sedan will compete against the all-new Audi A3 Sedan as well as Mercedes-Benz CLA. Full details with the new 1-Series Sedan will be revealed next year, where the model is set to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.


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