The all-new 2017 BMW 1-Series Sedan is popping-up into the spotlights in new spy shots, the model undergoing final tests before being introduced on the market on the second half of the year.
As we already know, the 2017 BMW 1-Series Sedan will stand on the company`s new UKL platform, the same one underpinning the 2-Series Active Tourer or MINI Cooper. This means that the 1-Series Sedan will also come with a front-wheel drive configuration.
The new UKL platform will also make enough room for a wide array of three- and four-cylinder engines, adding those with an xDrive all-wheel configuration.
We might be looking here at the entry-level 1.5-liter TwinTurbo Power three-cylinder with 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, or the top of the line 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder, developing 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
From a visual standpoint, the 2017 BMW 1-Series Sedan will come with a prominent grille with flanked headlights and round fog lights, along with short trunk and small doors.
Once it will emerge on the market, the BMW 1-Series Sedan will be able to compete against other hot models, like the all-new Audi A3 Sedan or the Mercedes CLA flagship.
Rumors also state that the 2017 BMW 1-Series Sedan will make its way into the United States as well, and not only in China, as previously mentioned. We should expect the all-new 1-Series Sedan for an official unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, this March.