China-Based BMW 1-Series Sedan – New Details Emerge ahead 2017 Guangzhou Auto Show
The all-new China-based BMW 1-Series is due to officialy arrive at the 2017 Guangzhou Auto Show, opening its gates in November, but until then, the model was recently launched online in new details concerning exterior features, technology inside and engine lineup under the hood.
The 1-Series for China will be built in a partnership with BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd, and will come with longer bonnet and wheelbase compared to its European sibling, measuring 4,456 mm long, 1,803 mm wide and 1,446 mm high.
Mechanically, the all-new BMW 1-Series will be offered with new disc brakes, electromechanical power steering with Servotronic speed-related support and the Dynamic Stability Control, all offering increase driving comfort and sporty characteristics while being on the road.
Inside, the cabin will feature improved materials for the dasbhoard and center console, adding as well a plethora of gadgetries and safety systems.
Amongst the top features we should mention the BMW Connected system with mobility assistant feature for the driver, Open obility Cloud platform for smartphones and tablets. The safety gizmos refer to Driving Assistan with collision warning and city brake, or Parking Assistant.
In the engine department, the new 1-Series Sedan will be offered with three engines, fitted underneath the 118i Sedan, 120i Sedan and 125i Sedan. The first variant will use a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with 134 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque, enough to deliver a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds, at a top speed of 212 km/h. The fuel consumption will also be set at 5.5L100 km.
On the other hand, the 120i Sedan will come with a 2.0-liter flat-four petrol with 189 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque. Hooked to an eight-speed automatic, the model will hit 100 km/h in no less than 7.5 seconds, at a topping of 235 km/h. This one is rated at 6.2L/100 km.
Finally, the 125i Sedan will be powered by the same 2.0-liter flat-four, developing a higher 228 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, with a top speed of 250 km/h. The power is sent to the wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, allowing a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. It will also come with a fuel consumption of 6.4L/100 km.