The first images of the yet to launch BMW 1-Series have hit the web
and just like the compact sedan concept which was unveiled by BMW at the
Guangzhou Auto Show last year the new 1-Series borrows a lot of its styling
cues from the concept model. There is no official announcement as to whether
BMW will bring the 1-Series to India. However the Chinese market will get the
production version of the sedan which may debut in the Guangzhou Auto Show.
The new BMW 1-Series looks compact from every angle and is by far
one of the smallest sedans being brought out by the company. The sedan gets fog
lamps and a new set of 5-twin spoke alloys as well. The 1-Series does resemble
the 3-series from many angles but the vehicle does not have the same
The new 1-Series will come with two different turbocharged engine
options with multiple configurations -- a 1.5 litre, 136hp engine (118i Base
model) and a 2.0 litre, 192hp engine (120i Luxury) and a 2.0 litre, 231hp
engine (125i Sport). The 1-Series is based on BMW's UKL2 front wheel drive
platform and measures 4456mm in length, 1803 in width and 1446 in height. The
sedan will also get a wheelbase of 2670mm.
The 1-Series will rival sedans like the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA
which have already been launched in the Indian market. The manufacturer however
has not disclosed whether their 1-Series will make it to Indian shores or not.
At present BMW is selling the 1-Series as a premium hatchback in India and
could bring the compact sedan version under a different badge.
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