BMW 1 Series Sedan Revealed At Guangzhou Auto Show


To strengthen the entry-level lineup, the German automaker, BMW has revealed its 1 Series sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The BMW 1 Series sedan is developed by BMW’s joint venture and is a China-specific model for now but, later the company might expand its reach in other markets as well. The BMW 1 Series sedan was first showcased at the same show a year back and now it is all set for real market conditions.

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BMW 1 Series Sedan

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Talking about the designing of the sedan, the 1 Series sedan has borrowed the styling cues from the compact sedan concept but, gets a difference in the form of its aggressive nature and sporty enhancements. The kidney grille, fog lamps, alloy wheels, wing mirrors and bumpers are similar to the BMW family and the 1 Series can be stated as a compact version of the elder sibling 3-Series sedan.

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BMW 1 Series Sedan Cabin

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In the cabin, the dashboard is borrowed from the X1 and features a large infotainment display in the centre. A 3-spoke steering wheel, a larger gear-level in place of the joystick-like unit offered a plethora of BMW’s hatchbacks and sedans. The 1 Series sedan is 4456 mm long, 1803 mm wide and 1446 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2670 mm, making it shorter than its key rival, Mercedes-benz CLA Class but, equal to Audi A3.

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Under the hood, the BMW 1 Series will feature a 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder motor and the other choice will be a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. As the model is initially a China-specific model, the sedan will be manufactured in the BMW Brilliance Automotive company, which is the BMW’s Chinese joint venture. It is not clear whether the company will bring this model to India or not but, it is sure that if 1 Series gets a positive response in the Chinese market then definitely the brand will look forward to expand its reach in the other Asian markets.