BMW's China-only 1 Series sedan spied in Spain

BMW's China-only 1 Series sedan spied in Spain New BMW 1 Series
author image Sagar Bhanushali
Friday 19 August 2016, 11:17 AM

BMW’s all-new 1 Series sedan has been caught on test in Spain. The vehicle made its debut last month as a China-only model given the market’s immense growth in the entry-level luxury segment.

BMW’s China-only 1 Series sedan spied in Spain

Underneath, the 1 Series sedan makes use of the UKL1 platform that forms base for all the new Minis and the X1 crossover. Interestingly, what this means is that the 1 Series sedan will have front-wheel drive configuration and a range of three- and four-cylinder petrol engines.

BMW first previewed it via the Compact Sedan Concept shown at the Guangzhou Auto Show last year. Meanwhile, the development and testing of the car was in full swing at the BMW headquarters with the involvement of Chinese engineers.

The 1 Series sedan will be built under the BMW and BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture in China. Sadly, BMW currently has no plans to sell it in India or even Europe for that matter.

Source: autoplus via IAB

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