Super Street Network

 |   |   |  2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan Revealed for Chinese Market
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan Revealed for Chinese Market

BMW adds another front-drive-based vehicle to its lineup

Stefan Ogbac
Jul 19, 2016

BMW has revealed the latest front-drive-based vehicle in its lineup, the China-only 1 Series sedan, which was first previewed by the Compact Sedan Concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Guangzhou auto show. Development for the 1 Series sedan took place in China and was calibrated with the driving habits of Chinese customers in mind. In addition to the X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer, the 1 Series sedan will be the latest addition to BMW's entry-level lineup in China, where it hopes to capture a larger chunk of the entry-level premium compact class.

While specs haven't been released yet, it's likely that the 2017 BMW 1 Series will feature the same engine choices as the X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer, which includes a 2.0-liter turbo-four paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The brand's ConnectedDrive suite of multimedia technologies, which includes the iDrive interface, should be available throughout the range along with a full range of active safety features. Like the X1, the 1 Series sedan should ride on the front-drive-based UKL platform that's also used by Mini.

2018 BMW X1
$33,900 Base Model (MSRP) 23/32 MPG Fuel Economy

The BMW 1 Series will be one of a number of models that BMW will produce in China for the domestic market there alongside long-wheelbase variants of the 3 Series and 5 Series. BMW's Chinese partner, Brilliance Automotive, with which it has formed a joint venture called BMW Brilliance Automotive, will be responsible for marketing and selling the 1 Series Sedan. Engines for the 1 Series will be made at BMW's manufacturing facility in Shenyang, China.

It's still unclear if BMW will do anything with the 1 Series name outside of China, but if the Bavarian automaker has been watching the Mercedes CLA-Class' popularity in the U.S. a front-drive, roundel-badged sedan could be in our future. Get your rear-wheel-drive 2 Series while you can.

Source: BMW

By Stefan Ogbac
118 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The 2019 BMW Z4 will arrive next year, initially with a four-cylinder engine followed by a more potent M40i model.
Stefan OgbacSep 18, 2018
Ferrari launched a new, limited edition duo of supercar barchettas with the Monza SP1 and SP2. Get all the details here!
Jonny LiebermanSep 18, 2018
Preview the Super Street November issue, our Nissan annual! With a trio of Charles Wong’s R34 Skyline, 2 Boss Bunny S14, a baby Godzilla Pulsar GTiR, and more!!!
Bob HernandezSep 14, 2018
Who do you think deserves a trip to SEMA 2018?
RodrezSep 14, 2018
The Jaguar Project 8 lapped the legendary California race track in 1:37.54, almost a second quicker than the Cadillac CTS-V and two seconds quicker than the Giulia Quadrifoglio
Collin WoodardSep 13, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP