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Old 18th July 2016, 07:47   #16
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It looks good. I really like the way how it looks compact and desirable like the 80s 3 series. Too bad there is no RWD model. Hope the xDrive is dialed for more fun than grip or speed at least.

Is it a China only model? Reports say the 1 Series sedan was developed as a collaborative project between Bavaria and Chinese partner Brilliance Auto – a relationship that kicked off in the early 2000 and will be offered exclusively to the sedan-obsessed Chinese market.

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It looks good. I really like the way how it looks compact and desirable like the 80s 3 series. Too bad there is no RWD model. Hope the xDrive is dialed for more fun than grip or speed at least.
This should be only for China. For the other markets, there is the RWD 2 series coupe, and probably the 2 series gran coupe.
And yes, the size and proportions of the 2 is just ideal; makes the 3 looks a bit too bloated.
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A country specific boot addition job eh ? Feels a lot like the Maruti Dzire treatment that happened to the Suzuki Swift. I have mixed feelings about such things.
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The boot looks well incorporated. The front screams of an amalgam of the M6(headlamps ?) and the 5 series, which looks delicious.
This seems like one of those cheaper younger siblings, who look better than the older ones.

And NO! it doesn't have the slightest design resemblance with Compact Sedan, the Indian contraption of sorts.
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BMW 1-Series Sedan appears in China,

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BMW introduced the Ministry of transport of China final versions of the new 1-Series Sedan. With 4.45 m long, 1.80 in width, height and 1.44 2.67 from axes, the sedan is a direct competitor of the Audi A3 Sedan.

It will be offered in versions 118i, 120i and 125i, being the first with TwinPower Turbo 1.5 engine 136 HP and the other with TwinPower Turbo 2.0 engine with 192 and 231 HP, respectively. The transmission should be six-speed manual or automatic with eight.
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2 more photos of my favorite BMW sedan as of now. I really like the way it looks inside out and the overall proportions and size.

Hopefully, they will bring it here.

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2 more photos of my favorite BMW sedan as of now. I really like the way it looks inside out and the overall proportions and size.

Hopefully, they will bring it here.
But will this be more like a Gran Coupe version of the 2? For me, the 2 is just right in size and proportion.
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BMW - 1 series sedan in China.

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These shots depict the 1-Series Sedan preparing for its world debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show and show the model finished in both yellow and blue while also revealing the interior.
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When the model goes on sale in China in the first quarter of 2017, it will be offered in at least three different forms. These will include a 1.5-liter turbo’d petrol three-cylinder with 136 hp in 118i falvor, a 192 hp 2.0-liter petrol four-pot for the 120i while the 125i will adopt a 231 hp version of that same 2.0-liter.
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The 1-Series sedan has made it's official debut at the ongoing Guangzhou Auto Show in Beijing.

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Is it RWD with longitudinal mounted engine? If not they can keep it in China.
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Is it RWD with longitudinal mounted engine? If not they can keep it in China.
Looks like FWD from that shifter - its the same as the X1.
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New BMW 1 Series Sedan Launched In China

Priced Under INR 20 Lakh




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The BMW 1 Series Sedan has gone on sale in China with prices starting for CNY 2,04,800 (INR 19.90 lakh). A China only model for now, the 1 Series Sedan was first showcased at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November last year. It is manufactured by the BMW Group and BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture in China.

Based on the BMW Group’s front wheel drive UKL platform (the Mini’s base), the 1 Series Sedan is almost 170mm shorter in length than a 3 Series. Headlining features include LED head & tail lamps, a panoramic glass roof, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tips, a HUD, along with an infotainment system with navigation, an 8.8-inch screen and a iDrive controller.

The 1 Series Sedan offers a 118i, a 120i and a 125i. The entry-level BMW 118i gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine (shared with the Mini Cooper) that produces 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.

The BMW 120i gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (from the Cooper S) that develops 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque, while the 125i gets the same engine in a different state of tune producing 231 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Both the 120i and 125i get a 8-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels as standard.
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Compact dimensions, prestige badge, quality interiors and the typical family look, this car has everything going for it to be an aspirational product that provides a great entry point to the range. The dashboard will look even better if you swap out the regular steering wheel with the M Sport version

Rear wheel drive is overrated and BMW knows this well enough, that's why they're abandoning it for their smaller cars in the interests of efficiency and packaging. The X1 is a front wheel drive biased platform and they are barely able to meet demand, adding production in Hungary recently. .

A great way to enjoy a petrol BMW without breaking the bank, the 25i should be a great drive, if this model ever makes it to India.
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