2016 BMW 1 Series Sedan Rendered

Last week we caught a glimpse of the first BMW F52 1 Series prototype, going out for tests. The front-wheel-drive small sedan was caught on public roads and the world seemed to stop for a moment. For some, it was completely unexpected to see such a car out for tests while others were actually expecting it.
BMW 1 Series Sedan 1 photo
Photo: X-Tomi Design
The guys from X-Tomi Design went ahead and used all the current design cues BMW applies to its cars and tried to create a possible 1 Series sedan beforehand. We have to admit it’s quite a looker.

The front fascia comes entirely from the 2 Series Coupe, the M Sport model to be more precise. The sides and the rear quarter seem to have been inspired by the 3 Series. Considering that the 1 Series sedan is going to be a smaller version of the 3er, this makes perfect sense.

As for the technical bits there will be a couple of major differences. Apart from the front-wheel drive platform, the 1 Series Sedan will be built on the UKL platform, unlike the 3 Series and all the bigger models that will retain RWD and be built on the new 35up platform.

The engines under the bonnet will be varying from 1.5-liter 3-cylinder units with more than 136 HP to 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder plants making nearly 300 HP. Of course, on higher-spec models, xDrive all-wheel-drive will also be available.

Meant as a direct competitor for the A3 Sedan Audi and CLA-Class Mercedes-Benz that are currently boosting sales for their respective brands, the 1 Series Sedan will arrive in the US as soon as it’s going to be revealed.

According to our reliable source inside BMW, the F52 will be available in the US as 120i and 125i at first, both fitted with 2-liter petrol engines with power outputs expected between 190 HP and 220 HP. The latter will be available with xDrive.
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