BMW 1-Series Sedan Coming!

As we’ve told you every time we got a chance, the BMW 3-Series has grown to be a fine figure of a car. It’s always been THE benchmark car, and despite them trying hard with other sorts of products, nothing BMW makes has sold any better. In fact, the 3-Series and the 1-Series that accounted for 49 percent of the total figure in 2010.
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The biggest change that came with the introduction of the F30 3-Sereis is the added length - 93 mm (3.66 inches), while the wheelbase is 50 mm (1.96 inches) bigger as well. The car is now equal in this aspect to the E23 7-Series, yes 7-Series, that was built until 1986.

In fact, the 1-Series M Coupe is widely considered the only real successor to the E30 M3. So BMW has to reconsider what the smallest sedan they offer can be, and according to Autocar a smaller 1-Series sedan is coming.

The car will be a rival for the upcoming Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes CLA four-door coupe, so BMW can get away with creating a budget car based on the modular front-drive platform used by the upcoming 1-Series GT and MINI Cooper.

But for now, rumors indicate that the 1-Series sedan will be rear-drive and offer even the top-most 135i straight-six option.

Expect this interesting newcomer to arrive after the coupe and convertible, most likely in 2015.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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