BMW 1 Series Sedan rendered based on leaked patents

05/05/2016 - 09:55 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Will be pitted against the Audi A3 Sedan and the Mercedes CLA.

At the Auto Guangzhou 2015, BMW introduced the BMW Concept Compact Sedan previewing the first-ever BMW 1 Series Sedan (codename: BMW F52). Test mules of the 1 Series Sedan have been spotted on several occasions since September 2014, but last month, many of the exterior components that will define its design were leaked through patent images.

BMW 1 Series Sedan (BMW F52) front rendering based on patent leaks
The BMW 1 Series Sedan will be based on the UKL front-wheel drive platform, and is expected to debut later this year.

Based on the leaks, a speculative rendering by IAB's digital artist Shoeb Kalania previews the front-end of production BMW 1 Series Sedan, which puts on the traditional BMW design features.

The BMW 1 Series Sedan will be based on the UKL front-wheel drive platform which is currently used by the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer and BMW X1, as well as the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door, MINI Clubman and MINI Convertible. The interior, spy shots show, is downloaded from the UKL based cars featuring the freestanding iDrive display and a stubby gear selector.

The rival the Audi A3 Sedan and the Mercedes CLA will likely spawn the third generation BMW 1 Series hatchback later this decade. Initially the 1 Series sedan will be sold to China, reports said last year.

BMW Compact Sedan Concept front quarter press shots
The BMW 1 Series Sedan will likely be offered with BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol and diesel engines.

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The 1 Series Sedan will come with the BMW TwinPower Turbo 3- and 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with displacements ranging from 1.5- to 2.0-litre. Transmission choices will include 6-speed manual and 8-speed Steptronic automatic.

Rivals: Audi A3, Mercedes CLA
Expected Release Date: H2 2016

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