BMW 1 Series sedan's production feasibility studied for Brazil - Report

01/11/2016 - 18:32 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Would be the first market outside China to receive the model, if approved.

According to Quatro Rodas magazine, BMW is studying the business case for producing the BMW 1 Series Sedan in Brazil. The German brand's entry sedan, which has been confirmed only for China, was introduced in 2015 as a concept and has been leaked entirely by the Chinese media ahead of its year-end premiere.

BMW 1 Series Sedan front three quarters
BMW said the 1 Series will attract new customer groups to become premium car owners in China. The same ideology will hold good worldwide.

Made on the UKL platform, the 1er Sedan is 4,456 mm in length, 1,803 mm in width and 1,446 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,670 mm. The three-box is plotted squarely to challenge the Audi A3 sedan. If made in RHD, the 1 Series sedan would help BMW India take another shot at the INR 20-30 lakh segment, where it has had few takers with the 1 Series hatchback.

In China, the BMW 1 Series Sedan will be offered in versions 118i, 120i and 125i with output of 136 hp, 192 hp and 231 hp, respectively, from 1.5 and 2.0 engines. A six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission will send power to the front wheels.

BMW 1 Series Sedan (BMW 118i) rear
In China, the BMW 1 Series Sedan will get the 136 hp 1.5-litre turbocharged and 192 hp/231 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged engines. Image courtesy: AutoHome.

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BMW's production facility in Santa Catarina will produce the car if it is sanctioned.

Noteworthy features of the 2016 BMW 1 Series 5-door include full-LED headlights, multifunction Sport leather steering wheel, sunroof, dual exhaust tips, and iDrive infotainment system.

[Quatro Rodas via NoticiasAutomotivas]

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