BMW's front-wheel drive sedan to be showcased at the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show.
XCar has managed to sneak into the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show venue, which officially opens its doors on November 18. They spotted two examples of the BMW 1 Series sedan being prepped for its motor show debut.
The BMW 1 Series Sedan is the company’s attempt at expanding its presence and increase sales in the lucrative Chinese C-segment. It measures 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 design is basically a 'productionized' version of the BMW Concept Compact Sedan, which was unveiled at the same show last year. One of the cars features a mustard color, which could be exclusive to the 1 Series sedan.
The interior was recently unveiled, featuring a familiar design that borrows cues from models like the BMW X1, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. It gets a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, infotainment system with BMW ConnectedDrive services, rotary control knob, ambient lighting and sunroof.
The BMW 1 Series Sedan will launch in variants: 118i, 120i and 125i. The base 118i will be powered by a 136 hp 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, while the remaining two models will have a 2.0L TwinPower engine in different states of tune (120i: 192 hp, 125i: 231 hp).