The BMW 1 Series family will get a new member in 2017. The F52 1 Series Sedan will join the hatchback models to compete against the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 Sedan. The following renderings are based on the recent spy photos and by using the latest design language, they aim to illustrate the 1 Series Sedan.
The new 1er Sedan model has been developed to support front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The BMW 1 Series Sedan is built internally under the name NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) and makes use of the front-wheel drive architecture which will be used in many models by BMW, including the new 2 Series Active Tourer and second generation X1.
BMW aims to bring the 1 Series Sedan to the same proportions as the E46 3 Series, therefore filling a gap between the 1 Series Hatch and the F30 3 Series Sedan. Design wise, it features the angular and sleep headlights seen on recent BMW cars, which extend into the kidney grille. The nose sits more upright whole the front bumper sports the usual air intakes. In the back, the F52 sedan gets the L-shaped taillights.
Under the hood, the 1 Series Sedan will carry either three- and four-cylinder inline direct-injection petrol and common-rail diesel units.
It is rumored that the U.S. market will get the 120i and 125i sedan models.
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