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BMW 1 Series sedan goes official for China

BMW 1 Series sedan goes official for China
Sagar Bhanushali Sagar Bhanushali Monday 18 July 2016, 13:01 PM

The entry-level premium sedan segment is China has a new entrant from BMW. Called the 1 Series sedan, this much-awaited model has been officially showcased, however, BMW has also made it clear that it will only be made and sold in China.

The 1 Series sedan will be underpinned by the UKL1 platform that forms base for all the new Minis and the X1 crossover. What this means is that the 1 Series sedan will have front-wheel drive configuration and a range of three- and four-cylinder petrol engines. The development and testing of the car had taken place in the BMW headquarters with the involvement of Chinese engineers.

The 1 Series sedan will be built under the BMW and BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture. Like in India, the premium compact car segment is growing fast in China and following the launch of the X1, the 2 Series Active Tourer and now the 1 Series Sedan, BMW now has a total of five locally-produced models in China.

 

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