2016 BMW 1-Series: first spy photos

February 14, 2015 at 17:08

A few spy shots sedan BMW 1-Series were took during the test model in China.
This small sedan with premium should compete with Mercedes-Benz CLA, as well as the Audi A3 Sedan. Completely camouflaged car is a prototype of a compact sedan in the spirit of Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3, scheduled for release in late 2015. The world debut of the model may be held in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and sales will start later this year or in early 2016.

It is expected that the novelty will have front-wheel drive system, as it is developed on the platform UKL1. True, the surcharge will be available all-wheel drive. The engine range is likely to be transferred to the fellow on UKL1 – 2-Series Active Tourer.

2016 BMW 1-series image

2016 BMW 1-series pics

With regard to the design, the overall style probably dictated by the last update 1-Series, while the rear part has some similarities to the 3-Series.

The range of engines the BMW 1-Series Sedan will be borrowed from the compact van BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, and its appearance the car will have from upgraded hatchback 1-Series.

2016 BMW 1-series picture

2016 BMW 1-series pics

It is very likely that BMW will introduce the model in the second half of this year. One of the most convenient for the event is the Frankfurt Motor Show, which will take place in September. Sales should begin late this year or early next year.

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