In the near future, the veil will be lifted on the BMW 1-Series Sedan. As the name implies, the car will add a new bodystyle to the 1-Series range and if reports are to be believed, it will also be made available with front wheel drive.
As heavy camouflage has featured on all 1-Series Sedan prototypes spied testing, it is hard to tell how the car will look. Nevertheless, Theophilus Chin has rendered the German sedan with styling very similar to the 1-Series hatchback as well as a rear-end reminiscent of the 2-Series.
It is reported that the BMW 1-Series Sedan will be built around the same UKL architecture as the recently unveiled BMW 2-Series Active Tourer. This platform is also pinned to be used for the impending BMW X1. Additionally, the BMW 1-Series sedan will feature front-wheel drive as mentioned but further down the road, an xDrive all-wheel drive system will be made available.
Unlike the current 1-Series hatchback which isn’t offered for sale in America, the 1-Series sedan will be put on the North American market to target the aforementioned Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3. In the U.S., the 1-Series Sedan will be available in 120i and 125i guises with both set to utilise the B-family range of engines from the German marque. The 125i is pinned to deliver a total of 231 hp as the 2-Series Active Tourer does.
[Via Theophilus Chin]