We always expect from BMW to have strong and attractive machines, however, trends in the World are changing, so they must change too. They did it with electric cars, and now their next goal is compact sedan market, why not? The new 1-Series Sedan is profoundly derived from the Compact Sedan Concept, which was unveiled by the German automaker at the 2015 Auto Show in Guangzhou, China. The all-new 2017 BMW 1-Series Sedan is one of the smallest body sizes from the German giant, which should be launched shortly as a next year vehicle. Although more detailed particulars about the new small sedan are not available, it is definite that it will be first released in China, and it will then be released worldwide. The BMW 1 2017 should be constructed as hatchback and sedan(now it’s officially confirmed) with four doors.
2017 BMW 1-Series Exterior
Most of the external elements of the next-gen BMW 1-Series Sedan should be quite the same to those of the earlier hatchback models. The front part of the new sedan comes equipped with the same snout and trapezoidal grille, but its headlamps will be narrower than those of its predecessor. These features offer the new sedan a more athletic and aggressive front look.
Both front and rear parts coms with aggressive bumpers as the grille comes with bigger vents on both sides. Furthermore, it also comes with the similar apron as that of the concept sedan, it borrows many external elements, such as the waistline and side panels from the bigger BMW 3-Series.
new BMW 1-Series 2017 Interior
Most of the interior features, such as the middle stack, instrument panel, steering wheel, infotainment screen, the radio, the A/C vents, the gear shifter. Also, the door panels of the 2017 BMW 1-Series Sedan will be similar to those of the hatch. However, the car gets some unique features according to the needs of the modern day buyers. Most of all, the new compact sedan comes outfitted with the ConnectedDrive expertise and the latest infotainment and safety systems.
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Additionally, the 2017 1-Series comes equipped with entirely different seats in the front. The cabin comes with the considerably improved shoulder space and leg space when compared to those of the hatchback. Finally, it will get additional back doors to offer passengers an easy access to the cabin.
Although the automaker has not yet given us official data about the engine options of the 2017 BMW 1-Series sedan. One thing is certain that BMW has taken much effort to improve its performance and fuel economy by providing it with different gasoline and diesel power units.
The base trim of the new sedan comes equipped with a three-cylinder powertrain with the size of 1.5 liters. This engine offer the new compact sedan the power of 109 ponies and the torque of 132 lbs per foot.
The next optional powertrain will be a four-cylinder unit with the displacement of 1.6 liters. This is an ideal powertrain for those who would like to have more power and torque outputs. Accordingly, this power plant generates the additional power and torque of 130 ponies and 150 lbs per foot respectively.
The car will also likely to be provided with a more powerful four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine(the strongest for this series) to generate the highest power of 200 ponies.
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When comes to diesel powertrain options, first, the new BMW 1-Series sedan 2017 will be equipped with a 3-cylinder diesel unit with the displacement of 1.5 liters to offer the sedan the maximum power and twist of 120 ponies and 200 lbs per foot respectively. This is the lowest fuel consumption unit, but without precise data yet.
Buyers have the option to choose the new 1-Series with a six-velocity manual transmission system or an eight-velocity ZF automatic transmission system.
Although the performance figures of the engines have not yet revealed by BMW, it is expected that they will offer better performance when compared to that of the earlier model.
Base cost and the date of release
As usual, BMW has not yet revealed the base cost and the date of release of 2017 model 1-Series Sedan. However, from reliable sources, it is learned that the new model will be available for sale during the fourth quarter of 2016 with the starting price of 280,000 CNY (approx $41,760).
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2017 BMW 1-Series Photos