According to a company source it appears that Bmw plans to introduce an entry-level front-wheel-drive sedan. The new model will be slotted below the 3-Series sedan and ill arrive in 2017. The 1-Series sedan will take on the Audi A3 sedan and the Mercedes-Benz CLA and just like its rivals the new Bavarian sedan will be developed to support FWD and four-wheel-drive.
Dubbed NES (New Entry-level Sedan), the new car is part of a range of fwd models scheduled for the BMW lineup. Moreover, it will use company’s new UKL, for "entry-level," structure, same used by the 2014 MINI Cooper, which will be unveiled in November at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
According to the same source, the new entry-level sedan is integral to Bmw’s growth plan and it will be an important pillar in the future 1-Series lineup, especially in the United States and China.
The all-new BMW 1-Series Sedan is the most lively and dramatic sedan in segment. It is an elite model custom-made and adjusted to the demands of Chinese clients, exclusively delivered and particularly sold in China. The improvement and testing of the new vehicle occurred in the BMW headquarters with the assistance of Chinese engineers. The new vehicle likewise conducted intensive road tests with regards to various road conditions and climate situations on various landscapes in China. With the BMW 1-Series Sedan, BMW engineers have done a ton of meticulous adjusting and enhancements as indicated by the Chinese clients' propensities and vehicle-use environment.
BMW 1-Series Sedan started from the concept vehicle BMW Concept Compact Sedan, which had its debut at Guangzhou Motor Show 2015. As a model prepared for production, the BMW 1-Series Sedan keeps the design components of the concept vehicle, including BMW's usual body size. The BMW 1-Series Sedan is indubitably distinguishable as a BMW.
It has a clear BMW face with double kidney grille as well as LED double round headlamps and brand logo in a very energetic and up-to-date rendition. The trademark BMW design language likewise appears in the energetic, dramatic and trendy-looking silhouette with Hofmeister kink.
1-Series Sedan is the most recent proof of BMW Group's potency in ingenuity and is the leader as far as connectivity is concerned. Its complete BMW ConnectedDrive innovations offer all clients unmatched comfort, rich infotainment, and vastly improved safety.