At the car fair "Auto Guangzhou 2016", BMW has just showed the new 1 Series Sedan for the Chinese market together with partner China brilliance. Under the newly designed metal dress hides known technique for Europeans.
The sedan, which is running under the label "1er", is actually based on the platform of the 2 active tourer, which tells us the identical wheelbase to the mini van. The model, which is built in the brilliance works in China, fits optically to the current design of the Munich-based. Two kidneys, the Hofmeister kink a typical BMW. The 1 Series Sedan in ten different colours can be ordered. The sound "Luminous Gold" is to get the Chinese market it exclusively reserved and no European model. Inside, there's a head-up display, a 8.8 inch monitor in the center console and the well-known iDrive system. The rear seat is folded in the ratio 40:20:40.
The new sedan is powered either by a 1.5-liter turbo engine with probably 136 PS or a 2.0-liter engine with 231 HP. The small engine is linked to a six-speed Steptronic, the larger machine to an eight-speed Steptronic.
The new 1 series is the first compact sedan based BMW in China besides the models 3 series, 5 series and X 1 and sold. In the joint venture with Chinese carmaker brilliance, the Munich-based 50 percent, brilliance hold 40.5 percent and the Government of Shenyang in the a production plant is 9.5 percent. The first Chinese BMW was a 325 and rolled already in 2003 by the band. (mf)