Sedan BMW 1 Series still got out of ChinaJune 21, 2018
The compact sedan BMW 1 Series began to sell in Mexico. In this country the novelty is available in two versions.
BMW 1 Series Sedan debuted in autumn 2016 at the Guangzhou Auto Show, the model is set up in China at the JV of the Bavarian concern and Brilliance. Initially, the BMW sedan was positioned as a model only for the Chinese market, but now the sedan also appeared in Mexico.
The sedan is built on the front-wheel-drive platform UKL, which also underlies the MINI and the BMW compact of the second series. In its dimensions, the BMW 1 Series Sedan almost coincides with the Audi A3 Sedan: the length is 4,456 mm, the width is 1,803 mm, the height is 1,446 mm, the wheelbase is 2,670 mm.
Mexican buyers sedan first series is available in two versions. Under the hood of the version 118i there is a gasoline three-cylinder engine with a power of 136 hp, which is combined with a six-speed automatic. With this engine, the car will pick up the first 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds, the maximum speed – 212 km / h. The BMW 120i Sedan is equipped with a 192-hp petrol turbo four 2.0 and 8АКП. This version accelerates to 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds, the maximum speed – 235 km / h. In China, the model is presented with the same engines, plus the “Chinese” sedan has a version 125i with a two-liter engine with a capacity of 231 hp (6.8 seconds, 250 km / h).
For BMW 1 Series Sedan are provided: LED optics, 17-inch wheels, panoramic roof, two-zone climate control, sports seats, multimedia system.
The price of 118i starts from the mark of 489,900 pesos. Version 120i will cost a minimum of 569,900 pesos. For comparison, the Audi A3 with a 150-horsepower 1.4 TFSI engine in Mexico costs from 439,900 pesos. Note that the Audi model has an all-wheel drive version, while the BMW sedan does not have this option yet.
According to unofficial data, next year BMW 1 Series Sedan will get to the USA. Whether there will be a sedan in Europe is still unknown. Meanwhile, soon the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan will hit the global market, so it’s possible that the four-door 1 Series will still compete with the Mercedes model in Europe.