India-bound BMW 1 Series sedan spied once again with minimal camouflage
The very news of BMW manufacturing the 1 series sedan has thrilled the German car maker`s fans to the core. The 1 series sedan has been spied several times in the past but was masquerade, but the recent images of the car that are doing the rounds on the internet show the car wearing minimal camouflage. The Indian auto market`s love towards luxury sedans has influenced eminent auto majors like Audi and Mercedes to break the stereotype and introduce the all-new entry level luxury sedans – A3 and CLA Class respectively. The Indian market embraced these cars with open arms which reflected in the increased sales chart of these two car makers.
Now, who wants to be left behind in a growing market like India? BMW chooses to answer by presenting the all-new 1 Series sedan to the Indian car market. As we look back into the past, these three luxury car makers – BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz were seen competing in the entry level luxury sedan range with the BMW3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class; and here in 2016, we will see them locking horns once again. BMW certainly lags behind in this rat race, but to make sure that the new 1 Series gives tough competition to its German rivals, the sedan is undergoing extensive testing.
Talking about the car, the BMW 1 Series sedan is fabricated on the UKL1 platform and has been secretly named as F25. Reports suggest the 1-Series entry-level luxury sedan could be a front-wheel drive car that will be made available with an AWD xDrive version. The next-gen 1 Series hatchback and 2-Series Coupe/Convertible will be seen following the 1 Series sedan as they will also be based on the same UKL1 platform.
The front-end of the sedan will feature BMW’s unique kidney grille surrounded by a new pair of headlamps, the bumper looks classy having circular fog lamps and V-shaped air dam. The 1 Series will also be seen flaunting a chiselled bonnet. The spy images show the sedan in a sparkling red shade along with body coloured ORVMs and elegant looking 10-spoke alloy wheels. The sedan will probably make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
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