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BMW 1-Series sedan spied; Audi A3 rival coming in 2016

Snapshot: BMW 1-Series sedan has been captured once again during its rigorous test runs as it is expected to come around in markets around 2016...

BMW 1-Series sedan has been captured once again during its rigorous test runs, as it is expected to come in markets around 2016. It will be BMW's answer to its two other German foes - Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA sedan. 

Underpinning the company’s new front-wheel drive UKL platform as its sibling BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, it would also flaunt a sporty appearance which would by spiced up by the inclusion of slopping roofline, dual exhaust system, shark fin antenna, and high trunk. The familiar long hood is quite clearly visible in the images, but exact dimensions can't be judged. In these pictures, it appears comparatively small if compared to its elder sibling - 3-Series sedan. This entry-level luxurious sedan would be on offer with an xDrive arrangement but particularly, the US models will be presented in 120i and 125i versions. Though there is nothing concrete on the same, but it is likely to carry the same engine options as the new Mini and 2-Series Active Tourer.

It is being assumed that it would be available in three petrol and one diesel motor. The petrol motor would be a 1.5L, 3-cylinder engine which would produce a power output of 136PS and torque performance of 220Nm. The other petrol powertrain would be the 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine that would belt-out two modes of power outputs and torque performances - 184PS and 231PS, 270Nm and 350Nm, respectively. The diesel variants would be powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder mill which would generate a power of 150PS along with torque of 330Nm. Prior to the 2016 launch of this sedan, the company would wheel-out the facelift version of 1-Series hatchback by early next year, and it would disclose some clue around what the sedan is to be.

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