After its initial reveal in July, and a leak in September, we now have the first interior photo of the upcoming BMW 1 Series Sedan. Nothing surprising here, of course, with the new dashboard taking cues from the closely-related 2 Series AT/GT and X1, and very much like the one seen on the BMW Concept Compact Sedan shown last year.

As a recap, the 1 Series Sedan is said to be a China-exclusive model, built on the front-wheel drive UKL platform shared with the BMW models mentioned above, as well as MINI’s new-generation range. Yes, you read that right, this BMW sedan will have its power sent to the front wheels.


Three variants are known so far: 118i with a 136 hp 1.5 litre three-pot turbo, 120i with 192 hp and 125i with 231 hp, both from a 2.0 litre turbo four. Transmission options in China should include both a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.

The BMW 1 Series Sedan will be launched in China early next year. Other markets are unconfirmed at the moment, but would you want this as an alternative to the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 Sedan? Let us know in the comments section below.

GALLERY: BMW Concept Compact Sedan