BMW had earlier unveiled its concept for a compact sedan at the Guangzhou Auto show in China. Now, X-Tomi Design has rendered an image of how the production version could look like, based on the Compact Sedan concept. The 1 Series Sedan, already undergoing testing, should mark its launch in India late next year, sometime after the global launch.
Compared to the original BMW Compact Sedan, the render by X-Tomi features some subtle differences such as a black kidney grille with chrome borders, unlike the complete chrome grille on the concept, while production friendly headlights and different alloy wheels give the render a more realistic appearance. In the render, the rear view mirrors have been replaced by production units, while the doors feature regular handles instead of chrome strips on the concept. The artist also adds a fresh shade of dark blue over the original’s liquid metal bronze paint.
The BMW 1 Series Sedan, as reported earlier, could feature a Front Wheel Drive layout, as it may share its underpinnings with the 2-Series Active Tourer. However, the trademark Hoffmiester kink on the C-pillar might prove to be otherwise. All Wheel Drive may come as as optional feature, while power could come from transversely mounted 3- and 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. The concept’s interiors feature an 8.8 inch screen and a heads-up display on the dashboard, dual tone interiors, a panoramic roof and separate climate control for the passengers at the back. The compact sedan concept, once launched will take on its rivals such as the Mercedes Benz CLA class and the Audi A3.
Does this rendered 1 series impress you? What else do you feel would add a spark to this upcoming model?
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