Today BMW presented in the framework of the motor show of Guangzhou to the prototype BMW Compact Sedan Concept. It is a conceptual work that advances a possible 1 Series sedan or 2 Series sedan.
Orne of the innovations that BMW took this week at the Car show in Guangzhou in China is a prototype called BMW Compact Sedan Concept. It is a conceptual work that advances the forms that it may adopt a possible variant with body saloon.
however it is still early to know if it will be a Series 1 or a Series 2, since by the time the official information does not clarify if the model will be front wheel drive or rear. BMW has not informed about which will be the platform chosen for development, that is to say if use the basis of the 2-Series Coupe rear wheel drive if, on the contrary will be developed on the architecture of front wheel drive that uses the 2-Series Active Tourer.
What is certain is that this new saloon compact will be aimed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 sedan. While all indications are that this new product from BMW is a front wheel drive, it is expected that variants of the more equipped is offered as an optional a system of all-wheel drive xDrive.
The prototype could be transformed both in a 1-Series sedan as a 2-Series sedan.
A visual level we are, as is usual in a BMW, in the presence of a conceptual work with a aspect very close to a production model. In terms of design, the prototype is presented in a format that merges the features of the Series 3 with some of the sportsmanship present in the 4 Series Gran Coupe, although all this within a package more compact. To finish, BMW has opted for painting the bodywork with a paint called Liquid Metal Bronze, changes its hue depending on the light incidence.
Something similar happens with the interior, which beyond the licenses in terms of style allows a prototype, the main features of your panel, the box of instruments and the arrangement of the elements of the interior, indicate that we are in the presence of a product that might be very close to a production model.
also, it is Not yet clear if the German brand is developing a single model, or whether on the contrary it is a question of two different proposals within the same segment, such as is the case with the 3 Series and 4 Series Gran Coupe. What is certain is that this new sedan will be a global product for all the markets in which BMW is this, and not only on the chinese market.
About what BMW nor has it provided information is about the mechanics of a chosen for this prototype, but assuming that it is a product with front-wheel drive, it is assumed that you use the same proposal that the 2-Series Active Tourer, which include turbo engines three and four cylinders are also used in the new generation of the MINI Cooper.
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