BMW might introduce 1-Series Sedan in 2017 image

The German based automaker BMW is planning to introduce a 1-Series Sedan in 2017, which will use a front-wheel drive architecture from the new MINI Cooper generation.

BMW is continuing to expand and rebrand its lineup as the 3-Series Coupe and Convertible have become the 4-Series Coupe and Convertible and more models are in development than ever, including the X4 crossover, the rumored i5, which will be the third model from the “i” brand, after the i3 and i8, or the future M3 and M4 cars. One of these upcoming models will be a 1-Series Sedan, which is rumored to hit the market in 5 years.

The new BMW 1-Series Sedan will get a similar looks to the newly unveiled 2-Series Coupe but by the time the model will hit the market, the 2-Series will probably receive a facelift, so talking about its design is irrelative. The BMW 1-Sereis Sedan will use a front-wheel drive architecture, the same one from the new MINI Cooper generation, which will debut next month during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. As far as the engine lineup, we expect the model to come in 120d, 128i and 135i, with other possible versions in the books. More details on the subject are limited for the moment.