The Spymaster’s sources claim that the purveyor of loftily priced vehicles for the upwardly mobile is considering bringing the 1 series sedan to our shores. This is because competitors are finding success with tinier cars and wagon utilities and they plan to introduce more. The 1 series that’s currently on sale in China uses the same front-wheel-drive platform that was designed for BMW’s Mini brand, but of course that can be adapted for all-wheel-drive. The base engine in the 125i (the likeliest model to arrive here) is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 231 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It connects to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 1 series is also available in Europe in hatchback form, but with only two passenger doors it’s considered unappealing for buyers in North America.
The 1 series sedan from BMW might find its way to our shores. It’s currently available in China. (PHOTO: BMW)