BMW Australia's head of product and market planning Shawn Ticehurst has reconfirmed the existence of a 1-Series Sedan.

BMW Australia's head of product and market planning Shawn Ticehurst has reconfirmed the existence of a 1-Series Sedan.

It was September last year when the 1-Series Sedan was caught on camera for the first time and now a BMW representative has reiterated the company's plans to launch a sedan version of its entry-level model which was recently facelifted. However, availability will be limited only to China, but there are some chances of seeing it elsewhere sometime in the future as Ticehurst responded with "never say never" when asked by Motoring to clearly confirm the 1-Series Sedan won't make it to Australia.

From what we know so far, the BMW 1-Series Sedan will ride on the same UKL platform like the 2-Series Active Tourer / Gran Tourer MPV duo which means it will adopt a front-wheel drive layout. It will be powered by an array of frugal turbocharged three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines while select versions are getting an xDrive all-wheel drive system.

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