Our spies have sent us a new batch of pics with a heavily camouflaged BMW 1-Series Sedan prototype stretching out on the Nürburgring.

Our spies have sent us a new batch of pics with a heavily camouflaged BMW 1-Series Sedan prototype stretching out on the Nürburgring.

The 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer won't remain BMW’s only front wheel drive models for much longer as the Bavarian marque is cooking up a 1-Series Sedan which will utilize the same UKL platform also shared with the MINI. It will be BMW's rather belated answer to the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 Sedan and should go on sale late this year or early 2016.

Codenamed F52, the 1-Series Sedan will be offered with an array of 3- and 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines and some of them will be optionally offered with an xDrive all-wheel drive system.

As far as the styling is concerned, expect the model to be heavily influenced by the recently facelifted 1-Series hatchback but with a longer rear overhang granting a bigger trunk suitable for a sedan.

Even though BMW North America CEO Ludwig Willisch said the 1-Series Sedan won't make it to U.S. in the "foreseeable future", we heard it will hit stateside in 120i and 120i versions, with the latter optionally offered with xDrive.

An official reveal could occur as early as September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and there are some rumors Toyota will be getting its own version of the car in 2017.

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BMW 1-Series Sedan spied testing on the Nurburgring; will have standard FWD