BMW Won’t Offer The 1-Series Sedan Outside Of China

BMW says it has no intention of offering the 1-Series sedan outside of China, the only market it is currently sold in.

In recent times, some have speculated that the 1-Series sedan coupe be sold elsewhere, including in Europe, due to the success of the Audi A3 sedan and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan. However, a confidential source told Autocar there are no plans to sell the model worldwide.

“There are no immediate plans to sell the 1-Series saloon outside of China. The initial signs there are quite positive,” they said.

A key reason why the carmaker doesn’t intend on offering the 1-Series sedan in global markets is because of fears that it could steal sales away from the more profitable 3-Series.

Although the current car is restricted to China, there is a possibility that BMW could decide to sell the next-generation 1-Series Sedan in various markets following its adoption of a front-wheel drive platform.


  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    BMW could decide to sell the next-generation 1-Series Sedan in various markets following its adoption of a front-wheel drive platform.
    Which given their history of front wheel drive beemers, will likely continue to look like a pile of sh*t.

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    Good, keep it there. Now about that RWD 2-series Gran Coupe 4-door…

  • lapirk

    This could prove successful in many emerging markets where a Base 3 serious is out of reach of many while the A3 and CLA sell like hot cakes. Strange decision to keep it very Discrete to the rest of thr world

    • Bash

      True, but unfortunately they are offering it as a front wheel drive!!!

      • lapirk

        True but majority of premium brand owners and the target demo of this car by bmw don’t know the difference and buy it for the name. The fwd CLA and A3 sedan are prime examples of this

        • Bash

          I agree, It’s just that -in my mind- a premium car have to be rear wheel drive at least. Entry level or not.. Im still having hard time to change this concept.

  • Bash

    A front wheel drive BMW!.. I don’t care..

  • MuhammadSameh

    Foolish Shit by BMW, many emerging markets would crave for such a car, and the people buying it wouldn’t be those who buy the 3 series, simply because they can’t afford it idiots

  • Kash

    So either the next gen 1-hatchback will make it to the US and other markets, or BMW is gonna do a 2-Series Gran Coupe for other markets, which is what I’d do.

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