A recent report about BMW is suggesting that the German car manufacturer is working on a sedan version of the 1-Series. Dubbed New Entry-level Sedan (NES), the car will be released to compete against the Audi A3 Sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA. 

Under the bodywork of the 1-Series Sedan will sit the UKL architecture, also found on the 1-Series GT and 2014 Mini Cooper. 

"The NES is integral to our growth plans. It will be an important pillar in the future 1-Series lineup, particularly in the U.S. and China, where sales of small premium-brand four-door sedans are on the rise", said an insider for Automotive News. 

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It is too early to talk about the engine lineup but we can be sure that the upcoming BMW 1-Series Sedan will borrow the same units found on the 1-Series. In the new Bavarian model will get the green lights it can be admired in 2017.

Source: WCF