BMW 1 Series (F52)

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BMW 1 Series (F52)
BMW 1-Series F52 01 China 2017-04-05.jpg
ManufacturerBMW Brilliance
AssemblyTiexi Plant (China)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car
Body style4-door sedan[1]
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive
PlatformBMW UKL2 platform
Wheelbase2,670 mm (105 in)
Length4,456 mm (175.4 in)
Width1,803 mm (71.0 in)
Height1,446 mm (56.9 in)

The BMW 1 Series (F52) is a subcompact executive sedan made in China, unlike the other variations of the BMW 1 Series, which are manufactured in BMW's Plant Leipzig. This vehicle has been built specifically for the Chinese and Mexican markets by BMW Brilliance, a joint venture between BMW and Brilliance Auto.[2] Unlike other BMW 1 Series cars of the time, it uses the front-wheel drive UKL platform.[3] It was first shown at Auto Guangzhou in 2016, and sales started in China in February 2017.[4] Due to its success in the Chinese market the BMW F52 was later sold in Mexico in 2018[5].

However, despite local success of the car, BMW does not have any plans to produce the 1 Series for any other markets, besides what was originally intended.


  1. ^ Of, Andreas (27 February 2017). "Vorstellung BMW 1er Limousine für China: Stufenheck-BMW mit Frontantrieb". auto motor und sport (in German). Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. ^ Horatiu Boeriu (21 November 2016). "BMW 1 Series Sedan makes world debut at Auto Guangzhou 2016". BMWBLOG. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ Stefan Ogbac (18 July 2016). "2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan Revealed for Chinese Market". Motor Trend. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. ^ Boeriu, Horatiu (23 January 2017). "Up-Close and Personal with the BMW 125i Sedan". BMWBLOG. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  5. ^ Panait, Mircea (27 June 2018). "F52 1 Series Sedan Launched By BMW In Mexico". autoevolution. Retrieved 17 September 2019.