Auto-sales-statistics-China-BMW_1_series-sedanSales figures for the BMW 1-Series Sedan in China.

The two generations of the BMW 1-Series hatchback have been imported into China and therefore don’t show up in our data. In 2017, BMW launched a sedan version of its 1-Series, which was developed exclusively for China and produced in the Shenyang factory with local Joint Venture partner Brilliance. This is the third BMW produced in China based on the front-wheel drive UKL2 platform, after the 2-Series Active Tourer and the second generation BMW X1, and leaving open the possibility of future production of Mini models in China. For now, the 1-Series sedan is planned to remain a China-only model, but this would be a great rival to the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA in the US as well so those plans could change. It sure looks the part, with excellent proportions and clearly on a different platform than its hatchback siblings which are imported to China. From the rear it actually looks like a previous generation 3-Series and that’s not a bad thing either. The interior is very like that of the X1, with which it shares its platform.

There are three versions available in China: a 118i in Base, Luxury and Sport with a 1,5-liter turbo engine with 136hp/220Nm, a 120i Luxury with a 2-liter turbo with 192hp/280Nm, and a 125i Sport with a 2-liter turbo with 231hp/350Nm. Prices range from 204.800 to 319.800 yuan (from € 27.500,-/US$ 29,600 to € 43.000,-/US$ 46,300). The imported 1-Series 5-door in the same 118i version starts at 256.000 yuan (€ 34.450,- / US$ 37,050). Rivals are the Audi A3 and imported Mercedes-Benz CLA, and by a stretch we might include the failed DS 4S hatchback.

Also find BMW 1-Series sales figures in Europe.

Car sales statistics from China only include domestic production and exclude imported models.

 

BMW
1-Series sedan
2017
BMW
1-Series sedan
2018
BMW
1-Series sedan
2019
BMW
1-Series sedan
2020
BMW
1-Series sedan
2021
January 0 3.680 3.239 4.000 4.076
February 887 2.205 2.962 403 2.356
March 2.145 3.056 3.106 2.672 3.370
April 2.530 3.088 3.041 3.016 2.590
May 2.681 3.558 3.918 3.359 3.176
June 3.322 3.186 4.172 4.138 3.962
July 3.011 3.300 4.210 3.890 1.809
August 3.602 3.568 4.107 3.785 3.020
September 4.077 3.843 3.470 3.076 3.382
October 4.373 3.690 4.556 3.965
November 4.592 3.669 3.681 4.152
December 3.554 3.370 3.243 2.879

BMW
1-Series sedan
2020 39.335
2019 43.705
2018 40.213
2017 34.774

 

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Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.

BMW
1-Series sedan
2017
BMW
1-Series sedan
2018
BMW
1-Series sedan
2019
BMW
1-Series sedan
2020
BMW
1-Series sedan
2021
January 0 3.680 3.239 4.000 4.076
February 887 2.205 2.962 403 2.356
March 2.145 3.056 3.106 2.672 3.370
April 2.530 3.088 3.041 3.016 2.590
May 2.681 3.558 3.918 3.359 3.176
June 3.322 3.186 4.172 4.138 3.962
July 3.011 3.300 4.210 3.890 1.809
August 3.602 3.568 4.107 3.785 3.020
September 4.077 3.843 3.470 3.076 3.382
October 4.373 3.690 4.556 3.965
November 4.592 3.669 3.681 4.152
December 3.554 3.370 3.243 2.879

BMW
1-Series sedan
2020 39.335
2019 43.705
2018 40.213
2017 34.774