The level of standard equipment is now even higher, new options have been added and with new mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive, there are even more ways to increase the functionality and personalisation of the new 1 Series.
The proportions, lines and surface design of the new BMW 1 Series bear all the classical hallmarks of a BMW with its set-back passenger compartment, long bonnet and short overhangs, in particular, give it a uniquely sporting presence.
The new car features subtle but key differences to refine yet further the overall package. At the front, a new lower apron with larger air intakes and a horizontal bar combines with reshaped BMW kidney grilles and new headlamps that feature LED daytime driving lights as standard on all models. For the first time, full LED headlamps with low and main beam have been added to the options list, with Adaptive LED headlamps a further option.
These follow the path of the road ahead, and also adapt their beam according to the type of road and conditions at any given moment. At the rear, new tail lamps with a familiar BMW ‘L’ shape design adopt striking LED technology.
Dimensions (mm): New BMW 1 Series 2015
Track front 1,535
Track rear 1,569
Engines: a new power unit family
The new BMW 1 Series sees the introduction of powerplants from the BMW Group’s new engine family, plus an expansion of the standard-fit BMW EfficientDynamics technology.
|0 – 62mph|
|118i||£20,775||136||220||8.5 (8.7)||130||52.3 (50.4)||125 (129)|
|120i||£23,825||170||250||7.4 (7.2)||140 (138)||48.7 (49.6)||136 (133)|
|125i||£26,905||218||310||6.4 (6.2)||151 (152)||42.2 (43.5)||157 (151)|
|M135i||£31,730||326||450||5.1 (4.9)||155||35.3 (37.7)||188 (175)|
|116d||£21,710||116||270||10.3||124||78.5 (78.5)||94 (96)|
|116d ED Plus||£22,560||116||270||10.4||121||83.1||89|
|118d||£22,855||150||330||8.3 (8.1)||132||70.6 (74.3)||104 (99)|
|120d||£25,305||190||400||7.1 (7.0)||142||65.7 (68.9)||114 (109)|
|0 – 62mph|
|118i||£20,245||136||220||8.5 (8.7)||130||52.3 (50.4)||125 (129)|
|120i||£23,295||170||250||7.4 (7.2)||140 (138)||48.7 (49.6)||136 (133)|
|125i||£26,375||218||310||6.4 (6.2)||151 (152)||42.2 (43.5)||157 (151)|
|M135i||£31,200||326||450||5.1 (4.9)||155||35.3 (37.7)||188 (175)|
|116d||£21,180||116||270||10.3||124||78.5 (78.5)||94 (96)|
|116d ED Plus||£22,030||116||270||10.4||121||83.1||89|
|118d||£22,325||150||330||8.3 (8.1)||132||70.6 (74.3)||104 (99)|
|120d||£24,775||190||400||7.1 (7.0)||142||65.7 (68.9)||114 (109)|
Petrol power: four and six cylinders
The BMW 118i and BMW 120i are both powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. It develops 136hp and 170hp respectively, offering acceleration as low as 7.2 seconds to 62mph in the 120i and with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of just 52.3mpg and 125g/km in the 118i.
The four-cylinder engine in the 125i features a 2.0-litre displacement, providing 218hp and peak torque of 310Nm, enabling a 0-62mph time of just 6.2 seconds.
The diesels: five new engines in the range
Both the new-generation three-cylinder and latest four-cylinder engines are based on the same efficiency-led concept, and boast new turbocharging technology and further developed common rail direct injection systems.
Engine response has been improved via variable geometry turbines and turbocharger shaft guidance which, depending on the engine variant, involves a slide bearing or roller bearing, while new solenoid valve injectors generating injection pressure of up to 2,500 bar increase the precision of the fuel metering process.
Furthermore, advances have been made with the new diesel engines in terms of acoustic comfort as well as thermodynamics, power development and efficiency.
BMW EfficientDynamics: more technology to improve efficiency
The new BMW 1 Series features an expanded range of BMW EfficientDynamics features. As well as Brake Energy Regeneration, the need-based operation of ancillary components, Electric Power Steering, the Optimum Gearshift Indicator and the Auto Start Stop function (also available in conjunction with an automatic transmission).
Standard equipment for the new BMW 1 Series model range also includes ECO PRO mode, which can be activated using the included Driving Experience Control switch.
On all cars specified with an automatic transmission – with the exception of the BMW 118i and the BMW 120i – ECO PRO mode now also offers a coasting function. In addition, vehicles with the Professional Navigation system come with a Proactive Driving Assistant function, which tells the driver when to lift off the throttle ahead of, say, corners, turn-offs, roundabouts and speed limits.
Equipment and BMW model lines
The new BMW 1 Series features an even greater range of standard equipment, while also offering an array of high quality options – many of which were originally developed for BMW cars in higher segments.
Connected Drive: Increasing and improving mobility via new services
The new BMW 1 Series again benefits from the development expertise of the world’s leading manufacturer of premium cars, offering customers a richly varied selection of driver assistance systems and mobility services.
|BMW 1 Series 3/5-door||21,978||22,562||21,333||19,397||26,581||36,048||34,085|