Sporty individualist: BMW 1 Series
Sporty individualist in compact format: The new three-door BMW 1 Series.
The sporty and elegant design of the new three-door model, along with additional engine choices, are distinguishing features that sharpen the unmistakable profile of the BMW 1 Series as the recognised standard of sheer driving pleasure in the premium compact car segment.
Powerful petrol and diesel engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the latest chassis design and rear-wheel drive, which is unique for a vehicle in this class, guarantee a sporty driving experience which is reflected in the dynamic and lean appearance of the new three-door BMW 1 Series. This sportiness is especially evident in the first BMW M Performance automobile for the compact segment: the BMW M135i is a top-ranking vehicle thanks to its straight six-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology and 235 kW, along with its typical M precision-engineered and high-performance chassis, not to mention the optimised aerodynamics of the body style and an exclusive interior design.
A new entry-level model, the BMW 114i equipped with a straight four-cylinder engine delivering 75 kW, is also being launched. Two additional models having petrol engines and four diesel versions – including the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 85 kW and a CO2 rating of 99 grams per kilometre – round off the new line of BMW 1 Series three-door models that are being introduced. The BMW M135i and the BMW 114i will also be available as 5-door models. Except for the BMW 114i and the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition, all models in the BMW 1 Series can be delivered with a unique eight-speed automatic transmission as an option. Furthermore, the Auto Start/Stop function is available for both manual and automatic transmissions. The BMW EfficientDynamics technology package also includes the ECO PRO mode, which can be activated via the Driving Experience Control button that is standard on all models. The intelligent xDrive four-wheel drive technology will also be offered for the new BMW 1 Series in the future. The BMW 120d xDrive and the BMW M135i xDrive will be the first 1 Series models to have this four-wheel drive technology.
The dynamic and stretched lines of the three-door BMW 1 Series create a silhouette that is unmistakable in the compact car segment and which also gives this vehicle its own distinctive look, distinguishing it from the 5-door model. Wide doors with frameless windows, with a holistic appearance that even spans across the B pillar, along with an especially low and flat roofline, contribute to the sporty and elegant character of the vehicle. For those customers wanting a more individual and exclusive version of the BMW 1 Series, the new three-door model is offered in the BMW Sport Line and the BMW Urban Line versions with special options and equipment.
What's more, an M Sport package is also available for the new BMW 1 Series three-door model.
Like the 5-door version, the new three-door BMW 1 Series offers increased agility and driving comfort compared to the previous model. The interior is also more spacious. For example, the new three-door BMW 1 Series can be configured with a choice of seating for two or three passengers in the rear compartment. The exclusive look and feel of the interior, the wide range of standard features and equipment that even includes air conditioning, along with the many optional driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive mobility services available, underscore the premium status and progressive character of the new three-door BMW 1 Series.
Design: sporty elegance as a sign of intense driving pleasure.
The new three-door BMW 1 Series is immediately recognisable as a dynamic and sporty individualist in the premium compact segment. The long bonnet, the aft-set passenger compartment, the long wheelbase and short overhangs are typical design elements that make this vehicle a genuine BMW when viewed from any angle. Yet at the same time, the new BMW 1 Series has its own young and sporty design language, giving the compact three-door model an individual personality of its very own. When viewed from the side, the flowing lines of the body exemplify the vehicle's athletic grace. This sporty and elegant appearance authentically expresses the balance of agility and comfort that is epitomised by this vehicle.
When compared with its predecessor, the new model offers more than good looks and improved performance and handling – there is even more interior space. This has been achieved by intelligently expanding the exterior dimensions and proportions of the new model. The length of the new three-door BMW 1 Series is 4,324 millimetres (85 millimetres longer than before), with a wheelbase of 2,690 millimetres (30 millimetres longer) and an overall width of 1,765 millimetres (17 millimetres wider) – the height is still 1,421 millimetres. Thus the track width has been extended (front: + 51 millimetres, rear: +72 millimetres), and there is more rear legroom (+21 millimetres) and a luggage compartment with a volume of 360 litres
(30 litres more than in the predecessor model).
Like the 5-door model, the front of the new three-door BMW 1 Series is dominated by the large BMW kidney grille, the contoured headlight units and a three-part air intake. The grille leans forward to underscore the dynamic character of the new compact model, and the three-dimensional surfaces surrounding the kidney create vibrant light effects. The upper edge of the dual round headlights is partially covered by accentuating trim, or with LED accent lighting if the vehicle is equipped with optional Bi-Xenon headlights. The front turn indicators are integrated in the inner light rings of the headlights; the side indicators are integrated in the exterior mirrors.
The characteristic attribute of the body styling of the three-door model is seen in the sporty and elegant side profile of the vehicle, which is dominated by the wide doors. The frameless door windows and the rear side windows form a consistent and holistic visual element that extends into the rear end, thus emphasising the dynamic appearance of the vehicle. This impression is further underlined by a visible curved indentation near the Hofmeister kink at the base of the C pillar. This makes the extended roofline appear extremely flat. The protruding contoured edge of the side skirt and the sweeping line along the lower door surface suggest dynamic forward motion combined with a road-hugging stance. The characteristic drive concept of the compact BMW can be seen in the bold styling of the rear wheel arches.
The wide rear quarter panels end flush with the wheels so that the powerful stature of the new three-door BMW 1 Series is distinctly highlighted when viewed from the rear. The tail lights, which are positioned far to each side, are surrounded by a three-dimensional bezel. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional Xenon headlights, the package also includes tail lights that are comprised of L-shaped LED light banks. The third brake light is integrated in the roof spoiler. The contours of both the rear apron and the front bumper are dominated by V-shaped lines that draw the eye down toward the road surface, creating a perspective that emphasises the stable and road-hugging stance of the new three-door BMW 1 Series.
Premium interior ambience and driver-centric cockpit.
The dynamic lines and surface contours of the driver-centric cockpit are typical BMW and create a sense of forward thrust and movement – all interior elements are made of premium materials which add to the upscale flair of the new three-door BMW 1 Series. The design of the spacious interior is sporty and functional, just perfect for sheer driving pleasure. The instrument panel, centre console and door panels reflect the layering concept that dominates the look and feel of the interior. These component sections overlap to create the impression of a holistic and organic structure comprised of matching individual modules.
In conjunction with an optional navigation system and the BMW Professional radio, the new three-door BMW 1 Series is equipped with the BMW iDrive control system. In addition to the controller located on the centre console, the system features a freestanding flat-screen monitor. Depending on the model selected, a control display measuring 6.5 inches or 8.8 inches is integrated in the instrument panel.
The front seats are equipped with the standard Easy Entry function, giving passengers convenient access to the rear compartment. With large door pockets, a spacious glove compartment and two cup holders on the centre console, there is ample space for stowing travel items. An optional storage package is available that includes compartments in the rear side panels as well as net pockets on the backs of the front seats. The 360-litre luggage compartment can be expanded up to 1,200 litres by folding down the 60: 40 split rear seat backrest. If the optional through-loading system is ordered, the rear backrest can be folded down in a 20: 40 configuration.
Individualisation with the BMW Lines.
A selection of three non-metallic colours and eight metallic paint finishes are offered for the exterior of the new three-door BMW 1 Series. One non-metallic and five metallic colours are available for the M135i model. The standard interior features Satin Silver trim and upholstery in Move cloth design.
Optional interior trims and seats upholstered in Dakota leather (offered in two different colours) are also available. All upholstery variants are also offered for the optional sport seats. Buyers wanting to personalise the new three-door BMW 1 Series can select one of the BMW Lines packages, which include exclusive design and equipment features that intensify the sporty or progressive character of the new compact model.
The BMW Sport Line is distinguished by exterior elements finished in high-gloss black: the kidney grille slats, the strut and the bezels for the inlet vents, as well as the trim on the rear bumper. Other equipment includes 16-inch light alloy star-spoke wheels, black trim for the exhaust pipe and door sill finishers with aluminium inserts and “BMW Sport” lettering. Other additional options are mirror caps in high-gloss black and 17-inch light alloy bi-colour wheels.
Among the exclusive interior design features are sport seats with selected upholstery, a sport leather steering wheel with contrasting red stitching, a sliding armrest, high-gloss black interior trim and accent trim in matt Red Coral. The look of the instrument cluster is distinguished by special chronoscales and digits. The car key is accented in red. The tone of the ambient interior lighting can be switched between orange and white, and there is additional lighting for the centre console and the footwells.
The three-door BMW 1 Series can be delivered with the BMW Urban Line package, which is easy to recognise with chrome kidney grille slats having white sides, as well as a white strut across the front centre air intake. Exclusively in conjunction with the BMW Urban Line, the bezels for the front inlet vents at each side are finished in the colour of the vehicle. Additional individualism is achieved with the white trim strip on the rear bumper, 16-inch light alloy V-spoke wheels or optional 17-inch wheels with a white, gloss-lathed finish, and door sill finishers with aluminium inserts and “BMW Urban” lettering. White exterior mirror caps are also offered as an option.
The exclusive flair of the interior is highlighted with selected cloth or leather seats, a sport leather steering wheel, a sliding armrest and interior trim made of innovative acrylic glass. Other interior trim choices include white or black with accent lines in matt Oxide Silver. The BMW Urban Line package also offers mood lighting effects with ambient and welcome lights in the colour variations orange and LED Royal Blue or white and Royal Blue. Lights on the B-pillar intensify the experience. The car key features white detailing.
BMW M135i: M-typical body styling for optimised air intake, “sports car feeling” in the interior.
The performance potential of the BMW M135i is reflected in its individual exterior and interior design features, which are integral parts of the series equipment in this BMW M Performance automobile. The body details are typical of a car designed to handle the aerodynamic requirements associated with dynamic, high-performance driving situations – it is such details that convey the unique M style and flair. The front apron is typical of M styling that reflects the car's firm and responsive road handling, with the large air intake vents needed to meet the cooling demands of a high-performance straight six-cylinder engine, auxiliary units and oversized brakes. The competitive character of the car can also be seen in the three-dimensional flaps on the outer air vents, a detail inspired by automobile racing. These air inlets take up the space reserved for the fog lights in the other versions of the three-door BMW 1 Series. They are separated by horizontal struts in Ferric Grey metallic – a design detail that distinguishes BMW M Performance cars.
In addition to the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line and the exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey, the specially contoured side skirts and 18-inch M light alloy double-spoke wheels with mixed tyres intensify the side profile of the BMW M135i. The rear apron, the lower portion of which is finished in Dark Shadow metallic, also encloses the dual exhaust pipes.
Furthermore, the door sill finishers with aluminium inserts that feature “M135i” lettering match an interior design that expresses the joy of sheer driving pleasure. The interior details include exclusive cloth Hexagon/Alcantara upholstery, an M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and blue accent stitching, the BMW Individual roofliner in Anthracite, interior trim in Aluminium Hexagon with matt Estoril Blue or high-gloss black accent lines, gear selector and handbrake with leather gaiters, M driver footrest, speedometer and rev counter with red chronoscales. The colour of the interior lighting is variable, and the car key features blue detailing.
Engines: the straight six-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo for the BMW M135i tops the engine line.
This power plant enhances the wide selection of engines available for the new compact three-door BMW 1 Series. At the same time, it is an essential component of a portfolio that positions BMW M Performance automobiles at the top of the performance segment. The BMW M135i is powered by a straight six-cylinder engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, which is known for its spontaneous performance and high revving, plus a level of efficiency that is remarkable in this performance class.
The technology package includes a TwinScroll turbocharger, direct High Precision Injection with central multi-hole injectors, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and Double VANOS variable camshaft timing. This 3.0-litre engine delivers a maximum power output of 235 kW at 5 800 rpm.
This impressive power results from the maximum torque of 450 Nm that is available between 1 300 and 4 500 rpm.
The BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h – the top limit permitted by the vehicle's electronic speed control system. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 8.0 litres (7.5 litres)/100 km, and the CO2 emissions level is 188 grams (175 grams) per kilometre. The exclusive power train for the compact BMW M Performance car also features a customised cooling system, M performance control and engine sound tuning, plus a newly developed six-speed manual transmission with dry sump lubrication. A dynamic eight-speed automatic sports transmission with gearshift paddles integrated in the steering wheel is available as an option.
A broad range of four-cylinder petrol engines and diesel power units.
At the time of its market launch, the new three-door BMW 1 Series will be equipped with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology covering the performance range from 75 kW to 160 kW. Similar to the six-cylinder engine of the BMW M135i, all petrol engines designed in accordance with the BMW EfficientDynamics technology package have TwinTurbo technology, direct injection, VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS. The engines respond to every movement of the accelerator pedal and respond instantly with the high-revving power for which BMW is known.
The 2.0-litre engine of the new BMW 125i with TwinPower Turbo technology delivers a top performance of 160 kW at 5 000 rpm. Maximum torque of 310 Nm is available between 1 350 and 4 800 rpm. The engine’s spontaneous response characteristics facilitate acceleration from 0 to 100/km in 6.4 seconds (automatic: 6.2 seconds). The top speed of the new three-door BMW 125i is 245 km/h. The remarkable efficiency of the new engine is reflected in an average fuel consumption of 6.6 litres/100 km and a CO2 emissions level of 154 grams per kilometre in the EU test cycle.
A 1.6-litre version of the new petrol engine generation is offered for the BMW 116i and BMW 114i. To ensure low consumption and emissions without making compromises in terms of sporty performance, this lightweight engine is equipped with an aluminium crankcase and cylinder head, as well as BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The four-cylinder engine in the new BMW 116i three-door delivers a maximum performance of 100 kW at 4 350 rpm. Maximum torque of 220 Nm is reached at 1 350 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in just 8.5 seconds (automatic: 8.7 seconds), and the new three-door BMW 116i reaches a top speed of 210 km/h. Performance and efficiency have been considerably improved when compared with the predecessor model. Average fuel consumption is 5.5 to 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres, the CO2 rating is 129 to 132 grams per kilometre (values per EU test cycle, dependent on selected tyre format).
The BMW three-door 114i is being launched as the entry-level model in the series. The 1.6-litre engine in this model delivers a peak performance of 75 kW at 4 000 rpm as well as 180 Nm of torque reached at 1 100 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in just 11.2 seconds, and the new three-door BMW 114i reaches a top speed of 195 km/h. Average fuel consumption is 5.5 to 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres, the CO2 rating is 129 to 132 grams per kilometre (values per EU test cycle, dependent on selected tyre format).
Setting standards for efficiency and power: four-cylinder diesel engines in the BMW 1 Series.
Thanks to a number of optimised technical details and proven BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the four-cylinder diesel engines offered for the new three-door BMW 1 Series continue to hold the top market position when it comes to power and efficiency. Intelligent further development of the basic engine with an aluminium crankcase, turbocharging and Common Rail direct injection are among the features that will continue the success story of the BMW 118d: the predecessor model was named “World Green Car of the Year” – and the new version is sure to continue in this tradition.
The most sporty diesel model in the new BMW 1 Series heads for the starting line with even more driving pleasure than its predecessor, combined with remarkably low fuel consumption. And this combination is unique in the compact market segment. The three-door BMW 125d is powered by a 2.0-litre engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology that features two-stage turbocharging with variable turbine geometry for the high-pressure turbo unit. The Common Rail direct injection is based on piezo injectors with a maximum pressure of 2 000 bar.
This results in even more responsiveness and 10 kW more power than the predecessor model: the new BMW 125d delivers 160 kW at 4 000 rpm. Maximum torque of 450 Nm (an increase of 50 Nm) is available between 1 500 and 2 500 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in just 6.5 seconds (automatic: 6.3 seconds), and the new three-door BMW 125d reaches a top speed of 240 km/h. Along with improved power, the fuel consumption of the engine is some 4% lower than before – just 4.9 litres (4.8 litres)/100 km, with a CO2 emissions level of 129 grams (126 grams) per kilometre in the EU test cycle.
The 2.0-litre diesel engines in the three-door BMW 118d and the three-door BMW 116d also feature variable turbine geometry along with Common Rail direct fuel injection based on solenoid valve injectors with a maximum pressure of 1 600 bar. The engine of the three-door BMW 118d delivers a top performance of 105 kW at 4 000 rpm as well as 320 Nm of maximum torque between 1,750 and 2 500 rpm. The engine accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds (automatic: 8.6 seconds), top speed is 212 km/h. Average fuel consumption is 4.4 to 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres, the CO2 rating is 115 to 118 grams per kilometre (values per EU test cycle, dependent on selected tyre format).
With 85 kW/116 hp at 4 000 rpm and a maximum torque of 260 Nm achieved between 1 750 and 2 500 rpm, the new three-door BMW 116d, whether equipped with manual transmission or an automatic gearbox, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.3 seconds and attains a maximum speed of 200 km/h. Average fuel consumption is 4.3 to 4.5 litres (automatic: 4.4 – 4.5 litres) per 100 kilometres, the CO2 rating is 114 to 117 grams (115 – 119 grams) per kilometre (values per EU test cycle, dependent on selected tyre format).
In addition to powerful and efficient engines, other new technology has been developed for the new BMW 1 Series – for example, the standard six-speed manual transmission and the optional eight-speed automatic transmission, which is the only one of its kind in the compact car segment. Moreover, a broad range of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies significantly contribute toward reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. The package includes Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start/Stop function, which can also be used in conjunction with the automatic transmission, ECO PRO mode, which is activated via the standard Driving Experience Control button and promotes a relaxed and fuel-saving driving style.
Depending on the model, other innovations include a shift indicator, electrical power steering, automatic air flap control, optimised rear differential and suspension, a map-controlled oil pump, a pressure-driven or rpm-driven fuel pump, a disengageable air-conditioning compressor and tyres with reduced rolling resistance.
A maximum reduction in fuel consumption is achieved through the functions found in the three-door BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition. The vehicle is powered by a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine and is equipped with additional technological features for reducing fuel consumption and emissions – with optimised power train efficiency, aerodynamics and rolling resistance. With 85 kW/116 hp and a maximum torque of 260 Nm, the three-door BMW 116d EfficientDynamics accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds and attains a maximum speed of 195 km/h. Average fuel consumption is 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres, the CO2 rating is 99 grams per kilometre (values per EU test cycle), thus positioning the vehicle at the top of the BMW line in terms of efficiency.
Advanced suspension technology for an optimum balance of agility and ride comfort.
Advanced suspension technology, which includes a double-joint spring-strut front axle with stabilisers and a five-arm rear axle, in conjunction with the precise electromechanical power steering and the significantly wider track in comparison to the previous model, ensures sporty agility and excellent ride comfort in exactly the right proportions. The high proportion of aluminium used in the manufacture of the front axle ensures an effective reduction in the unsprung masses. The weight of the vehicle is almost perfectly balanced between the two axles; this 50: 50 ratio emphasises the inherent dynamic benefits of a rear-wheel drive vehicle, translating them into an exquisitely agile driving experience.
Servotronic, the speed-dependent steering support system, and Variable Sports Steering (standard on the BMW M135i) are available as options. The Sports Steering reduces the degree of steering movement required to turn the front wheels by means of a variable rack and pinion setup. Parking and turning manoeuvres can thus be carried out safely and comfortably with a minimum of steering effort. However at higher speeds, the legendary BMW steering precision and line-holding characteristics on straight roads are of course guaranteed. Also available in the range of special equipment is an Adaptive Suspension System with electronically controlled dampers and an
M Sports Suspension; both of these involve lowering the vehicle by ten millimetres.
The BMW M135i: maximum agility combined with unparalleled precision thanks to M-specific suspension tuning.
Model-specific suspension technology allows the BMW M135i to exploit the performance of its uncommonly powerful engine, allowing the driver to experience remarkably self-assured, exhilarating driving dynamics. Thanks to the individual control of the suspension and damping systems as well as the specific elasto-kinematics of the front axle, the BMW M Performance vehicle is able to indulge the driver with a set of particularly sporty driving characteristics. In addition, its Variable Sports Steering system determines its own set of characteristics. The harmonious interaction of engine, suspension and aerodynamic balance rewards with a fascinatingly agile driving experience, under the precise control of the driver at all times.
The BMW M Performance vehicle is delivered with a fixed calliper M Sport Brake System with four-piston units on the front axle and two-piston units at the rear as standard equipment. The system is fitted with oversized brake discs and dark blue metallic callipers bearing the M logo. The M Sport Brake System is also available on all of the other models in the new BMW 1 Series three-door sedan range, in combination with the optional M Sport Package.
The standard 18-inch M light alloy wheels on the BMW M 135i are fitted with tyres of differing sizes: 225/40 R18 on the front axle and 245/35 R18 on the back. The high grip tyres, designed specifically for this model, guarantee that both the acceleration torque and the braking torque are optimally transmitted to the road surface. The BMW 125i and the BMW 125d are equipped with 17-inch light alloy wheels, all other models are fitted with 16-inch wheels. Alternatively, a wide range of optional light alloy wheels is available in diameters of 16, 17 and 18 inches.
DSC Driving Stability Control with additional features, optimised weight and comprehensive passenger protection.
The standard Dynamic Stability Control system DSC includes the anti-lock braking system (ABS), the Dynamic Traction Control system (DTC), the Cornering Brake Control system (CBC) and the Dynamic Brake Control system (DBC). These capabilities are now complemented by additional features such as the Brake Assistant, Fading Compensation, Dry Braking functionality and a Hill Start Assistant. In DTC mode, the response thresholds of the driving stability control system are automatically set at a higher level.
This makes pulling away on loose sand or in deep snow far easier. In addition, controlled slippage on the drive wheels gives the vehicle the ability to dynamically oversteer when negotiating bends. When DSC mode is off, the Active Differential Brake (ADB-Sport) on the rear axle is activated. To optimise traction during acceleration in tight bends, a carefully calculated braking force is applied to any drive wheel which the system detects as slipping, to enable the remaining drive wheel on the axle to continue to power the vehicle forwards.
The principle of intelligent lightweight design, upon which the construction of the body is based, greatly enhances both the agility of the vehicle and the safety of its passengers. The targeted use of high-strength and ultra-high tensile grades of steel increases the torsional stiffness of the body, as well as the strength of the passenger safety cell, at an optimised weight. With large, generously dimensioned deformation zones and precisely calculated load paths, the considerable forces which are generated in a collision are absorbed and directed away from the passenger compartment. Standard safety equipment includes front airbags, side airbags integrated into the seat backs, head airbags for both the front and the rear seats, three-point automatic seatbelts fitted to all seats, belt force limiters and belt tensioners for the front, and ISOFIX child seat mountings in the rear.
Standard equipment: Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode.
The standard Driving Experience Control button located on the centre console allows the driver to select an individual level of tuning for the vehicle. In addition to the engine characteristics and the Driving Stability Control system DSC, the characteristics of the optional Servotronic system and the shift program as well as the shift dynamics of the optional automatic transmission can also be finely tuned. Complementing the COMFORT and SPORT modes, the ECO PRO mode is also available as standard. The SPORT + mode is also available, in conjunction with the eight-speed automatic sports transmission, the Variable Sports Steering or the BMW Sport Line. In vehicles equipped with the Professional navigation system, the sport indicators on the control display keep the driver abreast of current engine performance and torque levels.
BMW ConnectedDrive: the world at your fingertips, from Parking Assistant to Twitter.
In the compact segment, the selection of optional driver assistance systems and mobility services provided by BMW ConnectedDrive for the new BMW 1 Series three-door models is unmatched. Intelligent networking, which effectively links the driver, the vehicle and the outside world, optimises the level of comfort, safety and enhances the vehicle's infotainment capabilities.
The range of systems available includes the High-Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, the Parking Assistant, a rear-view camera, Lane Departure Warning including Collision Warning, cruise control with brake activation and Speed Limit Info with No Passing Indicator.
BMW's innovative technologies have seamlessly integrated Apple's iPhone into the vehicle's systems along with a number of other smartphones and music players; access to Internet-based services is available to all devices. Unrestricted Internet access is at the disposal of the BMW driver and his passengers via the vehicle's optional embedded onboard SIM card. With the Apps option, anyone with an iPhone can access Web radio stations and view Facebook and Twitter posts on the on-board monitor. Real-Time Traffic Information, another new feature, provides the driver with refreshingly accurate traffic information and rerouting recommendations.
High-quality range of standard equipment including air conditioning and keyless engine start.
As an exceptionally sporty example of a compact premium vehicle, the BMW 1 Series three-door car sets new standards in pioneering technology, driving pleasure, quality and spirited, expressive design.
The calibre of this first-class vehicle is reflected in the generous range of standard equipment and the extensive selection of attractive options available. The new three-door BMW 1 Series comes equipped with remote central locking, adjustable seat heights for both the driver and the passenger, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, electric windows, the BMW Business radio, which includes a CD player, six speakers, an AUX port, and of course air conditioning.
A climate control unit providing 2-zone control, electrically adjustable and heated seats, a multifunctional steering wheel, auto-dimming wing mirrors and rear-view mirror, fog lights, an electrically operated glass sunroof and a detachable tow bar are available as options.
As long as the wireless key is in the vehicle, the engine of the new BMW 1 Series can be activated at the touch of the start/stop button. The optional Comfort Access system automatically locks and unlocks the vehicle.
The navigation system Business and the navigation system Professional both have an internal memory. The navigation data stored in this memory can be updated via a USB interface using an update function. In addition, the hard disc storage of the navigation system Professional offers a storage capacity of 12 GB for the personal music collection. A DVD changing system, a digital audio broadcasting (DAB) receiver and a Harman Kardon hi-fi system consisting of a 360 Watt digital amplifier and 12 speakers ensure that entertainment to suit every taste is always available.
The new three-door BMW 1 Series goes on sale in South Africa from September 2012.