The new three-door BMW 1 Series







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: May 16, 2012
Categories: BMW, BMW 1 Series

Summary

  • Second body variant added to the new BMW 1 Series; Latest edition of the three-door version impressively underscores the compact model’s sporting characteristics; Sporty, elegant design and attractive supplements to the drive portfolio strengthen the BMW Series’ unsurpassed position within the segment characterised by the unique rear-wheel drive system and superior handling; Highlight in the model range: the BMW M135i.

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  • New three-door BMW 1 Series with powerful, brand-typical proportions; Unique appearance thanks to dynamically stretched side line;
    Wide doors with frameless windows; Side window graphics flowing seamlessly into the B pillar and strongly retracted side window graphics; powerfully contoured side panels with particularly distinctive accentuation of the rear wheel arches; Side sill line extending to the front, underscoring the dynamically stretched character of the vehicle’s silhouette.
  • Precise individualisation thanks to BMW Sport Line, BMW Urban Line and M Sport Package; Harmoniously matching, exclusive design and equipment features as an alternative to the basic variant; BMW M135i with model-specific exterior and interior design directly attuned to the technical requirements.
  • Interior features, sporty appearance and handling profit from increased body length (+85 millimetres), wheelbase (+30 millimetres), track width (front: + 51, rear +72 millimetres) and width (+17 millimetres) in comparison to the predecessor model, with vehicle height remaining the same; Choice of two or three seats respectively at the rear, 21 millimeters more legroom at the rear, luggage compartment increased by 30 litres to 360 litres; Storage capacity of up to 1 200 litres thanks to foldable rear seat back (40 : 20 : 40 split folding optional);
  • Widened choice of petrol and diesel engines featuring
    BMW TwinPower Turbo technology; BMW 114i as new entry-level version with 75 kW; Also available at market launch:
    BMW 116i (100 kW), BMW 125i (160 kW),
    BMW 116d (85 kW), BMW 118d (105 kW) and the
    BMW 125d (160 kW) and the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 85 kW/, additional fuel efficiency measures and a CO2 emissions level of 99 g/km in the EU test cycle.
  • First ever BMW M Performance automobile to feature a petrol engine: BMW M135i with a 3-litre, straight six-cylinder engine and 235 kW as well as M-characteristic suspension components and aerodynamically optimised body features; Highest level of performance and the most outstanding efficiency within the competitive environment; Typical M-style coherence between drive, suspension technology and aerodynamic balance as well as model-specific interior design for unmistakeable driving pleasure in a compact model; BMW M135i also available as a five-door version.
  • Also available from November 2012: BMW 118i (125 kW),
    BMW 120d (135 kW) as well as intelligent four-wheel drive
    BMW xDrive featured for the first time in the BMW 1 Series on the models BMW M135i xDrive and BMW 120d xDrive; BMW xDrive simultaneously available also for the 5-door version of the
    BMW 1 Series.
  • All engine variants come with optimised six-speed manual transmissions as standard; Unique option in the compact segment: eight-speed automatic transmission or eight-speed automatic sports transmission; Comprehensive use of BMW EfficientDynamics technology including Auto Start Stop function in conjunction with manual and automatic transmissions as well as ECO PRO mode, which can be activated in conjunction with the Driving Experience Control function offered as standard.
  • Vehicle concept perfectly attuned to driving pleasure, with longitudinally mounted engines, rear-wheel drive, harmonious weight distribution and sophisticated suspension technology; Best agility in the segment combined with optimised riding comfort; Double-joint spring-strut front axle, five-link rear axle; Exceptionally precise electromechanical power steering free from drive train influences; Variable sports steering as an option; DSC Dynamic Stability Control including DTC and Active Differential Brake (ADB-Sport) on the rear axle as standard;
    Torsion-resistant body structure; Comprehensive safety features.
  • Optimised premium interior ambience thanks to excellent material quality and craftsmanship; Interior with driver-oriented cockpit;
    Control display of the optional operating system iDrive fitted as a firmly integrated onboard monitor sporting an exclusive BMW flat screen design.
  • Wide range of driver assistant systems and mobility services from
    BMW ConnectedDrive that are unique in the compact segment:
    High-Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Rear View Camera, Lane Departure Warning incl. Rear Collision Warning, Parking Assistant,
    Cruise Control with braking function, Speed Limit Info with No Passing Indicator, Internet access, enhanced integration of smartphones and music players, Real-Time Traffic Information and Apps for personalised web radio reception and for access to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Model variants:
    BMW M135i: Straight six-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology comprising Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection system High Precision Injection, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS,
    Displacement: 2 979 cc, power output: 235 kW at 5 800 rpm,
    Max. torque: 450 Nm at 1 300 – 4 500 rpm,
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds)
    Top speed: 250 km/h,
    Average fuel consumption: 8 litres (7.5 litres)/100 km,
    CO2 emissions: 188 g/km (175 g/km), emissions standard: EU5.

    BMW 125i
    : Straight four-cylinder petrol engine with
    BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection system High Precision Injection, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS,
    Displacement: 1 995 cc, power output: 160 kW at 5 000 rpm,
    Max. torque: 310 Nm at 1 350 – 4 800 rpm,
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 6.4 seconds (automatic: 6.2 seconds),
    Top speed: 245 km/h (243 km/h),
    Average fuel consumption: 6.6 litres (6.4 litres)/100 km,
    CO2 emissions: 154 g/km (149 g/km), emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 116i: Straight four-cylinder petrol engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection system High Precision Injection, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS,
Displacement: 1 598 cc, power output: 100 kW at 4 350 rpm,
Max. torque: 220 Nm at 1 350 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.5 seconds (automatic: 8.7 seconds),
Top speed: 210 km/h,
Average fuel consumption*: 5.5 – 5.7 litres (5.6 – 5.8 litres)/100 km,
CO2 emissions*: 129 – 132 g/km (131 – 134 g/km), emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 114i: Straight four-cylinder petrol engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection system High Precision Injection, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS,
Displacement: 1 598 cm3, power output: 75 kW at 4 000 rpm,
Max. torque: 180 Nm at 1 100 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]:11.2 seconds,
Top speed: 195 km/h
Average fuel consumption*: 5.5 – 5.7 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions*: 129 – 132 g/km, emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 125d: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising multi-stage turbocharging with variable intake geometry for the high-pressure charger, Common Rail Direct Injection with piezo injectors (max. injection pressure: 1 800 bar),
Displacement: 1 995 cm3, power output: 160 kW at 4 000 rpm,
Max. torque: 450 Nm between 1 500 and 2 500 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 6.5 seconds (automatic: 6.3 seconds)
Top speed: 240 km/h
Average fuel consumption: 4.9 litres (4.8 litres)/100 km
CO2 emissions: 129 g/km (126 g/km), emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 118d: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising turbocharger with variable intake geometry, Common Rail Direct injection with solenoid valve injectors (max. injection pressure: 1 600 bar),
Displacement: 1 995 cm3, power output 105 kW at 4 000 rpm
Max. torque 320 Nm between 1 750 and 2 500 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.9 seconds (automatic: 8.6 seconds)
Top speed: 212 km/h
Average fuel consumption*: 4.4 – 4.5 litres (4.4 – 4.5 litres)/100 km,
CO2 emissions*: 115 – 118 g/km (116 – 119 g/km), emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 116d: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising turbocharger with variable intake geometry, Common Rail Direct injection with solenoid valve injectors (max. injection pressure: 1 600 bar),
Displacement: 1 995 cm3, power output: 85 kW at 4 000 rpm,
Max. torque: 260 Nm between 1 750 and 2 500 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 10.3 seconds
Top speed: 200 km/h
Average fuel consumption*: 4.3 – 4.5 litres (automatic:
4.4 – 4.5 litres)/100 km
CO2 emissions*: 114 – 117 g/km (115 – 119 g/km),
emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising turbocharger with variable intake geometry, Common Rail Direct injection with solenoid valve injectors (max. injection pressure: 1 600 bar),
Displacement: 1 598 cm3, power output: 85 kW at 4 000 rpm
Max. torque: 260 Nm between 1 750 – 2 500 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 10.5 seconds
Top speed: 195 km/h,
Average fuel consumption: 3.8 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions: 99 g/km, emissions standard: EU5.
* Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend on the selected tyre format.