BMW 1 Series revised and ready

By CARSIFU | 16 January 2015

MUNICH: After two million units sold worldwide over the last 10 years, the BMW 1 Series has been re-edited, refreshed and is re-entering the premium compact segment, ready to set another benchmark.

The BMW 1-Series is being made available with BMW’s latest generation of the company’s TwinPower Turbo technology within its efficient torquey high-revving three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

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The new efficiency pacesetter in the brand’s model range is the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 114bhp and an average fuel consumption of 3.4L/100km while CO2 emissions are rated at 89g/km in the EU test cycle.

As an alternative to the standard six-speed manual gearbox, there is the option of an eight-speed Steptronic transmission (standard in the BMW 125d, BMW 120d xDrive and BMW M135i xDrive).

The latest version of the automatic unit now also offers transmission management supported by navigation data.

In addition, the German carmaker will be giving its M135i M Performance Automobile more standard equipment from ConnectedDrive as well as a power boost for its in-line six-cylinder engine to 321bhp

Average fuel consumption is now rated at 8.0L/100km and CO2 emissions at 188g/km.

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Like the BMW 120d and 118d, the BMW M Performance Automobile can also be specified with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system xDrive which, as well as serving the causes of traction and directional stability, also enhances the car’s dynamics.

The new BMW M135i xDrive will have an average fuel consumption of 7.8L/100km, and CO2 emissions of 182g/km, while having the ability to sprint from 0 to 100kph in 4.7sec.

Externally, a pair of slimmer headlights with LED daytime running lights as standard (Full LED specification available as an option) flank the 1-Series’ newly designed kidney-grille and larger air intakes, while the rear LED lights have been remodelled to display the “L” shape.

Inside the list of standard equipment now includes tyre pressure indicator, automatic air conditioning system, rain sensors, the BMW Radio Professional and iDrive operating system and a high-resolution freestanding 6.5-inch display integrated in the instrument panel.

With its 50:50 weight distribution, the list of options include adaptive suspension, M sport suspension, variable sports steering and an M sport braking system.

A Tyre Pressure Indicator showing each individual wheel is now part of the standard specification.

Packages for the latest 1-Series has also been made available in the form of the Advantage, Sport Line, Urban Line and M Sport for a more specific sense of individualisation.

New optional driver assistance systems will be made available from BMW ConnectedDrive for the BMW 1-Series and will include radar-based Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function.

The latest-generation Parking Assistant now enables parallel parking as well as automatic transverse parking.

Other features include a camera-based Driving Assistant, rear-view camera and Speed Limit Info system with No Passing Info display can also be specified.

All models in the new BMW 1 Series line-up come as standard with an embedded SIM card, which allows the use of Intelligent Emergency Call and BMW TeleServices functions, as well as access to optional internet-based mobility services.

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In addition to BMW Online and Real Time Traffic Information, customers can also enjoy the Online entertainment function.

Further online services can be integrated into the car using smartphone apps via the iDrive system.

Meanwhile, the new Navigation system Professional also offers automatic map updating by mobile phone via the embedded SIM card, which is free of charge in selected markets for the first three years following registration of the car.