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 sixcylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology and 235 kW/320 hp, along with its typical M precision-engineered and highperformance 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/102 hp, is also being launched. Two additional models having petrol engines and four diesel versions including the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 85 kW/116 hp 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 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.