More bite for baby of the BMW range
Headed our way in September is the new three-door BMW 1 Series, with additional engine choices and new features that sharpen its unmistakable profile.
Powerful petrol and diesel engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the latest chassis design and rear-wheel drive - unique for a vehicle in this class - guarantee a sporty driving experience.
This is reflected in the dynamic and lean appearance of the new vehicle.
Sportiness is especially evident in the first BMW M Performance car 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 235kW.
It also has a 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 75kW, is also being launched. Two additional models with petrol engines and four diesel versions - including the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 85kW and a CO2 rating of 99 grams per kilometre - round off the new line of BMW 1 Series three-door models.
The BMW M135i and BMW 114i will also be available as five-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 five-door model.
Wide doors with frameless windows, a holistic appearance that even spans the B pillar, and an especially low and flat roof line, contribute to the sporty and elegant character of the vehicle.
For those customers wanting a more individual and exclusive version, the new three-door model is offered in the BMW Sport Line and the BMW Urban Line versions with special options and equipment.
What is more, an M Sport package is also available for the new BMW 1 Series three-door model.