The BMW 1-Series has recently made its public debut during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, where the carmaker has officially pulled the wraps off its body.
BMW has chosen the 2015th edition of the Geneva Motor Show in order to pull the wraps off the facelifted version of the 1-Series. The model in question has received a new exterior looks, with just about everything being changed compared to its predecessor and it has also received some styling cues from the 2-Series family. Ford some extra cash, the carmaker will be adding the LED headlights or adaptive LED headlights with High Beam Assist, the cornering LED fog lights, the LED arrangement in the reshaped taillights and so on.
The modified exterior design is echoing the cabin of the model as this is now bringing the 6.5-inch central display, the central console mounted Controller unit, the optional 8.8-inch screen with navigation system, the chrome surrounds for the buttons and knobs, the new upholstery options or the glossy black details. Rumor has it that BMW is also planning a 1-Series Sedan as this should be making its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, this autumn, with sales starting at the end of this year.
The engine lineup in the 1-Series facelift includes the 109 HP & 180 Nm 1.5L 116i, the 136 HP & 220 Nm 1.6L 118i, the 177 HP & 250 Nm 1.6L 120i, the 218 HP & 310 Nm 2.0L 125i, the 116d and 116d Efficient Dynamics Edition with 1.5L and 116 HP & 270 Nm, the 2.0L 150 HP & 320 Nm 118d and 118d xDrive, the 120d and 120d xDrive 2.0L 190 HP & 400 Nm, the 125d with 2.0L and 224 HP & 450 Nm and the range topping 326 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) 3.0L 6-cylinder M135i, capable of reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1s with the 6-speed manual and in 4.9s with the 8-speed automatic. The xDrive M135i needs just 4.7s with the automatic.