The facelifted version of the BMW 1-Series has been officially unveiled, over the web at least, by the German based automaker.
After being spotted several times by spy photographers and then partially leaking online, the updated version of the BMW 1-Series has been officially unveiled. The model in question may not be that appreciated compared to the outgoing version because it has a lesser appealing design, with a different front fascia, a revised apron, bigger air intakes, different kidney grille, chrome accents, new headlights and standard LED daytime running lights.
According to the car manufacturer, for some extra money, the full LED headlights and the adaptive LED headlights, with the High Beam Assistant, can also be added to the model. The cabin has received new upholstery, a Controller on the center console and the 6.5-inch display, while the pricier navigation is adding the bigger Controller and the 8.8-inch screen.
The engine lineup has been updated too and the 116i has a1.5L 3-cylinder 109 HP and 180 Nm, the 118i is getting the four-cylinder 1.6L with 136 HP and 220 Nm, the 120i has a 1.6L four-cylinder producing 177 HP and 250 Nm and the 125i is getting a larger 2.0L generating 218 HP and 310 Nm of torque. The diesel lineup includes the 116d and 116d Efficient Dynamics, with a 1.5L 3-cylinder putting down 116 HP and 270 Nm, the 118d and 118d xDrive has a 2.0L unit with 150 HP and 320 Nm, the 120d and 120d xDrive is powered by the 190 HP and 400 Nm 2.0L and the 125d has a 2.0L with 224 HP and 450 Nm.
The top of the line BMW M135i and the M135i xDrive still has the same 3.0 liter six-cylinder engine under its hood, which has received an extra 7 HP (5 kW) and it is now packing a 326 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. In RWD version, the model needs 5.1 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) with the 6-speed manual and it can do it in 4.9s with the8-speed automatic, while in the xDrive AWD variant, the model needs 4.7s. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).