BMW has unveiled the details about its new entrant, the new BMW 1-Series. In Germany the base model – the 136-hp 116i 1 Series will start at € 23 850.
Next, the 118i 1 Series that pop-up 170hp from a 1598 ccm Four-cylinder, turbo engine will start at 26 750 €.
The diesels are significantly revised versions of the previous 2.0-litre unit, with variable vane turbocharging and common-rail injection. A 114bhp 116d (25 950 €), 141bhp 118d (27 100 €) and 181bhp 120d (29 250 €) are all offered, each more economical than before.
Based upon the 3-Series platform, the new 1-Series will grow significantly in every dimension except vertically. A move that will assuredly ostracize some enthusiasts …
The previous car was styled under Chris Bangle, but the new model follows BMW’s recent design direction. The look is more classic and comes across as less technologically-oriented than the previous generation car. The front headlights are enlarged and angular, looking most similar to the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo.
The standard specification consists of a satin silver interior trim and Move cloth seats, with further interior trims and accent panels optional, as are Dakota leather seats or sports seats. Three standard and five metallic exterior paint colours are available from launch.
|Prices 1 Series (F20): gasoline|
|Motor||Four-cylinder, turbo||Four-cylinder, turbo|
|Capacity||1598 ccm||1598 ccm|
|kW (hp) at rpm||100 (136) / 4400||125 (170) / 4800|
|Nm at rpm||220/1350||250/1500|
|Top||210 km / h||225 km / h|
|0-100 km / h||8.5 s||7.4 s|
|Consumption (EU mix)||5.5 L Super||5.8 l Super|
|Exhaust (EU-mix)||129 g CO2 per kilometer||134 g CO2 per kilometer|
|Price||23 850 €||26 750 €|
|Prices 1 Series (F20): Diesel|
|Motor||Four-cylinder, turbo||Four-cylinder, turbo||Four-cylinder, turbo|
|Capacity||1995 ccm||1995 ccm||1995 ccm|
|kW (hp) at rpm||85 (116) / 4000||105 (143) / 4000||135 (184) / 4000|
|Nm at rpm||260/1750||320/1750||380/1750|
|Top||200 km / h||212 km / h||228 km / h|
|0-100 km / h||10.3 s||8.9s||7.2 s|
|Consumption (EU mix)||4.3L diesel||4.4 liter diesel||4.5L diesel|
|Exhaust (EU-mix)||114 g CO2 per kilometer||115 g CO2 per kilometer||119 g CO2 per kilometer|
|Price||25 950 €||27 100 €||29 250 €|
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