UK: Here are the prices for 2012 BMW 1 Series image

The all-new, second generation BMW 1 Series occupies a distinctive niche within its segment, and remains the only rear-wheel drive car in its class.

Developed on the same platform architecture as the new 3-series, the 1-series will appear first as a five-door hatch. It will be followed by a new three-door early next year, and will eventually spawn a new generation of up to six model variants.

It has more economical, more powerful twin-turbo petrol and diesel engines across the range – including a 1.6-litre diesel emitting just 99g/km of CO2 – a host of new electronic driver aids, a roomier cabin and an improved ride.

Crafted under the watch of BMW’s Chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk, the styling of the new 1er is an evolution of the outgoing model with sharper and more prominent creases and a dramatic front-end design with abnormally large headlamps stretching all the way to the wheel arches.

The new BMW 1 Series goes on sale in the UK on 17 September 2011, with a choice of three diesel and two petrol engines. Prices start from £19,375 OTR for a BMW 116i ES.

At a Glance

Model Power
Hp
Torque Nm 0 – 62mph Seconds Top Speed Mph Combined Mpg* CO2 Emissions g/km* Pricing from
BMW 116i 136 220 8.5 130 49.6
(48.7)
132
(134)
£19,375
BMW 118i 170 250 7.4 140 47.9
(48.7)
137
(134)
£21,985
BMW 116d 116 260 10.3 124 62.8
(62.8)
117
(119)
£20,195
BMW 118d 143 320 8.9 132 62.8
(62.8)
118
(119)
£22,030
BMW 120d 184 380 7.2 142 62.8
(64.2)
119
(116)
£23,480