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autoviva2015-01-16 13:00:02

BMW 1 Series receiving facelift

Renovated model will be unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show

The front has changed, in part forced by the upgrade of the engines that require greater cooling

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will present at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the facelifted version of the 1 Series1 Series Gen.2 [F20] BMW 1 Series Gen.2 [F20] Germany, 2011 > present130 versions
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. The model receives updates in terms of design, the infotainment system and optionals list, besides a new range of three-cylinder diesel engines and updated four-cylinder engines.

Renovated Exterior Design

The front has changed, in part forced by the upgrade of the engines that require greater cooling. Therefore the air intakes are larger and BMW made use of it to change the shape of lighting units that have become more rectangular.

Regarding lights, even the entry level versions will now be equipped with standard daytime running lights, while optional xenon lamps have been replaced by full-LED.

The rear lights are to follow the shape of the remaining BMW family, thanks to a more shallow unit and the "blades" that come from the edges of the rear hatch. LED technology has also been introduced as standard across the range.

Motor current range

The new 1 Series gets the same range of diesel that was released with the new MINI. The new engines are rear-wheel drive and have longitudinal configuration. The basic version, the 116d gets a 1.5-liter three-cylinder with 116hp and with CO2 emissions of 97g/km in manual six-speed gearbox version.

The new automatic transmission ZF eight-speed will also be available in the new range of the 1 Series and will help increase the efficiency of the model. For example, the 116d will emit 96g/km. Thanks to efficient technology the manual version of the 116d Efficient Dynamics managed to lower CO2 emissions to 89g/km.

The diesel range includes three other engines of 2.0 liters, the 118d (150hp), the 120d (190hp) and 125d (224hp). The first two will also be available with the all-wheel drive xDrive system. However, the 118d will be available only with manual transmission, while the xDrive 120 will be equipped exclusively with the eight-speed automatic transmission.

The M135i version gets the same engine as the M235i, the 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbo with 326hp and 450Nm of torque. Thanks to it the manual version reaches 100km/h in 5.1 seconds, while the automatic version does it in 4.9 seconds.

The range of petrol engines starts with the 116i with 109hp based on a 1.5-liter three-cylinder powertrain. The remaining range is based on the 2.0 turbo engine, with improved power and efficiency. The 118i version with 136hp produces CO2 emissions between 134g/km and 125g/km depending on the transmission and tire size. The 177hp 120i version, with 250Nm of torque, reaches 100km/h in 7.4 seconds in manual version and 7.2 seconds in automatic version. CO2 emissions range from 137g/km to 129g/km. The 125i version with 218hp and 310Nm of torque reaches 100km/h in 6.4 seconds and has CO2 emissions ranging from 154g/km and 148g/km (automatic version).


Unlike the exterior and engine range, the interior of the new BMW 1 Series has undergone minor changes. These include a new piano-black finish on the center console on all trim levels, chrome accents on the radio and the air vents. Furthermore it receives a real-time analogic display of fuel consumption in versions that do not have the digital instrument panel.

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