BMW has taken heed to critics of the 1 Series, who grumbled that the looks were challenging and the engine range spiralling. Solution? Its biggest facelift ever, introducing a far sharper nose, a much nicer rear end and some stonking new engines that further its performance and eco credentials over rivals. The BMW 1 Series has never been better.
It still comes in three-door and five-door guise, with badges aligned to the BMW 2 Series (so they bear little relation to engine capacity…) and BMW’s simplified the trim line-up. The old one was a top 10 best-seller regular. BMW’s aiming for more of the same with this.
|Engine & Transmission|
|No of cylinder & configuration||4|
|Capacity (cc)||1598 (116i), 1995 (118d, 118d Sports Line, 118d Sports Plus)|
|Power (PS @ rpm)||138 @ 4400-6450 (116i), 147 @ 4000 (118d, 118d Sports Line, 118d Sports Plus)|
|Torque (Nm @ rpm)||220 @ 1350-4300 (116i), 320 @ 1750-2500 (118d, 118d Sports Line, 118d Sports Plus)|
|Gearbox||8-Speed Automatic Transmission|
|Model||118 D Sport|