Well-kept compact rear-wheel drive

Munich, January 16, 2015

For the past ten years, the BMW 1 Series is on the market. The compact car sold so far nearly two million copies. About four years after the last model renewal sends BMW 2015, the three-and five-door hatchback with a new look, a revised interior and fresh power under the hood in the race. It is the last lifting the rear-wheel drive version before BMW from 2017 and the 1 Series switches to front wheel drive and sets that already then the Mini, the taken X1 and the 2er Active Tourer place the model in the same UKL platform have.

optical revision

The revamped 1er is almost identical to its predecessor in its external dimensions. Only the longitude and height dimension set to 0.5 inches in length, two inches in height. The BMW kidney grille was redesigned air intakes were enlarged. The headlights have a much flatter geometry, based on the looks of the BMW 2 Series are equipped with LED daytime running lights and come in an optional full - LED version. The laterally slightly too big fancy for our taste rear lights are made in the meantime typical BMW L-shape and also work with LED technology.

More extensive standard equipment

In addition to the redesign of the upper center console with controls for radio and air conditioning of the scope of the 1-Series equipment is growing. Automatic climate control, rain sensor and the iDrive control system, including a free-standing 6.5-inch display are now standard on board. To the basic version of the models, the lines "Advantage", "Sportline ", " Urban Line " and offered "M Sport".

Features from higher vehicle classes

The revamped compact car series benefits from assistance systems and technology features from higher vehicle classes. For example, holding a radar-based cruise control with Stop & Go function, a new Park Assist, which dominates automatic cross parking, and a tightly integrated into the vehicle SIM card for real-time traffic reports and map updates catchment in the 1 Series.

New entry-level diesel

In the engine compartment new and revised three-and four-cylinder engines are housed. So hiding behind the model designation 116d be the new entry-level diesel, a 1.5 - liter three-cylinder with 116 hp and 270 Newton meters of maximum torque. The average consumption of the twin turbo engine is 3.6 to 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers. If you select the "Efficient Dynamics Edition" is reducing it to a value from 3.4 to 3.8 liters. The 116d is the only model in the series, which will not be available with optional all-wheel drive. On the diesel side of the addition, a revised two-liter four-cylinder is available. The unit is running a three power levels of 150, 190 and 224 hp.

New entry-level petrol

A 1.5 - liter turbo petrol engine with three cylinders marks the new entry-level gasoline. The 116i does the future 109 hp and provides maximum torque of 180 Newton meters on. The models 118i and 120i get a 1.6 - liter four-cylinder transplanted, which delivered 136 respectively 177 hp. What remains unchanged is the 125i. A-line four-cylinder with two liters develops 218 hp and 310 Nm of torque and accelerates the compact car in 6.4 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. With the optional on all models eight-speed automatic transmission (standard on 125d, 120d xDrive and M135i xDrive ) manages the 125i the sprint to 100 in 6.2 seconds.

The top model

Top model continues to be the M135i. With 326 hp and 450 Newton meters of maximum torque, the power of the three-liter in-line six-cylinder engine has been further increased by six horsepower. Combined with the optional all-wheel drive compact athlete sprints in 4.7 seconds from zero to highway speed and is captured only at 250 km / h electronically. Thus, the M-1 series is doing well, because a Mercedes A-Class 45 AMG version with 360 hp is only 0.1 seconds faster. An Audi S3 or a VW Golf R with 300 hp need about five seconds for the acceleration test.

price expectations

What will it cost the revised BMW 1 Series in detail and exactly when the launch in 2015 is planned, is not yet known, tap the early summer. To date, the base price was for a diesel model at 24,150 euros and for the entry-level petrol engine at 21,950 euros. The M flagship model is to have the current version from € 39,850 . (ml)