BMW Australia has confirmed specs and pricing for the new 1 Series hatch, the two model line-up will start at $42,990 when it arrives later this year.
The range will open with the 118i which is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine producing 103kW and 220Nm, it’s matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that drives the front wheels. BMW claims it can sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds.
Standard kit on the 118i includes the M Sport pack consisting of an M Sport steering wheel, sports seats trimmed in cloth and Sensatec and an Anthracite headliner.
18-inch M alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail-lights and front LED fog lights are also standard.
On the inside, buyers get the storage compartment package, ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charging, Apple CarPlay (1-year subscription), illuminated trim finishers, a six-speaker sound system, and BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional and Intelligent Personal Assistant including two 10.25-inch displays running OS7.0.
Autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, a head-up display and a rear-view camera are also standard.
The flagship M135i ($63,990 plus on-road costs) gets power from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine developing 225kW and 450Nm. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends drive to all four corners through the adaptive xDrive all-wheel drive system. BMW claims the M135i can dash to triple figures from a standstill in 4.8 seconds.
Additional equipment on the range-topper includes M Sport Brakes, M Sport Steering, an M Rear Spoiler, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, high-beam assist, comfort access, a digital key, front M Sport Seats with electric adjustment and driver memory, Dakota leather trim and a 16-speaker harman/kardon surround sound system.
BMW will offer the new 1 Series exclusively as a five-door model which measures in at 4319mm long, 1799mm wide and 1434mm high with a 2670mm wheelbase. When compared to the outgoing model, the new car is 5mm shorter, 34mm wider and 13mm taller with an extra 20mm on the wheelbase.
According to BMW, adopting a front wheel drive architecture opens up significantly more space than its predecessor. BMW claims rear passengers will enjoy an additional 33mm of knee room, 19mm of headroom and 13mm of elbow room.
The load compartment capacity of 380 litres is 20 litres up on the outgoing car, and folding down the rear seats increases this to 1200 litres. Also, the minimum width of the boot has increased by 67mm.
The new BMW 1 Series can be ordered now.
BMW 1 Series pricing (excludes on-road costs):
118i - $42,990
M135i xDrive - $63,990
Enhancement Package - $2900
Panoramic Glass Roof
118i - 19” M Light alloy wheels (M Bicolour Jet Black)
M135i - Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
Note: the package is $3400 if selected in combination with BMW Individual Storm Bay metallic paintwork.
Comfort Package - 118i $2300, M135i $923
Seat heating for driver and front passenger
Lumbar support for the driver and front passenger
118i only - Comfort Access incl. Digital Key, Electric seat adjustment for driver and front passenger
M135i only - Steering wheel heating
Convenience Package - $1200
Luggage Compartment Package
Luggage Compartment Storage Net
Driver Assistance Package - $1000 118i only
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
Adaptive LED headlights incl. High Beam Assistant
Tyre pressure monitor
M Sport Plus Package - $2100 118i only
M Sport seats for driver and front passenger
M Rear Spoiler
M Seat Belts
M Sports Steering
M Sport Brakes
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