When we said that BMW is expected to unveil the all-new 1-Series soon, we didn't expect the German carmaker to reveal it in just two weeks.
While slightly larger in every dimension save for its height, which remains unchanged, the all-new BMW 1-Series retains the sporty characteristics of its predecessors and continues to remain as the only rear-wheel drive model in its class. It's also more fuel efficient than before and is significantly more comfortable and spacious.
The all-new 1-Series is a five-door hatchback that has a bold, swept-back body that conveys its sporty design while bearing design elements that highlight the maturity and premium status of the nameplate.
For the first time, all of the 1-Series' diesel and petrol engines will feature BMW's TwinPower Turbo technology. For the 1.6-liter petrol engines, there will be the 116i with 136hp and the 118i with 170hp; for the radically redesigned 2.0-liter diesel mills, there's the 116d with 116hp, the 118d with 143hp and the 120d with 184hp. To be launched soon is the 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with its 116hp 1.6-liter diesel engine and additional fuel-saving technologies that will keep its carbon dioxide emissions down to just 99 g/km.
The EfficientDynamics technology-equipped BMW 1-Series will be a market leader as it will be the first car in its class that will come with an optional eight-speed automatic transmission and an automatic start/stop function in both manual and automatic transmissions. Also included as standard is the ECO PRO mode which is activated using the driving experience switch. The ECO PRO mode was previously only available in the 6-Series Coupe and it enables drivers to reduce their all-new 1-Series' fuel consumption by up to 20 percent.
The all-new 1-Series will be available in either Sport Line or Urban Line to provide BMW customers with an added scope for personalization using exclusive interior and exterior design features and equipment.