BMW reveals three-door 1-Series

Now available with xDrive (for a couple of variants, at least)
May 17, 2012

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BMW has revealed the second body style for the 1-Series, and it's the three-door hatchback with a total of nine variants led by the M135i.

While the three-door 1-Series bears the same front fascia as its five-door counterpart, it now sports a dynamically stretched side line thanks to the absence of the rearmost left and right doors. This also lengthens the car's doors with the frameless windows enhancing its sporty stance. Further emphasizing the car's dynamic look are its powerfully contoured side panels, particularly its rear wheel arches.

For its interior, the car is marginally bigger than its predecessor while still maintaning the same vehicle height. Seating for either two or three occupants is also available for the three-door 1-Series's rear seats.

The three-door 1-Series is available with a wide choice of gasoline and diesel engines, with the nine variants being composed of the following:

* 114i (102hp);

* 116i (136hp);

118i (170hp);

125i (218hp);

116d (116hp);

118d (143hp);

120d (184hp);

125d (218hp); and

M135i (320hp), which is also available as a five-door version.

For the first time, BMW's xDrive four-wheel drive system is also available for the 1-Series, particularly for the 120d and the M135i.

While all engine variants are available with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, the three-door 1-Series is also available with either an eight-speed automatic or an eight-speed automatic sports transmission.

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