FRESH THINKING

EXTERIOR DESIGN

“Compact proportions, a flowing roofline and striking, dynamic lines promise agility and driving pleasure at first sight.”

Domagoj Dukec

Vice President Design BMW

ATHLETIC APPEAL.

Emerging from the front wheels, a strong character line runs across the side towards the rear axle. A second character line below creates a dynamic counter movement that seems to accelerate as it approaches the rear. These clean lines allow the body surfaces to feel lean and sculpted.

AGILE SILHOUETTE.

A long wheel-base, short front overhang and a smooth bonnet-to-body transition create a compact, agile silhouette. The angled body contours, cascading roofline and reducing window profile combine to achieve an athletic ‘wedge’ shape from the side.

SPORTING PRESENCE.

The rear of the new 1 Series is particularly striking. The wide stance and pronounced shoulders enforce a crouched look. While the precisely carved rear apron in High-gloss black (excluding SE models) reinforces its sporting credentials.

LED TAIL LIGHTS.

Full LED rear light profiles present a new take on the iconic BMW L-shaped design and add a striking upward dash towards the side. Helping to contribute to the overall fresh and modern appearance. Standard on all models.

TWIN TAIL PIPES.

116d and 118i models offer a single exhaust pipe whilst all four-cylinder engines (118d, 120d xDrive and 135i xDrive) employ twin tail pipes at the rear with a split profile. The standard 90mm diameter extends to 100mm for the M135i xDrive.

DESIGN PROCESS.

Like all BMW design concepts, the vision of the new 1 Series was first born on a piece of paper - sketched in freehand, before its character was perfected using the latest computer aided design (CAD) techniques. Meticulous, full-scale clay modelling achieved the optimum balance between the car’s emotional form and dynamic function.

FIND YOUR 1.

If you are clearer on which 1 Series is right for you, then why not build and visualise it using the online BMW Configurator.

Finance available from BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0FB. Finance subject to status. Over 18s only. Terms and conditions apply. Offers available to UK residents only. A guarantee may be required.

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