DYNAMIC AGILITY
AND EFFICIENCY

PERFORMANCE

One of the key technical changes to the new generation sports hatch is the change to our sophisticated front-wheel-drive (FWD) architecture.

The car delivers greater agility in its new FWD format, thanks to the perfect combination of cutting-edge chassis engineering, technological innovations and modified software control syst
ems.

The system also has no impact on weight. In fact, thanks to a wider use of lightweight aluminium, the new 1 Series is 30kg lighter than its predecessor.

TECHNICAL INSIGHT.

The initial development focused on realising an increased torsional body stiffness, with additional local applications of cross braces to produce a neutral driving behaviour.

TRANSFER OF
BMW i TECHNOLOGY (ARB).

A crucial element in the exceptional agility of the new BMW 1 Series is the use of ARB technology taken from the BMW i3s and now making its debut in a combustion-engine car.

BMW PERFORMANCE CONTROL.

ARB is assisted in its task by BMW Performance Control. This technology, which is also included as standard on all models, delivers more agile handling by intelligently applying the brakes at the wheels on the inside of the bend before the slip threshold has been reached. This suppresses any initial understeer and gives the car neutral steering behaviour.

ENGINES.

The latest generation 1 Series is powered by a range of three-cylinder and four-cylinder engines, with two petrol and three diesel variants available. A raft of individual measures have been employed to improve the power units’ efficiency and performance characteristics.

The line-up is spearheaded by the newly developed power unit for the BMW M135i xDrive, our most powerful four-cylinder engine ever.

If you are looking to order your 1 Series through a company car scheme, the information below may be useful.

M PERFORMANCE.

As the halo model in the new 1 Series range, the M135i xDrive combines extrovert M Performance styling with serious performance credentials to deliver true hot-hatch appeal.

306hp

Power Output

450Nm

Torque

4.8s

0-62mph

KEY FEATURES.

8-speed Steptronic Sports Automatic Transmission.

Mesh pattern kidney grille.

Rear diffuser in High-gloss Black and 100mm angle-cut split tailpipes.

Rear Spoiler in body colour.

Limited Slip Differential and bespoke chassis configuration.

19" alloy wheels (optional).

8-speed Steptronic Sports Automatic Transmission.

Mesh pattern kidney grille.

Rear diffuser in High-gloss Black and 100mm angle-cut split tailpipes.

Rear Spoiler in body colour.

Limited Slip Differential and bespoke chassis configuration.

19" alloy wheels (optional).

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.