BMW 1 Series (2011–)

Model History

June 2011

All-new second generation BMW 1 Series revealed

It remains the only rear-wheel-drive car in its class, and with a range of advanced TwinPower petrol and diesel engines, the new BMW 1 Series offers an even more sporty but fuel-efficient proposition. This is further boosted by BMW’s EfficientDynamics technologies as standard.

Length: 4,324mm, Width excluding mirrors: 1,765mm, Height:1,421mm

Luggage capacity:360 litres Luggage capacity (seats folded) 1,200 litres.

BMW 1 Series: Breakover Angle: better than 12.5 degrees helps prevent grounding on ramps. Wheelbase: 2690mm; ground clearance: 140mm; breakover angle: 11.88 degrees

Longer and wider than the model it replaces, the new car simultaneously provides sleeker, sportier styling, while increased cabin dimensions and comfort result in an all new interior.

The new BMW 1 Series goes on sale in the UK on 17 September 2011, with a choice of three diesel and two petrol engines. Prices start from £19,375 OTR for a BMW 116i ES.

Model

Power
Hp

Torque Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

Pricing from

BMW 116i N13B6

136

220

8.5

130

49.6 (48.7)

132 (134)

£19,375

BMW 118i N43B20

170

250

7.4

140

47.9 (48.7)

137 (134)

£21,985

BMW 116d N47D20

116

260

10.3

124

62.8 (62.8)

117 (119)

£20,195

BMW 118d N47D20

143

320

8.9

132

62.8 (62.8)

118 (119)

£22,030

BMW 120d N47D20

184

380

7.2

142

62.8 (64.2)

119 (116)

£23,480

July 2012

More 1 Series models launched

125d M Sport £27,820. 125d M Sport 1,995cc 16-valve common rail 4 cylinder diesel turbo: 218PS; 450Nm torque. 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic .

125d M Sport manual: 0-60 6.2 seconds; top speed 149 mph; combined mpg: 58.9; CO2 emissions: 128g/km, IG 31.

125d M Sport automatic: 0-60 6.2 seconds; top speed 149 mph; combined mpg: 58.9; CO2 emissions: 126g/km, IG 31.

116d Efficient Dynamics £20,885. 116d N47D20 Efficient Dynamics 1,598cc 16-valve common rail diesel turbo: 116PS, 260Nm torque. 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.

116d Efficient Dynamics manual: 0-60 10.3 seconds; top speed 121 mph; combined mpg: 74.3; CO2 emissions: 99g/km, IG 15.

125i M Sport £26,065. 125i N52B30 M Sport 1,997cc 16-valve turbo: 210PS, 310Nm torque. 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic

125i M Sport manual: 0-60 6.2 seconds; top speed 151 mph; combined mpg: 42.8; CO2 emissions: 154g/km, IG 30.

125i M Sport automatic: 0-60 6.2 seconds; top speed 152 mph; combined mpg: 44.1; CO2 emissions: 152g/km, IG 30.

September 2012

New 114d (N47D16) launched

The 1.6-litre version of the four-cylinder diesel engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, has a maximum output of 95PS with a peak torque of 235Nm and accelerates from zero to 62mph in just 12.2 seconds, going onto a top speed of 115mph. This sporting performance is paired to an impressive average fuel consumption of 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions of just 112g/km.

In order to achieve this impressive performance, the new BMW 114d is fitted as standard with a suite of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, including Brake Energy Regeneration, Optimum Shift Indicator, Auto Start-Stop, electromechanical power steering, Active Aerodynamics and reduced rolling resistance tyres. In addition, the new BMW 114d also comes with ECO PRO mode as standard helping to maintain a relaxed, fuel-efficient driving style.

January 2013

Engine enhancements for the BMW 1 Series

Improvements in efficiency with the BMW 116i SE means it now emits just 125g/km, a saving of 7g/km. The BMW 116d also sees a significant improvement with CO2 emissions falling to just 109g/km in both manual and automatic guise, a drop of 8g/km and 10g/km respectively without any drop in performance. T

January 2013

BMW 120d xDrive introduced

The BMW xDrive system adds just 75kg to the total vehicle weight, helping to curtail CO2 emissions to just 123g/km and return 60.1mpg on the combined cycle.

Model

Price from OTR

Power
Hp

Torque Nm

0-62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined
Mpg

CO2 g/km

BMW 120d xDrive

£25,190

184

300

7.2

140

60.1

123

January 2013

New generation Professional Navigation System available for 1 Series

The latest generation of the BMW Professional Navigation System capable of locating 7 digit UK postcodes works even faster thanks to an extremely powerful processor, offering additional route display functions and sharp 3D graphics for all menus.

May 2013

Business models introduced

The BMW 1 Series Business model offers Dakota leather upholstery, BMW Business Media Package and heated seats.

May 2014

Proactive Drive for BMW eight-speed transmission

From the summer of 2014, the new eight-speed automatic transmission featuring Proactive Drive is available for models in the BMW 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series and 5 Series ranges.

On vehicles equipped with satellite navigation, the Proactive Drive system ensures that the moment to shift gears is precisely adapted to the current driving situation. The system works even if the navigation system is not active at that given moment.

January 2015

BMW 1 Series changes and improvements for 2015 announced

Principally new power units from the latest BMW engine family, additional EfficientDynamics technologies fitted as standard, and careful enhancements to the exterior and interior design.

The level of standard equipment is higher, new options have been added and with new mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive, there are even more ways to increase the functionality and personalisation of the new 1 Series. The BMW Radio Professional and iDrive operating system continues to be standard across the entire range so all new 1 Series models feature the freestanding, 6.5-inch Control Display, the controller wheel mounted on the centre console, and the direct menu control and favourites buttons. If the optional Professional Navigation system is fitted, the Controller comes with a larger, touch-sensitive surface for inputting numbers and characters, while the onboard monitor takes the form of an 8.8-inch display of particularly slim design.

The controls arranged below the Control Display have also benefited from detailed refinements. Both the air vents and the controls for the radio and the automatic air conditioning now feature high-quality chrome surrounds. The radio and automatic air conditioning keypads, meanwhile, are set against high-gloss black panelling.

The 2015 BMW 1 Series gets new engines, plus an expansion of standard-fit BMW EfficientDynamics.

The new engines bring a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 12 per cent while simultaneously providing more power and sharper responses. All engines meet the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standard and offer as much as 326hp in the new M135i, with C02 emissions as low as 89g/km in the new 116d EfficientDynamics Plus model. The eight-speed Steptronic transmission has been further refined.

April 2015

Updated BMW 1 Series on sale

Ther updated 1-Series features subtle differences. At the front, a new lower apron with larger air intakes and a horizontal bar combines with reshaped BMW kidney grilles and new headlamps that feature LED daytime driving lights as standard on all models. For the first time, full LED headlamps with low and main beam have been added to the options list, with Adaptive LED headlamps a further option. These follow the path of the road ahead, and also adapt their beam according to the type of road and conditions at any given moment. At the rear, new tail lamps with a familiar BMW 'L' shape design adopt striking LED technology.

The driver-focused cockpit of the new BMW 1 Series is an even more welcoming, sporty, comfortable place to sit, thanks to enhancements to the design, and the materials and fabrics used. In particular, there's a new cloth fabric for the seats.

The new BMW 1 Series will, from September production onwards, come as standard with navigation. In the meantime other models within the BMW range will also gain this high level of equipment and functionality and this will mean by September the entire BMW range will have navigation as standard.

The BMW Radio Professional and iDrive operating system continues to be standard across the entire range so all new 1 Series models feature the freestanding, 6.5-inch Control Display, the controller wheel mounted on the centre console, and the direct menu control and favourites buttons. If the optional Professional Navigation system is fitted, the Controller comes with a larger, touch-sensitive surface for inputting numbers and characters, while the onboard monitor takes the form of an 8.8-inch display of particularly slim design.

The controls arranged below the Control Display have also benefited from detailed refinements. Both the air vents and the controls for the radio and the automatic air conditioning now feature high-quality chrome surrounds. The radio and automatic air conditioning keypads, meanwhile, are set against high-gloss black panelling.

Length 4,329mm, Width 1,765mm, Height 1,421mm, Wheelbase 2,690mm, Track front 1,535mm, Track rear 1,569mm

The 2015 BMW 1 Series sees the introduction of powerplants from the BMW Group's new engine family, plus an expansion of the standard-fit BMW EfficientDynamics technology.

The new engines bring a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 12 per cent while simultaneously providing more power and sharper responses. All engines meet the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standard and offer as much as 326hp in the new M135i, with C02 emissions as low as 89g/km in the new 116d EfficientDynamics Plus model. The eight-speed Steptronic transmission has been further refined.

5-door

Model

Price
from

Power
Hp

Torque
Nm

0 - 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

118i B38

£20,775

136

220

8.5 (8.7)

130

52.3 (50.4)

125 (129)

120i B48

£23,825

170

250

7.4 (7.2)

140 (138)

48.7 (49.6)

136 (133)

125i B48

£26,905

218

310

6.4 (6.2)

151 (152)

42.2 (43.5)

157 (151)

M135i B58

£31,730

326

450

5.1 (4.9)

155

35.3 (37.7)

188 (175)

116d B37

£21,710

116

270

10.3

124

78.5 (78.5)

94 (96)

116d ED Plus B37

£22,560

116

270

10.4

121

83.1

89

118d B37

£22,855

150

330

8.3 (8.1)

132

70.6 (74.3)

104 (99)

120d B38

£25,305

190

400

7.1 (7.0)

142

65.7 (68.9)

114 (109)

120d B38 xDrive

£28,355

190

400

6.8

138

62.8

119

125d B48

£30,330

224

450

6.3

149

61.4

121

* All versions electronically limited

3 -door

Model

Price
from

Power
Hp

Torque
Nm

0 - 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

118i B38

£20,245

136

220

8.5 (8.7)

130

52.3 (50.4)

125 (129)

120i B48

£23,295

170

250

7.4 (7.2)

140 (138)

48.7 (49.6)

136 (133)

125i B48

£26,375

218

310

6.4 (6.2)

151 (152)

42.2 (43.5)

157 (151)

M135i B58

£31,200

326

450

5.1 (4.9)

155

35.3 (37.7)

188 (175)

116d B37

£21,180

116

270

10.3

124

78.5 (78.5)

94 (96)

116d ED Plus B37

£22,030

116

270

10.4

121

83.1

89

118d B37

£22,325

150

330

8.3 (8.1)

132

70.6 (74.3)

104 (99)

120d B38

£24,775

190

400

7.1 (7.0)

142

65.7 (68.9)

114 (109)

125d B48

£29,800

224

450

6.3

149

61.4

121

BMW Engine Codes from July 2015:

The 3-cylinder 1.2/1.5 engines are designated B38; the 4-cylinder 2.0 litre petrol engines are designated B48. The 4-cylinder diesels are designated B37 and B47. Though Wikipedia tells us the engines were available from 2012/2013 I don't think they were fitted to the F30 3-Series until May 2015. 6-cylinder diesels are disignated B57.

In all the petrol engines, the suite of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology includes not only a turbocharger system and High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, but also VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and variable adjustment of the intake and exhaust camshaft (Double-VANOS).

The BMW 118i and BMW 120i are both powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. It develops 136hp and 170hp respectively, offering acceleration as low as 7.2 seconds to 62mph in the 120i and with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of just 52.3mpg and 125g/km in the 118i. The four-cylinder engine in the 125i features a 2.0-litre displacement, providing 218hp and peak torque of 310Nm, enabling a 0-62mph time of just 6.2 seconds.

At the top of the petrol engine range remains the formidable M135i with its turbocharged straight-six engine. Power has been increased in the new model to 326hp, with peak torque of 450Nm, enabling a 0-62mph time of just 4.9 seconds, yet the ability to return 37.7mpg.

Both the new-generation three-cylinder and latest four-cylinder diesel engines are based on the same efficiency-led concept, and boast new turbocharging technology and further developed common rail direct injection systems. Engine response has been improved via variable geometry turbines and turbocharger shaft guidance which, depending on the engine variant, involves a slide bearing or roller bearing, while new solenoid valve injectors generating injection pressure of up to 2,500 bar increase the precision of the fuel metering process. Furthermore, advances have been made with the new diesel engines in terms of acoustic comfort as well as thermodynamics, power development and efficiency.

The 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine in the new BMW 116d generates 116hp and 270Nm of torque, an increase of 10Nm compared to its predecessor. The standout figures for the new model are a 0-62mph time of 10.3 seconds coupled to fuel consumption as little as 78.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 94g/km. These efficiency figures can be improved yet further with the 116d EfficientDynamics Plus model which, via a range of measures, attains 83.1mpg with CO2 emissions of just 89g/km.

The new four-cylinder diesel engine used in the latest BMW 1 Series is offered in three states of tune: the 118d generates 150hp and 330Nm of torque, the 120d has 190hp and 400Nm, and the 125d, with its multi-stage turbocharging, provides a very impressive 224hp with 450Nm of torque, enabling this model to reach 62mph from rest in just 6.3 seconds. The 118d can achieve a fuel consumption figure of just 74.3mpg, but even the 125d manages a highly credible 61.4mpg.

The majority of new BMW 1 Series variants are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, offering engagement speed control for the smoothest possible gearchanges. However, the 120d xDrive all feature as standard the eight-speed Steptronic gearbox otherwise available as an option. This automatic transmission has improved internal efficiency, longer gear ratios, optimised transmission management and a vibration damper. A predictive shift strategy, which works in conjunction with the car's navigation system - even when route guidance is not active - ensures that gear changes are timed precisely according to the prevailing driving situation.

The eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission is available as an option for the BMW 125i, BMW M135i, BMW 120d and BMW 120d xDrive models. This transmission is standard on the BMW 125d. It features even faster gearchanges, shift paddles on the steering wheel and a Launch Control function.

May 2016

M140i replaces M135i

BMW M140i has a zero to 62mph time of 4.6 seconds (automatic). The BMW M240i Coupé performs the same sprint in the same time. The M240i Convertible goes from rest to 62mph in just 4.7 seconds yet at the same time there is a reduction of up to seven per cent in fuel consumption. Official figures for the BMW M140i hatchbacks and M240i Coupé are 36.2mpg (manual) or 39.8mpg (Sports Automatic), with respective CO2 figures of 179g/km and 163g/km. The M240i Convertible is capable of 34.0mpg in manual guise and 38.2mpg as an automatic, while their respective CO2 emissions are 189g/km and 169g/km.

Model

Price
from

OTR

Power
Hp

Torque
Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW M140i

£31,875

340

500

4.8 (4.6)

155*

36.2 (39.8)

179 (163)

BMW M240i Coupé

£35,090

340

500

4.8 (4.6)

155*

36.2 (39.8)

179 (163)

BMW M240i Convertible

£38,535

340

500

4.9 (4.7)

155*

34.0 (38.2)

189 (169)

May 2016

New 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines introduced

The 2.0-litre engines employ a Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection and VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS valve control. They are available in 20i, 25i and 30i outputs, delivering 184hp, 224hp and 252hp respectively. The upgrade can be spotted externally on the 20i by twin exhaust tailpipes.

Model

Price
from

OTR

Power
Hp

Torque
Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW 120i

£23,980

184

290 (270)

7.1

143 (140)

47.1 (48.7)

138 (133)

BMW 125i

£28,610

224

310

6.1

151

47.9

134

BMW 220i

£26,865

184

290 (270)

7.1 (7.2)

146 (143)

47.1 (48.7)

138 (133)

BMW 230i

£29,710

252

350

5.8 (5.6)

155

44.1 (47.9)

147 (134)


Acceleration times with the new engines are trimmed and fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions also fall in many models, in some cases by up to 17g/km, with advantages for Benefit-in-Kind taxation and Vehicle Excise Duty.

An eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission becomes standard for the 125i, while on the BMW 2 Series Coupé and Convertible a 230i takes the place of the former 228i. Prices start at £23,980 OTR for the new BMW 1 Series.

May 2016

BMW 1 Series gets latest iDrive interface

Incorporated into the BMW Professional media system, the latest iDrive interface and enhanced connectivity provides a simpler menu navigation requiring fewer clicks to move between key sections such as map view, messages, entertainment and media and an increase in RAM to improve performance. This new system also allows the wireless integration of selected third party applications from a compatible mobile device.

In addition to the already standard Bluetooth connectivity this can be further enhanced by opting for the new Enhanced Bluetooth which alongside the upgraded BMW Professional Navigation system now includes Wireless Charging, WiFi Hotspot preparation and an additional USB socket. The new Enhanced Bluetooth with Wireless Charging is offered as standard on all BMW 6 Series and 7 Series models as well as the M3, M4, X5M and X6M.

July 2018

New eight-speed automatic for 1 Series models

The BMW 120i and M140i models in both 3-door and 5-door bodystyles will feature the enhanced shift dynamics of an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission as standard.

July 2018

118i SE Business launched

Available for both 3-door and 5-door models, for £100 more than the base SE model, the new edition features all the specification from the 116d SE Business model. Additional standard equipment includes Rear Park Distance Control (PDC), Cruise control and LED headlights and front fog lights. Prices start from £22,550 OTR for the 3-door and £23,100 for the 5-door model.

July 2018

M140i Championship Edition introduced

To celebrate BMW’s manufacturer win at the 2017 British Touring Car Championships (BTCC), BMW UK is introducing a special UK edition of the M140i, the M140i Championship Edition. With a high level of standard equipment, it will be come with unique decals and a plaque in addition to the M Performance exhaust, Limited Slip Differential and rear spoiler. This model is based exclusively on the 3-door body style and will be limited to just 30 vehicles and is priced at £40,400 OTR.