The new BMW 1 Series is now available in South Africa. The sporty and elegant three-door 1 Series range includes the 116i, 125i and the range topping M Performance M135i. The 118i will be available from November 2012.
New BMW 1 Series boasts impressive performanceAll engine variants feature BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising a Twin Scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS. The BMW 116i is fitted with a four cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine that develops 100kW at 4 400rpm with a maximum torque figure of 220Nm available from 1 350rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at between 5.5 and 5.7-litres/100km for the manual variant and 5.6 and 5.8-litres/100km for the automatic version. Acceleration to 100km/h is achieved in 8.5 seconds for the manual and 8.7 seconds for the automatic while the 116i’s top speed is 210km/h. ??The BMW 125i is powered by a 2.0-litre, four cylinder petrol engine that produces 160kW at 5 000rpm with a maximum torque figure of 310Nm available between 1 350 and 4 800rpm. Acceleration to 100km/h is achieved in 6.4 seconds for the manual while the automatic will take 6.2 seconds. Top speed for the 125i is 245km for the manual and 243km/h for the automatic. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.6-litres/100km for the manual and 6.4-litres/100km for the automatic.
The range topping M135i is powered by a six cylinder, 3.0-litre petrol engine that produces 235kW at 5 800rpm with a maximum torque figure of 450Nm available between 1 300 and 4 500rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 8-litres/100km for the manual and 7.5-litres/100km for the automatic. Acceleration to 100km/h is achieved in 5.1 seconds for the manual and 4.9 seconds for the automatic with a top speed of 250km/h. ??All engine variants come with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. An 8-speed automatic transmission or 8-speed automatic sports transmission is available as an option. BMW Efficient Dynamics technology includes a start/stop function and ?ECO PRO mode which can be activated in conjunction with the Driving Experience Control function which is offered as standard.
BMW 1 Series features refined exterior and interior stylingThe BMW 1 Series is both sporty and elegant and features a large BMW kidney grille, contoured headlights and a three-part air intake. The front indicators are integrated into the inner light rings of the headlights while the side indicators are integrated into the side mirrors. The side profile is dominated by wide doors and frameless door windows and rear side windows which add to its dynamic appearance. ?The BMW three-door 1 Series is also offered in the BMW Sport Line and BMW Urban Line versions which include special options and equipment. The M Sport package is also available.
The three-door 1 Series features a spacious, sporty and functional interior and is equipped with the BMW iDrive control system. BMW Professional and a navigation system are available as an option. The BMW iDrive makes use of a freestanding flat-screen monitor. Depending on the model, a control display measuring 6.5-inches or 8.8-inches is integrated into the instrument panel. The 360-litre luggage compartment can be extended to 1200-litres by folding down the 60/40 split rear seat backrest. Move cloth upholstery is standard while Dakota leather is available as an option including sport seats.
Safety features?? packed into new BMW 1 SeriesThe new BMW 1 Series is equipped with Dynamic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control system (CBC) and Dynamic Brake Control system (DBC). Additional safety features include Brake Assistant, Fading Compensation, Dry Braking and Hill Start Assist. Standard airbags include front, side and head airbags. Three-point automatic seatbelts are fitted to all seats with belt force limiters and belt tensioners for the front seats. ISOFIX child seat mountings can be found in the rear.
New BMW 1 Series Price
|BMW 1 Series 116i||R265 000|
|BMW 1 Series 125i||R336 000|
|BMW 1 Series M135i||R445 500|