• Jun 25, 2009
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The BMW 1-Series is a much bigger deal in Europe than it is here in the States. In the US, we can choose among the 128 and 135, and both options come standard with a six-cylinder engine. Overseas, you can pick up the 1 with two, three, four or five doors, and with a wide variety of four cylinder gasoline and diesel powertrains.

To keep the good times rolling, team Bimmer is again expanding the 1-Series lineup for 2010. Two new models, the Lifestyle and Sport models, will offer RWD performance in a three- or five-door package beginning this September. The Lifestyle model offers special edition Marrakesh Brown Metallic paint, unique brown body color interior components, chrome-tipped exhaust and 17-inch light aluminum rims. The Sport model includes the M Sports Package, with a sports tuned suspension, unique dual spoke aluminum rims, stainless steel pedals, and an M steering wheel and gearshift lever.

On the engine front, a pair of 2.0-liter engines find their way under the bonnet of a 1-Series. The petrol engine utilizes direct injection tech and packs 170 ponies to go along with 155 lb-ft. With the gas-powered 2.0-liter engine, the 1-Series can hit 60 in 7.8 seconds, and it carries a top speed of 149 mph.

The diesel variant packs 143 hp and 221 lb-ft, helping to propel the 118d to 60 in nine seconds. The story of merit is fuel economy and CO2 emissions, where where it achieves 4.5 liters/100 kilometers (about 52 mpg US) and a CO2 emission rating of 119 grams per kilometer. Hit the jump for more info from BMW's painfully detailed press release.




PRESS RELEASE:

Munich. Entering the 2010 model year, the BMW 1 Series as the guarantee for the broad-scale impact of BMW EfficientDynamics and as the epitome of Sheer Driving Pleasure in the compact segment is gaining even greater significance. Two additional, extra-economical low-emission engine variants are enhancing the model range of the BMW 1 Series Coupé as of September 2009: In the guise of the BMW 120i Coupé and the BMW 118d Coupé there will then be two further models with the EU5 emission rating.

Following the successful launch of the new entry-level three-door and five-door models, the BMW 116i and the BMW 116d, in spring 2009, the BMW 1 Series is once again proving its value as the pacemaker for efficient mobility combined with outstanding driving pleasure in the compact class. Other new models as of September 2009 are the Lifestyle and Sport Editions of the BMW 1 Series three- and five-door.

Still the only rear-wheel-drive model in the compact segment, the BMW 1 Series offers a unique blend of sporting driving pleasure and outstanding efficiency. Particularly the BMW 1 Series Coupé brings out this character so typical of the brand in truly convincing style, with two new entry-level versions of the two-door featuring a gasoline and a diesel engine coming into the market in September 2009: The new BMW 120i Coupé is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with BMW High Precision Injection (direct gasoline injection) developing 125 kW/170 hp at 6, 700 rpm and peak torque of 210 Newton-metres/155 lb-ft at 4, 250 rpm, accelerating the BMW 120i Coupé from zero to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and offering a top speed of 224 km/h or 149 mph. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 6.6 litres/ 100 kilometres, the CO2 emission rating is 153 grams per kilometre.

An award-winning four-cylinder diesel makes the new BMW 118d Coupé the most efficient car of its kind, the diesel engine with its aluminium crankcase, turbocharging and common-rail fuel injection helping the three-door BMW 118d win the World Green Car of the Year 2008 Award. Displacing 2.0 litres, this high-tech power unit develops 105 kW/143 hp at 4, 000 rpm and delivers maximum torque of 300 Newton-metres/221 lb-ft between 1, 750 and 2, 500 rpm.

This outstanding power unit offers an unbeatable combination of performance and fuel economy also in the Coupé, the BMW 118d Coupé accelerating from a standstill to 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds and reaching a top speed of 210 km/h or 130 mph. Offering average fuel consumption according to the EU standard of 4.5 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 62.8 mpg imp) and a CO2 emission rating of 119 grams per kilometre, this compact athlete clearly proves its outstanding talent in terms of both all-round economy and clean emissions.

The BMW 1 Series – the pacemaker in reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Both new variants of the BMW 1 Series Coupé come as standard with a wide range of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies such as Brake Energy Regeneration, an Auto Start Stop function, a gearshift point indicator and ancillary units with on-demand management and control. Both the BMW 120i Coupé and the BMW 118d Coupé naturally fulfil the EU5 emission standard, meaning that the BMW 1 Series alone now comes with 21 models complying with this requirement. A further important point is that five models in the BMW 1 Series already offer a CO2 emission rating of less than 120 grams per kilometre, with the BMW 116d standing out as the absolute leader in terms of fuel economy and emission management. The four-cylinder diesel engine featured in this particular version of the BMW 1 Series delivers maximum torque of 260 Newton-metres or 192 lb-ft and, in combination with BMW EfficientDynamics also featured as standard in this model, allows average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of just 4.4 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 64.2 mpg imp) and a CO2 rating of 118 grams per kilometre.

The technologies developed by BMW – and naturally featured at no extra cost – to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions play a particularly significant role in the successful BMW 1 Series. Indeed, this makes BMW an important role model for the entire automotive industry, with BMW still selling more cars with high-efficiency technology each month than other car makers in the course of a whole year. At the same time the consistent expansion of the BMW 1 Series by the addition of particularly economical model variants including the new BMW 116i delivering maximum output of 90 kW/122 hp and peak torque increased to 185 Newton-metres or 136 lb-ft makes a significant contribution to the success achieved by BMW in recent times in reducing average fleet fuel consumption. Between 2006 and 2008 alone, the average fuel consumption of BMW's models in the German market was reduced by no less than 16 per cent, BMW therefore exceeding the rate of reduction of the next-best competitor in the premium segment more than twice.

Exclusive and full of character: the BMW 1 Series Lifestyle and Sport Editions.

Apart from outstanding efficiency and the Sheer Driving Pleasure so typical of the brand, innovative features and uncompromising premium quality help to give the BMW 1 Series a truly prominent position in its segment – and now the new Lifestyle und Sport Edition Models add further class and style to these characteristic features. The Edition Models excel in particular through particularly attractive, high-quality and carefully matched features and equipment, and are available on all engine variants of the three-door and five-door.

The Lifestyle Edition exudes stylish extravagance both on the exterior and in the interior of the BMW 1er, highlighted by body paintwork in exclusive Marrakesh Brown Metallic including additional components in body colour and chrome-plated tailpipes as well as exclusive light-alloy rims in five-spoke design. All models come with 17-inch wheels.

On the five-door the exterior is rounded off by the car's special finish on the window shaft covers and side window surrounds in Shadow Line, on the three-door in Chrome Line. Chrome entry trim proudly bearing the name "BMW Edition", a leather sports steering wheel with multifunction buttons, and roof lining in anthracite colour provide a particular touch of modern elegance within the interior.

The exclusivity of the Lifestyle Edition is highlighted to an even higher level of perfection by the interior colour scheme matched to the colour of the paintwork. Features include interior trim in high-gloss Marrakesh Brown as well as door panels and seat upholstery in Magma Brown. And as an alternative to Network cloth upholstery there is also the choice of Pearlpoint upholstery with Magma Brown cloth / leather.

The exterior and interior features are also carefully matched to one another on the Sport Edition Model, giving the BMW 1 Series particularly dynamic and powerful character. The Edition Models come as standard with the M Sports Package including the M Aerodynamics Package, a sports suspension set-up as well as 17-inch light-alloy wheels in dual-spoke design. The BMW 130i and BMW 123d feature 18-inch light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey paintwork available as an option also on the other model variants. Exclusive Blackline rear lights, exterior features in body colour, Shadow Line on the window shaft covers and side window surrounds, foglamps and chrome-plated tailpipes on the exhaust round off the striking look of the exterior.

The sporting and exclusive flair of the interior is highlighted by chrome-plated entry trim bearing the name "BMW Edition", stainless-steel pedals, an M footrest, an M sports steering wheel, an M gearshift lever complete with its gaiter made of soft nappa leather, interior trim in Aluminium Glacier Silver and roof lining in anthracite colour. As yet a further highlight the BMW 1 Series Sport Edition comes with sports seats for the driver and front passenger in a combination of cloth and Sensatec featuring blue ornamental stitching around the seat bottoms and headrests. And to provide the final touch the footmats are adorned by blue piping.

Navigations system Business in the BMW 1 Series now featuring an integrated storage of navigation data and optimised display technology.

In conjunction with one of the navigation systems available as an option the BMW 1 Series proudly boasts the new generation of BMW iDrive electronic vehicle management. Entering the 2010 model year, the BMW 1 Series furthermore comes as an option with a new version of the Business navigation system, its new control concept allowing even easier and more precise control through iDrive featuring direct choice and favourite buttons.

The new Control Display with 800 x 480 pixel image resolution ensures detailed presentation of maps in two dimensions or in a perspective view, complete with integrated arrow graphics. Storage of navigation data installed within the car serves to provide even faster access to the system. And last but not least, the audio unit included within the new control system comes complete with a CD player.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looking at the comments, I guess I'm in the majority. I love the 1-series 5 door. I would be out there on day one if my wife didn't have a brand new 3-series wagon. She can't have the better car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We like
        • 5 Years Ago
        lol wtf only half the comment appeared

        We like
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn, I was all excited thinking that the 120i 3 door would look like the 1996-2002 Z3 coupe. Found it on the BMW website and...... not so much.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Until they bring a four-cylinder back to the US, I've written BMW off. I've owned them all my life and they're wonderful cars but have become far too bloated.

      Times have changed BMW. Get back to what made you great.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with the bloated.. but its not the cylinders that bloated..

        I loved the M Coupes (not the Most Recent Z4 based variant). The Z3 M Coupe.

        They are NICE cars! 6 cylinder and lighter weight nice hp (280-330)

        I would love to see a 3 door I6 TT. Keep the weight at 3000lbs or lighter and you have a winner to me.

        Make it under 40k with some options and it would be an EVO/STI sales killer. I understand they don't hit the same exact market.. but it would take enough of their sales thats for sure!

        I know at least 1 evo owner that would trade in his for it. He loves the 5 door.. just can't get them here and that 300hp tt6 is a monster engine (especially chipped).


      • 5 Years Ago
      is there really a 4 door 1 series? couldn't find one by googling images. never heard of it before.

      i wish we got the 3 and 5 doors over here though. i think the usefulness of a hatch is best on small cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The "4-door" 1-Series you're referring to is actually the 5-door.
      • 5 Years Ago
      and what the heck is a "window shaft cover?"
      • 5 Years Ago
      That mocha trim is awesome.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. The interior is actually impressive and that's saying something for a BMW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've driven the 123d M sport 3 door. It's a great car. I sure love the way the diesel pulls. Too bad they won't bring it here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So they give us new engines and new trim levels, but leave the original ugly?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A friend of mine has a company 1-series 5-door with the 2.0 diesel mated to a six-speed 'box. Superb machine and a terrific all-rounder.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So a $35,000 + TINY BMW + 0-60 in 9 seconds...and thats a superb machine?? 0-60 in 9 seconds puts it in the BOTTOM 10% of SLOWEST Cars. A Stock F150 will beat it. Hell a 2010 Prius would be neck and neck with it and save you 10-15k.

        I understand it gets 52mpg.. but you CAN'T compare 4.5L/100km to mpg in the US (because of the road types) just like you can't convert the pricing and say thats how much it costs. (because of taxes)

        Over in Europe the cars are rated much higher because of the style of roads/driving. Take a Corvette in Rural America. 45mph speed limits, no lights.. rolling hills etc.. I can bet the Vette would be rated at like 25 city and 33 highway.

        This 52mpg is more like 40city 46hwy in the US. A great feat.. but not worth 13k more than a Mini Cooper! The Turbo Mini would smoke this thing.. return a solid 30mpg and save you the price of a BMW Motorcycle. (Or a Jap Bike + a Scooter).

        I've driven in Europe MANY times. 90% of it you can drive in and not hit a Traffic light for 20km or so. Plus the 50mph speed limits in most of it is slow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      four-door 1-series? huh?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Been available in Europe and Mexico since 2004...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nm, just reread, autoblog mentions it, just no one else. strange.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think mike's thinking of the five door hatchback, pictured above.
      banana2011
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW 1 series = guy on the left with crazy big eyes.

      http://www.entertainmentopia.com/images/articles/tv_testees_01.jpg
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