• Jun 7, 2011
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The all-new 2012 BMW 1 Series is expected to make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. When it does, it will be immediately evident that the 2012 1 Series is substantially different than the model it replaces. Having grown considerably over its predecessor, one might think the 2012 1 Series will be less fuel efficient than the outgoing model. However, that assumption doesn't seem to be true.

Case in point: scheduled for launch in late 2011 is the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition. The 116d is packed with fuel-saving technologies to keep its CO2 emissions below 99 grams per kilometer. BMW EfficientDynamics technology includes an optional eight-speed automatic transmission, a stop-start system for manual and automatic transmissions-equipped vehicles (sweet) and an Eco Pro mode activated by flipping a switch.

Other fuel-efficient engine options available in the 2012 1 Series include two turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline-fueled mills and a pair of turbo'd 2.0-liter oil burners, all with CO2 emissions of 137 g/km or less.




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The new BMW 1 Series

At a glance

* The new BMW 1 Series: the second generation of this pioneering premium compact range. Still the only rear-wheel-drive model in its class. Even more sporty and fuel-efficient than before, and significantly more comfortable and spacious. Outstanding interior and exclusive features, occupying a distinctive niche within its segment. Unique combination of premium-quality handling, aesthetics and innovative technology.

* Five doors. Bold, swept-back body; uniquely high-quality, sporty design with BMW's typically elegant proportions and boldly shaped surfaces. Youthful, lively image enhanced by design elements highlighting the maturity and premium status of the new BMW 1 Series. BMW Sport Line and BMW Urban Line provide added scope for personalization using exclusive interior and exterior design features and equipment.

* For the first time, all the petrol and diesel engines for the BMW 1 Series now feature new BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. A new generation of 1.6-litre petrol engines: BMW 116i with 100 kW/136 hp, BMW 118i with 125 kW/170 hp. Radically redesigned 2.0-litre diesel engines: BMW 116d with 85 kW/116 hp, BMW 118d with 105 kW/143 hp, BMW 120d with 135 kW/184 hp. Also scheduled for launch soon is the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition, with a 85-kW/116-hp 1.6 litre diesel engine and additional fuel-saving technologies that will keep CO2 emissions over the EU testing cycle down to just 99 g/km.

* BMW 1 Series still a market leader with its
BMW EfficientDynamics technology: first car in the world in its segment with optional eight-speed automatic transmission, Automatic Start/Stop function in both manual and automatic transmissions. ECO PRO mode is activated using the driving experience switch (included as standard).

* Significantly improved comfort and unique handling thanks to rear-wheel drive, in-line engines, perfectly balanced weight distribution and advanced suspension technology. Double-joint cross-strut front axle; five-link rear axle; high-precision electromechanical power steering with no interference from the drive train. Optional Variable Sports Steering; DSC Driving Stability Control including DTC Dynamic Traction Control and electronically locking rear differential as standard.

* Body 85 millimetres longer, wheelbase 30 millimetres longer, front track 51 millimetres wider and rear track 72 millimetres wider than previous model; height remains unchanged, but 17 millimetres of increased width create a more spacious interior and a sportier look. 21 millimetres more rear legroom; luggage compartment expanded from 330 to 360 litres; luggage capacity expandable to a maximum of 1,200 litres with rear seats folded down (40/20/40 seats available optionally). Large number of storage compartments, shelves and cupholders in cockpit.

* Highly torsion-resistant body for increased responsiveness and passenger protection. Comprehensive range of safety equipment including front, side and head airbags.

* High-quality interior with driver-friendly cockpit and outstanding materials and finishes; optional iDrive system with integral dashboard control display using the exclusive BMW flatscreen design.

* BMW ConnectedDrive: a comprehensive and (for a compact car) unique selection of optional driver assistance systems and mobility services. High-beam assistance, Adaptive Headlights, parking assistance, reversing camera, Lane Departure Warning including Collision Warning, cruise control with brake function, speed-limit and no-passing information, Internet connectivity, increased smartphone and music player integration, real-time traffic information, and web radio, Facebook and Twitter apps.

* Model versions:

BMW 118i: Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology package, consisting of twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC and Double-VANOS variable valve control,
capacity: 1, 598 cc, output: 125 kW/170 hp at 4,800 rpm,
maximum torque: 250 Nm at 1,500 – 4,500 rpm,
acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 7.4 seconds,
maximum speed: 225 km/h,
combined-cycle fuel consumption*: 5.8 – 5.9 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 134 – 137 g/km, emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 116i: Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology package, consisting of twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC and Double-VANOS variable valve control,
capacity: 1,598 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4, 400 rpm,
maximum torque: 220 Nm at 1,350 – 4, 300 rpm,
acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.5 seconds,
maximum speed: 210 km/h,
combined-cycle fuel consumption*: 5.5 – 5.7 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 129 – 132 g/km, emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 120d: Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology package, consisting of variable-geometry turbocharger, common-rail magnetic-valve direct injection
(max. injection pressure: 1,800 bar),
capacity: 1,955 cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at 4, 000 rpm,
maximum torque: 380 Nm at 1,750 – 2, 750 rpm,
acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 7.2 seconds,
maximum speed: 228 km/h,
combined-cycle fuel consumption*: 4.5 – 4.6 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 119 – 122 g/km, emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 118d: Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology package, consisting of variable-geometry turbocharger, common-rail, magnetic-valve direct injection (max. injection pressure: 1,600 bar),
capacity: 1,955 cc, output: 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm,
max. torque: 320 Nm at 1,750 – 2, 500 rpm,
acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.9 seconds,
maximum speed: 212 km/h,
combined-cycle fuel consumption*: 4.4 – 4.5 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 115 – 118 g/km, emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 116d: Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology package, consisting of variable-geometry turbocharger with common-rail, magnetic-valve direct injection (max. injection pressure: 1,600 bar),
capacity: 1,955 cc, output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4,000 rpm,
maximum torque: 260 Nm at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm,
acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 10.3 seconds,
maximum speed: 200 km/h,
combined-cycle fuel consumption*: 4.3 – 4.5 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 114 – 117 g/km, emissions standard: EU5.

* EU test figures, variations due to differences in the tyres fitted


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      EVnerdGene
      • 8 Hours Ago
      Wow. Make cars that get better gas mileage, and they also emit less CO2 !!!
      Ford Future
      • 8 Hours Ago
      Didn't MG make a car that looked like this?
      Ford Future
      • 8 Hours Ago
      Where's the Diesel Hybrid, or yes, and EV from BMW? I like it, looks good, with lots of space.
      Ford Future
      • 8 Hours Ago
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_MGB The BMW looks better.
      Kai F. Lahmann
      • 8 Hours Ago
      Yet another 99g compact. I must say, I'd expect a bit more from a company still known as one of the best engine builders worldwide.
      Ratieya
      • 8 Hours Ago
      It has another innovative fuel-saving feature that Pontiac developed 10 years ago and BMW is now implementing in its cars. It is a passive system, one that encourages its owner to walk wherever they need to go for fear of being seen driving such an ugly car.
        skierpage
        • 8 Hours Ago
        @Ratieya
        Genius! BMW's innovative P-AFB mode, Passive-Aggressive Fuel Bypass mode, activates primarily in daytime urban driving.
        reuben
        • 8 Hours Ago
        @Ratieya
        LMAO nice one!
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 8 Hours Ago
      they can do something when under pressure from EVs. but it's still not green. it's a heavy steel car running on fossil fuels and it's not even aerodynamic
        uncle_sam
        • 8 Hours Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        IT IS MEANT TO BE NOT AERODYNAMIC. You did not get it. A car needs to look like a horse drawn carriage. This is considered sporty among german car makers. They have absolutely no idea how to make an efficient EV. They lost it. We still need long hoods for big hungry engines. It isn't even a hybrid... oh well
      Peter
      • 8 Hours Ago
      They don't mention that the (presumably) 4 cylinder diesels won't be sold stateside due to "consumer expectations for the brand"
      Nick
      • 8 Hours Ago
      What mileage would it get, if it hadn't grown as much? Looks bloated.
      tantareanujellob
      • 8 Hours Ago
      All the CO2 in the world can't hide the ugly on that thing.
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