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BMW’s new 1 Series arrives in Ireland in September

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 3:59pm

Now in its third generation, the BMW 1 Series features a dynamic design, roomier interior, a raft of cutting-edge technologies as well as BMW’s trademark agility and superior performance.

It features a shorter bonnet and significantly more space within a footprint almost identical to that of its predecessor. At 4,319 millimetres, the new BMW 1 Series is five millimetres shorter, 34 millimetres wider and 13 millimetres higher. At 2,670 millimetres, the wheelbase is 20 millimetres shorter.

The front-wheel-drive architecture with transverse engines and a lower centre tunnel offers the occupants more space than in the predecessor. This applies especially to those in the rear seats.

Access is easier and there is an extra 33 millimetres of kneeroom available. Rear headroom is up by 19 millimetres when the outward opening panoramic sunroof is fitted. Rear passengers also enjoy 13 millimetres more elbowroom, while the driver and front passenger get an extra 42 millimetres in this respect.

Luggage compartment capacity rises by 20 litres to 380 litres (1,200 litres with the rear seat bench folded down). The minimum width of the luggage compartment has also increased by 67 millimetres. An electrically operated tailgate is now optionally available for the BMW 1 Series for the first time.

The interior has more space and features high-quality materials throughout, driver-focused controls and innovative details, such as backlit trim strips. The BMW 1 Series with optional BMW live cockpit professional features the new BMW Operating System 7.0 – with optional gesture control – which can be controlled via 10.25 inch screen.

The new BMW 1 Series features the actuator contiguous wheel slip limitation (ARB) technology used in the BMW i3s. This is the first time it has been used in a combustion-engine car and it has the effect of significantly improving traction when pulling away, cornering or when driving in the wet. The system works in close tandem with the DSC system to significantly reduce power understeer.

ARB is assisted in its task by BMW Performance Control. This feature, which is also included as standard on the BMW 1 Series, gives it more agile handling by intelligently applying the brakes at the wheels on the inside of the bend.

This suppresses any initial understeer and gives the car neutral steering behaviour. Alternatively, drivers can engage the DSC system’s propulsion-optimised Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) setting, which allows a greater degree of slip at the driven wheels and thereby paving the way for a ‘sportier’ driving style.

The all-new BMW 1 Series is powered by three-cylinder and four-cylinder engines with a choice of three diesel and two petrol engines at launch. Improvement in the power units’ efficiency have resulted in higher real-world fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions.

Performance characteristics have likewise been enhanced and, in some cases, output has been increased too. The line-up is spearheaded by the newly developed power unit for the BMW M135i xDrive, the BMW Group’s most powerful four-cylinder engine.

In the 1.5 litre three-cylinder engine powering the entry level BMW 118i, modifications have cut CO2 emissions by 29g/km at the same time as boosting maximum power output by 4hp to 140hp.

The power unit, which is five kilograms lighter than the one it replaces, generates peak torque of 220Nm. The BMW 118i accelerates from zero to 100kph in 8.5 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 212kph.

It posts combined fuel consumption of 47.1-40.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 123-114g/km.

The newly developed 2.0 litre unit under the bonnet of the M135i xDrive model is BMW Group’s most powerful four-cylinder petrol engine. It delivers 306hp with the help of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and peak torque is 450Nm.

It accelerates from zero to 100kph in 4.8 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250kph. The M135i xDrive returns 35.3-34.4mpg and emits 157-155g/km of CO2.

Three diesel units will be available for the new BMW 1 Series from launch and upgrades have brought about a reduction in fuel consumption – and therefore CO2 emissions – of around five per cent, at the same time as lowering other pollutant emissions.

The BMW 116d is powered by a 1.5 litre 116hp three-cylinder engine with a maximum torque of 270Nm, while returning 61.4-54.3mpg and emitting CO2 of 103-100g/km. This is sufficient for a top speed of 200kph and a zero to 100kph benchmark time of 10.3 seconds (10.1 seconds with the seven-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission).

The BMW 118d and 120d xDrive, which feature two-stage turbocharging, are powered by 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel engines. The 118d returns 60.1-51.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 111-108 g/km. The output of the BMW 118d peaks at 150hp while maximum torque is 350Nm. The zero to 100kph sprint takes 8.5 seconds (8.4 seconds with eight-speed Steptronic transmission) and top speed is 218kph (214kph with Steptronic).

The BMW 120d xDrive features BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and the eight- speed Steptronic automatic transmission as standard. Its four-cylinder power unit produces 190hp and a peak torque of 400Nm. The 120d xDrive accelerates from zero to 100kph in 7.0 seconds reaching a top speed of 230kph. Combined fuel consumption is at 51.4-48.7mpg while emitting 119-117g/km CO2.

The all-new BMW 1 Series is available to order now with first customer deliveries expected from September 2019 and prices starting from €33,205.

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