BMW Announces UK Prices And Specifications For The 1 Series | Part Three

The BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series

A range of optional equipment can be specified to further enhance the appeal of 1 Series ownership. BMW’s Business navigation system, which includes the fitment of the iDrive controller, can be added as can full leather upholstery, all round Park Distance Control and xenon headlights. A Comfort Package is another option that includes rain-sensing wipers, a Storage Package, cup holders, front armrest, interior auto-dimming mirrors and rear Park Distance Control. A six-speed automatic gearbox is also offered for buyers of 120i and 120d models. Comfort Access (keyless entry), Extended Voice Control and Professional navigation systems will appear some time after the model launch.

To complement the choice of specification, four engines are provided to suit each individual buyer’s requirements. The entry-level 116i has a 115bhp 1.6-litre Bi-VANOS petrol engine capable of a zero to 62mph time of 10.8 seconds and a top speed of 125mph, while still posting a 37.7mpg consumption figure; power being transmitted to the road via a five-speed manual gearbox. The other petrol engine to be offered is the VALVETRONIC 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit in the 120i with 150bhp on tap. This car achieves a zero to 62mph time of 8.7 seconds and maximum speed of 135mph and, like the two diesel-powered cars offered, comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

The current flagship of the 1 Series range is the 120d. Powered by a 163bhp 2.0-litre common-rail diesel engine this car achieves 49.6mpg but still records a 7.9 second zero to 62mph time and a 137mph top speed. Those who want to retain the driving dynamics of the 1 Series but be powered by a slightly tamer diesel can opt for the 118d and its 122bhp 2.0-litre engine. Averaging 50.4mpg this car promises to be frugal yet still achieve a zero to 62mph time of 10 seconds and reach a top speed of 125mph.

Published 20 May 2004 Melanie Carter

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