New BMW 1 Series
New BMW 1 Series

From launch, the second generation BMW 1 Series will be available with the choice of two new generation, four-cylinder petrol engines and three redesigned four-cylinder diesel units.

For the first time, a BMW four-cylinder engine has been fitted with TwinPower Turbo technology. The new all-alloy 1.6 litre unit features a twin-scroll turbocharger, a High Precision Direct Injection system, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and Double-VANOS variable camshaft control. The new feature also features BMW's EfficientDynamics technologies, improving fuel efficiency and emissions whilst increasing driving enjoyment.

The BMW 1118i has a maximum output of 170hp at 4800rpm with maximum torque of 220Nm between 1500 and 4300rpm. 0-62mph is achieved in 7.4 seconds with a maximum speed of 140mph. On the combined cycle, fuel consumption is 47.9mpg and 137g/km CO2 emissions.

The new BMW 116i, with the four cylinder TwinPower engine provides 136hp at 4400rpm with maximum torque of 220Nm between 1350 and 4300rpm. From standstill, 62mph is reached in 8.5 seconds taking the car on to a maximum speed of 130mph. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 49.6mpg and 132g/km CO2 emissions, which rise to 134g/km with the eight-speed automatic transmissions.

Modifications have been made to the 2.0 litre diesel engine for the new BMW 1 Series, including aluminium crankcases, reduced engine friction, thermodynamically optimised turbochargers with variable turbine geometry and next generation common rail injection.

The new BMW 120d offers a 7hp increase over the model it replaces, with 184hp at 4000rpm. 30Nm of additional torque is available, taking the figure to 380Nm between 17500 and 2750rpm. 0-62mph is achieved in 7.2 seconds with a top speed of 142mph which still obtaining 62.8mpg fuel consumption on the combined cycle with 119g/km of CO2 emissions.

The BMW 118d provides maximum output of 143hp at 4300rpm and 320Nm of torque between 1750 and 2500rpm. This equates to a 0-62mph time of 8.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 132mph. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 62.8mpg and 118g/km CO2 emissions.

The new BMW 116d offers 116hp and 260Nm of torque between 1750 and 2500rpm with a 0-62mpg time of 10.3 seconds and a top speed of 124mph. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 117g/km.

The new BMW 1 Series is available with a six speed manual transmissions or a new eight speed automatic transmission. For the automatic, a Sport configuration can be specified which features more dynamic gear changes and gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.

Model Power Torque 0-62mph Top Speed Combined mpg CO2 Emissions OTR Price
BMW 116i 136 220 8.5 130 49.6 132 £19375
BMW 118i 170 250 7.4 140 47.9 137 £21985
BMW 116d 116 260 10.3 124 62.8 117 £20195
BMW 118d 143 320 8.9 132 62.8 118 £22030
BMW 120d 184 380 7.2 142 62.8 119 £23480

Published : 02/08/11 Author : Staff

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