2015 BMW 1 Series shows its new face, new engines and less emission [+Video]

The BMW 1 Series has just received its Life Cycle Impulse (LCI), after four years in the market. The nose and tail gets a significant redesign, making it look like almost an all-new car. Not only that, the new 1 Series is equipped with the latest version of BMW’s EfficientDynamics technology to further bring down the emission and the fuel consumption.

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NameBMW 116dBMW 118dBMW 120d
Engine1,496 cc 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel1,995 cc 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel1,995 cc 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel
Max Power116 hp @ 4,000 rpm150 hp @ 4,000 rpm190 hp @ 4,000 rpm
Max Torque270 Nm @ 1,750 – 2,250 rpm320 Nm @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm400 Nm @ 1,750 – 2,500 rpm
0-100 km/h10.3 seconds8.3 seconds / 8.1 seconds (auto) / 8.4 seconds (xDrive)7.1 seconds / 7.0 seconds (auto) / 6.8 seconds (xDrive)
Top Speed200 km/h212 km/h / 210 km/h (xDrive)228 km/h / 222 km/h (xDrive)
Fuel Consumption3.7 – 4.1 l/100 km / 3.6 – 4.1 l/100 km (auto)4.0 – 4.3 l/100 km / 3.8 – 4.2 l/100 km (auto) / 4.3 – 4.7 l/100 km (xDrive)4.1 – 4.5 l/100 km / 3.9 – 4.3 l/100 km (auto) / 4.3 – 4.7 l/100 km (xDrive)


NameBMW 125dBMW 116iBMW 118i
Engine1,995 cc 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel1,499 cc 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo1,598 cc 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo
Max Power224 hp @ 4,400 rpm109 hp @ 4,500 – 6,000 rpm136 hp @ 4,400 – 6,450 rpm
Max Torque450 Nm @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm180 Nm @ 1,250 rpm220 Nm @ 1,350 – 4,300 rpm
0-100 km/h6.3 seconds10.9 seconds8.5 seconds / 8.7 seconds (auto)
Top Speed240 km/h195 km/h210 km/h
Fuel Consumption4.3 – 4.6 l/100 km5.0 – 5.4 l/100 km5.4 – 5.7 l/100 km / 5.6 – 5.9 l/100 km (auto)


NameBMW 120iBMW 125iBMW M135i
Engine1,598 cc 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo1,997 cc 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo2,979 cc 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo
Max Power177 hp @ 4,400 – 6,450 rpm218 hp @ 5,000 rpm326 hp @ 5,800 – 6,000 rpm
Max Torque250 Nm @ 1,500 – 4,500 rpm310 Nm @ 1,350 – 4,800 rpm450 Nm @ 1,300 – 4,500 rpm
0-100 km/h7.4 seconds / 7.2 seconds (auto)6.4 seconds / 6.2 seconds (auto)5.1 seconds / 4.9 seconds (auto) / 4.7 seconds (xDrive)
Top Speed225 km/h / 222 km/h (auto)245 km/h / 243 km.h (auto)250 km/h
Fuel Consumption5.7 – 6.0 l/100 km / 5.6 – 5.9 l/100 km (auto)6.6 – 6.7 l/100 km / 6.3 – 6.5 l/100 km (auto)8.0 l/100km / 7.5 l/100 km (auto) / 7.8 l/100 km (xDrive)


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Available in both three and five door guise, the new 1 Series is offered in a wide range of engines ranging from the new 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol and diesel in the 116i and the 116d, all the way up to the 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo in the M135i.


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The outgoing 1 Series had a face that only a mother could love, but BMW did the right thing by giving it a face that’s easier to everyone’s eyes. A new pair of kidney grille is complemented by a pair of new headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights as standard. This requires for a new bumper to be fitted, with a trio of redesigned apertures.

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The back now looks more like a BMW with the new L-shaped LED tail lamps that stretches across the boot. Below that, a pair of reflectors have been added to the reshaped rear bumper.


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The interior is mostly left untouched, which is fine the way it is. Although standard equipment now includes auto air cond and wipers, BMW Radio Professional and iDrive with a high-res 6.5-inch screen, as well as Tyre Pressure Indicator. Seat design, upholstery, and trims varies from the choice of Advantage, Sport Line, Urban Line, and M Sport packages.


The 116d occupies the bottom of the diesel range with a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel engine generating a measly 116 hp but 270 Nm of torque. It’s a frugal diesel mill too, in the 116d EfficientDynamics Edition it averages 3.4 – 3.8 l/100 km.

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Another diesel engine offered is a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo in the 118d, 120d, and 125d. In the 118d it produces 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque, while in the 120d it produces 40 hp more and 80 Nm more torque than the 118d.

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The 125d is the most powerful diesel 1 Series, pushing out 224 hp and a heady 450 Nm of torque. It gets from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds with a top speed of 240 km/h.

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The petrol range kicks off with the 116i with a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo generating just 109 hp and 180 Nm of torque. Next is the 118i and the 120i with a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo. Power output is 136 hp and 220 Nm for the former and 177 hp and 250 Nm for the latter.

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A petrol 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo can be found in the 125i. Here it produces 218 hp and 310 Nm of torque, sending the 125i from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and all the way to the top speed of 245 km/h.

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Topping the 1 Series range is the hot M135i, the only 1 series with a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo powerplant. Developing 326 hp and 450 Nm of torque, it can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds while the top speed is capped at 250 km/h.

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Depending on the variant, a choice of a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic gearbox are offered, and the 8-speed auto has been reprogrammed for better efficiency with transmission management supported by navigation data.


Every 1 Series is rear-wheel driven, but the 118d, 120d, and the M135i have the option for the xDrive all-wheel drive system. Customers can further enhance their 1 Series’ handling with the optional Variable Sports Steering, adaptive suspension, M sport suspension, and M Sport braking system.

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Additionally, the BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance system now includes the camera-based Driving Assistant, rear-view camera and Speed Limit Info system with No Passing Info display, the radar-based Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function, and the latest version of Parking Assistant with automatic transverse parking.

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The updated 1 Series is expected to make its public debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March, but no date has been set yet for the Malaysian launch. So in the meantime, feast your eyes to the image gallery below.





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