Very first wallpapers of the 2015 BMW 1 Series facelift are now available for download.
The recently revealed LCI has taken everyone by surprise. Contrary to exactly what we have actually seen in BMW facelifts before, the Bavarians have actually decided to go all-in with this refresh. Moving away from little and subtle touches, like we have actually seen on the recently unveiled 6 Series, the skilled design team reporting to Karim Habib and Adrian van Hooydonk have provided the 1 Series rather a facelift.
BMW designers have done comprehensive work on the vehicle’s lights and front fascia, where now the larger air consumption control the roadway.
The new 2015 BMW 1 Series facelift makes its public launching today. The stylish compact hatch builds atop the success of the somewhat questionable pre-facelifted design and comes to market to challenge the similarity Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. While the 1 Series Hatch is still a non-US affair, the enjoyment around the new facelift is still high. Karim Habib’s team has been hard at work trying to correct some of the design drawbacks of the previous generation and deliver on their promise of producing both emotional and superior automobiles.
The excellent changes of the light devices are not common of BMW facelifts in recent times and without a concern it recommends that BMW has picked up from the feedback received on the previous model. The headlights have actually been heavily revised and are now slimmer, more angular and with a sporty eyebrow that offers the front-end a more unified look.
The two-part taillights are the next huge change on the 1 Series Facelift. They now showcase drifting LED tubes inside the lights providing the vehicle a more dynamic appearance from behind. The modified tailgate concerns complete the brand-new butt design.
A newly designed BMW kidney grille and bigger air consumptions advise us that the 1 Series is a major hot hatch ready to take on any rivals.
Regardless of the modifications, the BMW 1 Series 2015 remains independent and optically not too near to the BMW 2 Series family.
The new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 Series designs likewise include a comprehensively revised engine line-up and extra measures designed to reduce fuel usage and emissions, enabling them to lead the way once again in the intro of new BMW EfficientDynamics innovation.
The option of engines offered for the new BMW 1 Series model range has been boosted by the addition of latest-generation petroleum and diesel systems with 3 and 4 cylinders. The torquey and high-revving engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology coordinate with rear-wheel drive– still a special selling point in the compact segment– to provide an appropriately extreme driving experience. It is all packed with an even more comprehensive spread of standard devices, an output boost for the six-cylinder in-line engine powering the BMW M135i M Efficiency Automobile and advanced innovations from BMW ConnectedDrive likewise imbue the brand’s hallmark characteristics with renewed vigor.
The 1 Series BMW now comes with an option of 5 fuel and five diesel motor choices. With fuel engines, only the BMW M135i is now offered with xDrive, while the diesel motor provide the option with the BMW 120d xDrive and BMW 118d xDrive, packing the required punch in both power and torque in the brand-new 1 Series models.
New generation of engines, new benchmarks in performance
An extensively upgraded line-up of engines and extended BMW EfficientDynamics innovation guarantee that the brand-new BMW 1 Series model range as soon as again sets brand-new requirements in its class by further lowering fuel consumption and emissions. BMW 1 Series consumers will certainly now be provided three-cylinder and four-cylinder power units from the BMW Group’s new engine family. The new performance pacesetter in the brand’s model range is the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 85 kW/116 hp and typical fuel usage of 3.4 litres/100 kilometres (83.1 mpg imp) incorporated with CO2 emissions of 89 g/km in the EU test cycle.
As an alternative to the standard six-speed handbook gearbox, there is the option of an eight-speed Steptronic transmission (standard in the BMW 125d, BMW 120d xDrive and BMW M135i xDrive). The current variation of the automatic unit now likewise provides transmission management supported by navigation information.
A 5 kW increase in output (to 240 kW/326 hp) from its six-cylinder in-line engine enables the brand-new BMW M135i (average fuel usage: 8.0 liters/100 km; CO2 emissions incorporated: 188 g/km) to strengthen its position as the elite sports entertainer in the BMW 1 Series’ competitive section. Like the BMW 120d and BMW 118d, the BMW M Efficiency Auto can also be specified with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system xDrive which, along with serving the reasons for traction and directional stability, also improves the car’s dynamics. The brand-new BMW M135i xDrive (typical fuel consumption: 7.8 liters/100 km.
BMW is unveiling an upgrade to the Navigation Maps in BMW automobiles. The Navigation system Specialist has stood for the supreme in convenience and info en path to the location since it was introduced. When coupleded with the most recent generation of this system, BMW ConnectedDrive allows routine automatic navigation updates. With the help of the vehicle’s built-in SIM card, the information is transferred over the air by means of the cellphone network, with no licensing fees or transmission expenses for completion user.
The sophisticated BMW navigation systems are quick, simple to make use of and reliable. Besides the car data and the route planning algorithms, current map product is of essential importance right here. Updated navigation maps keep the system informed of brand-new roadways and modified traffic designs. This information can be factored in for reliable route planning in the same method as details such as altered town limits can be transferred to the electrical system to help with anticipatory energy management.
To allow the navigation system to access the extremely latest map material at all times, BMW ConnectedDrive is taking a different strategy with the generation of the Navigation system Expert that is now offered. With this system, the navigation maps now update automatically, putting an end to the problem of outdated datasets.
The brand-new map information is just transmitted straight to the vehicle over the mobile phone network using the automobile’s built-in SIM card, thereby dispensing with the requirement for manual installation via an external data gadget.
This advanced option is consisted of as part of the Navigation system Expert, and clients do not have to pay either licensing expenses or information transmission charges. Besides automatic map updates, the ultra-fast transmission of extremely in-depth data over the air using a SIM card embedded in the automobile also leads the way for moving the Actual time Traffic Details (RTTI) utilized to optimise route computations.
At the 2015 CES, BMW is introducing a brand-new idea to showcase the newest developments in innovation coming from Munich. The BMW M4 Idea Iconic Lights showcases a new analysis of the twin round headlights including the laser lights technology.
In the back, the M4 Idea Iconic Lights sports brand-new OLED headlights which produce light from wafer-thin semiconducting layers of natural product.
The OLED aspects are really thin, with a thickness of simply 1.4 millimeters.
On the BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights design, BMW Organic Light is utilized in the tail lights and rear direction indicators. By triggering the OLED segments individually, it is possible to produce various rear lighting impacts in various driving modes. Whereas generally the L-shape is wide and uniformly illuminated, in Sport mode a different-shaped light pattern can be made use of by triggering just some of the OLED segments. The rear light then appears as a narrow, concentrated and greatly defined “strip” of light.
BMW initially provided a rear light cluster with OLED aspects on the BMW Vision Future Luxury idea model, makinged its world debut in Beijing in April 2014. BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights shows its own version of this design. Its M-style OLED rear light cluster marks a new evolution of the common BMW L-shaped lighting design which, with the BMW 7 Series launch, was strengthened with an unique “glowing” result.
BMW has yet to verify when the OLEDs will certainly make it into manufacturing, however our own sources say an M car with Organic Lights will certainly appear in 2016.
Each year, EAS tuning company participates with one of their BMW cars in an European Contest. They have actually previously gotten in with a supercharged E92 M3 and a supercharged E86 Z4M, but this was the first year EAS appeared with a turbocharged car. They went into the contest with a stunning Austin Yellow BMW F82 M4.
With their M4 taking down 559 hp and 605 ft-lbs of torque at the wheels, it is safe to assume that some some modifications were made prior to the occasion, all in order to assist this beast manage the race course. The upgrades include track day prepared functions and performance parts that assure this car can contend with the other automobiles attending, while likewise enhancing security. After the modifications were done to their BMW M4, they have actually entered it in the racing event and shown everyone what they are capable of structure.
For everybody that is interested in a full video that provides us an impression of the event, take a look at the footage embedded below.