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.