BMW 1 Series Hatchback

M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto [Tech 1/Plus Pack]

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£39,600.00

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CO2

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DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Active guard plus
  • Attentiveness assist
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system including 10.25" high resolution display and Intelligent Voice Assistant
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Connected eDrive Services
  • Eco pro mode
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Gearshift time display in manual mode
  • Head up Display
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • M Sports steering
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • On board computer
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Park assist including reversing assistant, lateral parking aid and reversing assist camera
  • Personal Profile
  • Pull away assistant
  • Speed limiter
  • Sporty fast gear shifting in sport mode
  • Wifi hotspot preparation
  • Cruise control with brake function (Available as no-cost option)
  • Lane departure warning system (Available as no-cost option)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control
  • BMW icon adaptive LED headlights
  • Body colour door handles
  • Cerium grey exterior mirror caps
  • Direction indicator side lights in exterior mirrors
  • Electric folding and anti dazzle exterior mirrors
  • Fading support
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front and rear electric windows with open and close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closing
  • Front door sill finishers with M135i designation
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side
  • High beam assistant
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • High gloss shadowline window frame, mirror frames and B/C pillar embelisher trim
  • High level third brake light
  • Kidney grille in Cerium Grey with Mesh design
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED eyebrow turn indicators
  • Lightweight engineering
  • M logo designation side in cerium grey
  • M performance exhaust system
  • M rear spoiler
  • Matt black air guide grilles
  • Model designation on right side of tailgate
  • Nearside reverse light in rear light cluster
  • Preparation for high beam assistant
  • Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear window wiper
  • Round exhaust system with twin cerium grey tailpipes in left and right split
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Sun protection glass
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Windscreen wipers with integrated washing jets
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 3 rear seat head restraints
  • 3 spoke M sports design leather steering wheel finished in nappa leather with specific M badge
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Anthracite Velour floor mats
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
  • Conditioned based service
  • Driver and front passenger seat heating
  • Driver side folding compartment in instrument panel
  • Folding rear clothes hook
  • Folding rear seats
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trim
  • Front Armrest foldable with integrated storage compartment
  • Front M seats
  • Glove compartment
  • Height adjustable front head restraints
  • Manual adjust steering wheel
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Rear seat backrest with manual 60:40 split folding with 3 top tether clips integrated on rear of seat panels
  • Steering wheel paddles
  • Storage compartment in centre console
  • Sun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab
  • Two zone automatic air conditioning
  • Welcome lighting
  • Manual adjust driver/passenger seats (Available as no-cost option)
  • Trigon cloth/alcantara upholstery (Available as no-cost option)
PACKS
  • Connected pack professional - 1 Series
  • Extended lighting pack - 1 Series M135i
  • Extended storage pack - 1 Series
  • Interior lights pack - 1 Series
  • Luggage compartment pack - 1 Series
  • M Sport aerodynamics pack - 1 Series 135i
SAFETY
  • 2 tone horn
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters, rear coded belt buckles
  • Airbags - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection
  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
  • Brake drying
  • Braking readiness
  • Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting + activation of safety battery terminal clamp
  • Driver and front passenger seat belt security check
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electrically operated hand brake
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
  • M Seatbelts
  • M Sport braking system
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Side impact protection
  • Torsen mechanical limited slip differential
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • City braking function (Available as no-cost option)
SECURITY
  • Automatic drive away locking facility
  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Deadlocking function system to all doors
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote control with integrated key with High-gloss Black inlay and M designation
  • Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm with remote control and immobiliser
TECHNICAL
  • Aluminium lightweight construction
  • Anti roll bar front and rear
  • Balancer shaft
  • Double VANOS
  • Drive Performance Control
  • Eight speed sport automatic transmission with electronic selector lever
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Engine cover with M performance designation
  • High precision injection
  • Larger fuel tank capacity (50 litres)
  • Launch control
  • M sports suspension + self levelling
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • VALVETRONIC engine management
TRIM
  • Contrast stitching on instrument panel
  • Illuminated Boston interior trim (Available as no-cost option)
WHEELS
  • BMW mobility system
  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres
  • 19" M V spoke Bi-colour alloy wheels finished in Cerium grey matt - style 557M (Available as no-cost option)
EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2 (g/km):154

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:181

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max:182

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min:177

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High:175

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max:176

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min:171

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High:156

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max:158

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min:152

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low:259

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max:261

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min:256

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium:176

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max:178

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min:173

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:1998

  • Compression Ratio:9.5:1

  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE

  • Cylinders:4

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):82

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):94.6

  • Engine Code:B48A20T1

  • Engine Layout:NORTH SOUTH

  • Fuel Delivery:TWIN TURBO

  • Gears:8 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:16

  • Transmission:SEMI-AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Combined (mpg):41.5

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):47.1

  • EC Urban (mpg):34.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:8

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max:8

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min:7.8

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High:7.7

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max:7.8

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min:7.5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High:6.9

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max:7

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min:6.7

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low:11.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max:11.5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min:11.3

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium:7.8

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max:7.8

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min:7.6

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:35.3

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max:35.3

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min:36.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High:36.7

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max:36.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min:37.7

  • WLTP - MPG - High:40.9

  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max:40.4

  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min:42.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Low:24.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max:24.6

  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min:25

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium:36.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max:36.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min:37.2

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:No

  • Badge Engine CC:2.0

  • Badge Power:306

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:i xDrive

  • Coin Series:[Tech 1/Plus]

  • Generation Mark:3

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:36E

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:6

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:3

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:83

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:87

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:5

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:76

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:72

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:24

  • Service Interval Mileage:18000

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:Unlimited

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:3

  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:Not Available

  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:Not Available

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):4.8

  • Engine Power - BHP:306

  • Engine Power - KW:225

  • Engine Power - RPM:5000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:332

  • Engine Torque - MKG:45.9

  • Engine Torque - NM:450

  • Engine Torque - RPM:1750

  • Top Speed:155

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:235/35 R19

  • Tyre Size Rear:235/35 R19

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Style:M V SPOKE STYLE 557M

  • Wheel Type:19" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1434

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4319

  • Wheelbase:2670

  • Width:1799

  • Width (including mirrors):2081

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):50

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2085

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1200

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):380

  • Max. Loading Weight:560

  • Max. Roof Load:75

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:Not Available

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1525

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:11.4

By Line

The third generation 1 Series looks to establish itself as the premium hatch of choice in a hotly-contested sector. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The MK3 version of BMW's 1 Series gets a new platform, a new drive layout and new engines. It's sleeker, lighter, safer, more practical and more efficient than before. And, the company reckons, it's still the most rewarding steer in the premium compact hatch sector. Big claims for an important car.

Background

Front wheel drive and BMW. Once, it was a phrase you'd never hear. But then the Munich maker introduced a front-driven platform into its 2 Series Active Tourer MPV. And now this layout's gone mainstream with the third generation version of the brand's smallest model, the 1 Series hatch. It's not so small these days, especially inside where the switch of drive layouts has freed up more room, particularly in the boot. But will the dynamic change of heart neutralise what has previously been this model line's greatest draw - uniquely rewarding handling? BMW says not - and provides a completely fresh range of engines to further sweeten the pill. On top of that there's a smarter cabin and upgraded safety. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Back at the launch of the very first 1 Series model in 2003, rear wheel drive was a non-negotiable part of BMW's engineering fabric. Yet this layout practically compromised both that MK1 model and its 2011 successor. And for what? The Munich maker's own research suggests that over 85% of 1 Series customers have no idea whether the drive wheels are front or rear. And whoever complained about the handling of a front-driven BMW-engineered MINI? If you opt for the brand's xDrive 4WD system of course, none of this will matter, but availability of that depends upon the engine you select, so let's take a look at the various powerplant options, all of them re-developed for this car. BMW expects the 150hp 118d diesel to be the big seller; for black pump variants, there's also a lesser 116hp 116d three cylinder 1.5-litre derivative and a more powerful 190hp 120d 2.0-litre model, the latter only offered with the xDrive system. That 4WD set-up is also a non-negotiable part of the top petrol M135i xDrive hot hatch variant (which offers 306hp), but most customers wanting to fuel from the green pump with this car will choose the 1.5-litre three cylinder 140hp unit powering the base 118i front-driven version. Three different transmissions are on offer, depending on variant. The 116d, the 118d and the 118i get an upgraded 6-speed manual gearbox and the two base three cylinder variants(116d and 118i) can also be ordered with an optional 7-speed Stepronic auto. At the top of the range, the brand's smooth 8-speed Steptronic Sport auto transmission is optional on the 118d and has to be had on the two top xDrive models.

Design and Build

The rather dumpy styling that characterised earlier 1 Series models is all forgotten now; this third generation model is much sleeker, with a more wedged shaped silhouette and a pronounced 'shark nose'. At the front, the BMW kidney grille is larger and, for the first time in this model range, the kidneys merge in the middle. The car features a shorter bonnet and significantly more space than before within a footprint almost identical to that of its predecessor. At 4,319 millimetres, the MK3 1 Series is 5mm shorter, 34mm wider and 13mm higher. The 2,670mm wheelbase meanwhile, is 20 millimetres shorter but despite that, thanks to the switch of drive layouts, there's significantly more cabin space than before. Passenger access is easier, particularly in the rear where there's an extra 33mm of knee room, 13mm more elbow room and 19mm more head room. The luggage compartment capacity rises by 20-litres to 380-litres (or 1,200-litres with the rear seat bench folded down). The minimum width of the luggage compartment has also increased by 67mm. Up-front, BMW's latest 'Live Cockpit Plus' infotainment package is standard giving you an 8.8-inch centre-dash screen and a 5.7-inch instrument cluster display. This set-up includes features such as a Touch Controller, a navigation system, two USB ports for data transfer and a WiFi interface.

Market and Model

Prices open at just under £25,000 and this time, there's only a single five-door body style. For the 118d diesel variant most will want, think just under £27,000. The top M135i xDrive flagship is priced from just under £36,500 and gets its own specific trim package. For most other variants, you'll choose between the brand's familiar 'SE', 'Sport' and 'M Sport' designations. As you'd hope given the premium pricing, even the base 'SE' comes with plenty - 16-inch light-alloy wheels for instance. But you'll probably want to upgrade yourself at least to a mid-range 'Sport' model, recognisable by its high-gloss black air inlets and chrome-framed front kidney grille. The 'M Sport' versions feature aerodynamic body styling as well as satin aluminium struts in the kidney grille whilst at this level in the range, the seat upholstery is in Dakota leather with contrast stitching. Across the range, infotainment technology has been boosted by the adoption of the brand's "Hey BMW' 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' which will allow you to operate many of the car's major functions by merely speaking a command. A Head-up display is now optional and extra camera safety kit includes 'Collision & Pedestrian Warning with City Braking' and 'Lane Departure warning' with steering impulse.

Cost of Ownership

The engine changes have been virtually all about improving efficiency. As a result, the volume 118d diesel can return up to 60.1mpg on the WLTP cycle and up to 108g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the three cylinder 116d diesel, the figures are up to 61.4mpg and 100g/km. And for the 120d xDrive, you're looking at up to 51.4mpg and up to 117g/km. As for petrol power, well the base three cylinder 118i manages up to 47.1mpg and up to 114g/km, while the top M135i xDrive hot hatch delivers up to 35.3mpg and up to 155g/km. Specify auto transmission and this car can be particularly efficient thanks to intelligent connectivity that enables the two auto gearboxes to adapt their shift strategy according to the planned route and driving situation. If the BMW 1 Series is equipped with Active Cruise Control, both transmissions will factor in the data from this system and the standard Navigation, to avoid unnecessary gear changes in a quick succession of bends. Across the range, efficiency is also aided by coasting and Auto Start Stop functions that take their cue from the data supplied by the navigation system, the front-mounted camera and the sensors for the optional driving assistance systems. The coasting function de-couples the powertrain from the transmission at cruising speeds when the car is running in either its 'Comfort' or 'ECO PRO' driving modes.

Summary

We can't help feeling a little disappointed that BMW's MK3 1 Series has abandoned its unique rear-driven selling point. But at the same time, we can't help being impressed by the way that the Munich maker has managed to retain so much of this car's eager, dynamic character, despite the fundamental engineering changes visited upon it. Sales will also be boosted by the fact that this is the first 1 Series with really sleek looks, proper rear passenger space and a decent boot. And it's far better prepared than its predecessor in terms of media connectivity and camera-driven safety provision. About to choose a Mercedes A-Class or an Audi A3? You really ought to try one of these too. You might be surprised just how much you like it.