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Analysis: New BMW 1 Series Three-Door and M135i

1-series | May 13th, 2012 by 7
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BMW just lifted the veil off their F20 1 series 3 door hatch which replaces the E81 1 Series 3-door . As with the previous …

BMW just lifted the veil off their F20 1 series 3 door hatch which replaces the E81 1 Series 3-door . As with the previous version, the F20 1 Series 3-door aims to provide a more sporting car than the four door hatch. Given its unique front engine rear wheel drive “drivers car” lay out of the 1 series, BMW has proven its commitment to a providing a true enthusiast car in this compact segment and puts a new M135i as the exclamation mark on it!

BMW has added two unique variants the 114i and the M135i, not present in the E81 1 series chassis. The M135i marks the first time BMW has added an M Performance model to this compact segment. It boast a 320hp turbocharged N52 in-line 6 cylinder.

Analysis: New BMW 1 Series Three Door and M135i

The new F20 boasts a much improved cabin with more interior space an updated iDrive and optional ConnectedDrive mobility services. The rear seat of the new 1 Series three door can be configured for two or three passengers. Overall cabin touches have been upgraded to provide a more upscale feel.

Compared to the E81 1 series 3 door hatch, the F20 3 door profits from an increased body length of 85 millimeters, and increased wheel base of 30mm, a wider front and rear track of 51mm and 72 mm respectively. Even the width of the F20 1 3 door was extended 17 millimeters. BMW took the time, effort and expense to make the 1 series 3 door hatch a truly unique car.

Styling cues are highlighted by the twin wide windowless doors. The rear side windows flow into the rear end to meet the C pillar where the Hofmeister kink can be recognized enabling a rather flat extended roofline. The base of the car has contoured side skirts that seem to sweep along. These side skirts protrude out giving the F20 3 door hatch a more widened aggressive stance.

Analysis: New BMW 1 Series Three Door and M135i

For the first time ever in the 1 series, BMW will make available xDrive all-wheel drive though in only two models, the 135i xDrive model and the 120d xDrive. The xDrive feature will appear on the 5 door hatch. This is a new option since the 1 series 5-door hatchʼs introduction in July 2011. The six speed manual transmission comes standard and the eight-speed transmission is optional. Auto Start Stop is standard across the line.

BMW is offering the 1 series coupe in base trim but for those who desire a more customized look they offer the BMW Sport Line, BMW Urban Line and the M Sport Package. The BMW Sport Line is distinguished by exterior elements finished in high- gloss black: the kidney grille slats, the strut and the bezels for the inlet vents, as well as the trim on the rear bumper. The BMW Urban Line package comes with chrome kidney grille slats having white sides, as well as a white strut across the front center air intake.

To help slow down the 320 hp BMW M Performance M135i, it sports fixed calipers with four-piston units on the front axle and two-piston calipers in the rear with oversized brake discs and dark blue metallic calipers bearing the M logo. The M Sport Brake System is also available on all of the other models in the new optional M Sport Package.

A selection of three non-metallic colors and eight metallic paint finishes are offered for the exterior of the new three-door BMW 1 Series. One non-metallic and five metallic colors are available for the M135i model.

See here for our review of 118i 5 door hatch at its launch July 2011

 

E81 Model Variants:

116i, 118i, 120i, 130i, 116d, 118d, 120d and the 123d

F20 Model Variants:
114i, 116i, 125i, M135i, 116d, 118d, and the 125d

BMW M135i: Straight six-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology comprising Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection system High Precision Injection, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS,

Displacement: 2 979 cc, power output: 235 kW/320 hp at 5 800 rpm, Max. torque: 450 Nm at 1 300 – 4 500 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds) Top speed: 250 km/h,

Average fuel consumption: 8 litres (7.5 litres)/100 km, CO2 emissions: 188 g/km (175 g/km)

BMW 125i: Straight four-cylinder petrol engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection system High Precision Injection, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS,
Displacement: 1 995 cc, power output: 160 kW/218 hp at 5 000 rpm, Max. torque: 310 Nm at 1 350 – 4 800 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 6.4 seconds (automatic: 6.2 seconds),
Top speed: 245 km/h (243 km/h),
Average fuel consumption: 6.6 litres (6.4 litres)/100 km,
CO2 emissions: 154 g/km (149 g/km), emissions standard: EU5.

BMW 116i: Straight four-cylinder petrol engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection system High Precision Injection, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS,
Displacement: 1 598 cc, power output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4 350 rpm, Max. torque: 220 Nm at 1 350 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.5 seconds (automatic: 8.7 seconds),
Top speed: 210 km/h,
Average fuel consumption*: 5.5 – 5.7 litres (5.6 – 5.8 litres)/100 km,
CO2 emissions*: 129 – 132 g/km (131 – 134 g/km)

BMW 114i: Straight four-cylinder petrol engine wit

BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection system High Precision Injection, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS,
Displacement: 1 598 cm3, power output: 75 kW/102 hp at 4 000 rpm, Max. torque: 180 Nm at 1 100 rpm,

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]:11.2 seconds,
Top speed: 195 km/h
Average fuel consumption*: 5.5 – 5.7 litres/100 km CO2 emissions*: 129 – 132 g/km,

BMW 125d: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising multi-stage turbocharging with variable intake geometry for the high-pressure charger, Common Rail Direct Injection with piezo injectors (max. injection pressure: 1 800 bar), Displacement: 1 995 cm3, power output: 160 kW/218 hp at 4 000 rpm, Max. torque: 450 Nm between 1 500 and 2 500 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 6.5 seconds (automatic: 6.3 seconds)
Top speed: 240 km/h
Average fuel consumption: 4.9 litres (4.8 litres)/100 km
CO2 emissions: 129 g/km (126 g/km),

BMW 118d: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising turbocharger with variable intake geometry, Common Rail Direct injection with solenoid valve injectors (max. injection pressure: 1 600 bar),

Displacement: 1 995 cm3, power output 105 kW/143 hp at 4 000 rpm Max. torque 320 Nm between 1 750 and 2 500 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.9 seconds (automatic: 8.6 seconds) Top speed: 212 km/h

Average fuel consumption*: 4.4 – 4.5 litres (4.4 – 4.5 litres)/100 km, CO2 emissions*: 115 – 118 g/km (116 – 119 g/km)

BMW 116d: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising turbocharger with variable intake geometry, Common Rail Direct injection with solenoid valve injectors (max. injection pressure: 1 600 bar),

Displacement: 1 995 cm3, power output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4 000 rpm, Max. torque: 260 Nm between 1 750 and 2 500 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 10.3 seconds
Top speed: 200 km/h

Average fuel consumption*: 4.3 – 4.5 liters (automatic: 4.4 – 4.5 liters)/100 km
CO2 emissions*: 114 – 117 g/km (115 – 119 g/km)

BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising turbocharger with variable intake geometry, Common Rail Direct injection with solenoid valve injectors (max. injection pressure: 1 600 bar),
Displacement: 1 598 cm3, power output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4 000 rpm Max. torque: 260 Nm between 1 750 – 2 500 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 10.5 seconds
Top speed: 195 km/h,
Average fuel consumption: 3.8 liters/100 km
CO2 emissions: 99 g/km

 

  • http://twitter.com/135Misha Misha Nikolich

    Nice write up Chuck. The new M135i hatch is a great car with everyday usability and sport driving dynamics. I believe some customers in the U.S. would like it if BMW offered a hatch variant and a diesel engine model.

  • http://twitter.com/ChuckVossler Chuck Vossler

    Thanks! Love the 1 series hatch. Put 1800km on a 118i six speed manual last summer in a 5 country road trip that started/ended in Munich Awesome car. Think the 125d and M135i would be a great duo to bring to the US – Please BMW!!!

  • Giom

    It’s beautiful! So elegant.

  • Mateo

    lets play a game:

    guess the price of 114i in EU

    i say 23000 euros

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  • mckillio

    What happened to BMW using .5l per cylinder? I’m surprised they didn’t use a 1.5l 3-cylinder for the 114i and 116i.

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkansntrk Utkan Umit Senturk

    116d has 1560 cc

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