When the new BMW 1 Series F40 celebrates its market launch in September 2019, the price question will come into play for many BMW customers. Even without an official price list, we can already reveal the basic prices of the five engines available at the launch and therefore offer at least a good starting point.
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The BMW 118i with its three-cylinder engine, manual six-speed gearbox and front-wheel drive marks the entry into the world of the third generation 1 Series. The prices for the entry-level 1er start at 28,200 euros, about a 1,000 euros over an identically motorized 1er of the previous generation: The 118i F20 was last available at prices from 27,150 euros.
The cheapest diesel is, as usual, a bit more expensive: For a new BMW 116d with three-cylinder engine, customer will have to pay at least 29,900 euros, which is 650 euros more than its predecessor. The cheapest four-cylinder is the 118d, which is even 1,150 euros above the F20 with a base price of 32,400 euros.
Top diesel and cheapest all-wheel-drive is the new BMW 120d xDrive, which is always equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission. The base price of 38,400 euros is 200 euros below the level of its predecessor, which was only available in conjunction with the Advantage equipment package.
The undisputed top model, the BMW M135i xDrive, costs at least 48,900 euros. Therefore, it is at first glance significantly cheaper than the BMW M140i xDrive – 50,550 euro. Customers also get 34 hp and two cylinders less. It should also be noted that the previous M140i was also available with only two driven wheels, so the base price for the five-door was 48,500 euros. If you go even further back in history, the M135i F20, the three-door with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, was available from 39,850 euros.
There are of course far more standard features in today’s BMWs so pricing has often been adjusted to reflect that.
2019 BMW 1 Series: F40 prices compared to the F20
BMW 118i F40: from 28,200 euros (F20: 27,150 euros)
BMW 116d F40: from 29,900 euros (F20: 29,250 euros)
BMW 118d F40: from 32,400 euros (F20: 31,250 euros)
BMW 120d xDrive F40: from 38.400 Euro (F20: 38.600 Euro)
BMW M135i xDrive F40: from 48,900 euros (M140i F20: 50,550 euros)