Thanks to its classic rear-wheel drive, state-of-the-art 4-cylinder engines and hallmark brand proportions, the new version of the compact five-door model is truly impressive with its sporty driving dynamics, unique handling qualities and innovative elegance. From spring 2012, the M Sports package is now also available for the new BMW 1 Series, providing an especially intense driving experience. High-quality components such as the M Sports suspension lowered by 10 millimetres with tighter spring/shock absorber settings and harder anti-roll bars tangibly emphasise the active driving character of this BMW, with an extended wheelbase as compared to the predecessor model and a wider track width providing the perfect basis. An M Sports brake is optionally available as an exclusive feature with the M Sports package, except for the models BMW 125i and 125d. It consists of aluminium multi-piston fixed calipers finished in dark blue metallic bearing the BMW M logo and 17-inch lightweight construction brake discs. This further enhances the driving dynamics potential of the compact five-door model. Another such feature is the 17 or 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double spoke styling with mixed tyres.
In addition to the M aerodynamic package with numerous body components for the front, side and rear sections and the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, the exterior paint finish in Estoril Blue 2 metallic optionally available exclusively with the M Sports package ensures an unmistakably sporty look. Inside the vehicle, components such as aluminium door sill cover strips with M emblem, M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, M footrest and M gearshift lever help go together to create a sporty, elegant feel. The driver and front passenger sit on sports seats available exclusively for the M Sports package in Hexagon Anthracite fabric/Alcantara with contrast stitching in Royal Blue. Furthermore, the driver has the use of a sports-style instrument panel with red accentuations and chrono scaling. The M Sports package is rounded off with interior strips in the equally exclusive Aluminium Hexagon finish with accentuation strip either in Estoril Blue matt or high-gloss Black and an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual roof liner.
The new BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition sets impressive new standards, further extending the leadership of BMW diesel technology in terms of efficiency. It is powered by a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine and features additional measures to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, with further optimised factors as engine efficiency, aerodynamic properties and rolling resistance. In this way it is able to deliver a maximum output of 85 kW/116 bhp at 4,000 rpm, developing a torque of 260 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The new BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition is fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission and accelerates in 10.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, with a top speed of 195 km/h. Its average fuel consumption is unbeatably economical at 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres, with CO2 emissions of only 99 grams per kilometre.
With its new engines, the BMW 1 Series five-door model once again takes the lead in its segment, extending its lead as the sportiest and also most efficient vehicle in its class.
Finally, BMW BluePerformance Technology is now optionally available for the BMW 120d, allowing the emission levels of the well-established diesel engine to be optimised even further. As well as the diesel particulate filter and oxidation catalytic converter, an additional NOX catalyst storage makes for a further reduction of the nitrogen oxides contained in exhaust gas, which means that the BMW 120d BluePerformance already meets the requirements of the EU6 emission standard due to take effect from 2014.
The Edition Exclusive is an especially stylish version of the BMW 1 Series Coupé and the BMW 1 Series Convertible. Here the vehicle's appearance is enhanced by means of window cavity covers and side frame strips in Chrome Line or the optional BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line. Another eye-catching feature is the range of light alloy wheels available in 16, 17 and 18-inch format (depending on engine type). The customer can opt for the exclusive body finish in Mineral Grey metallic or else one of five finishes drawn from the standard portfolio. A further dash of colour is provided by the exterior mirrors in Oxide Silver matt finish. Exhaust covers and longitudinal kidney grille bars in chrome (for all engine types) complete the package of body features.
Boston leather trim characterises the interior of the Edition Exclusive. The seats are finished either in Pearl Grey with grey contrast stitching or in black with white contrast stitching. The refined ambience is supplemented with door sill cover strips featuring BMW Edition lettering, interior strips in aluminium accentuation polish or in the optional fine wood finish Fineline Anthracite, an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual roof liner for the 1 Series Coupé and floor mats with welt in matching colour. The Edition Exclusive is rounded off with a new sports steering wheel featuring attractive chrome trim including multifunction and a handbrake handle with decor trim element in chrome.
The Edition Sport further boosts the athletic potential of the BMW 1 Series Coupé and the BMW 1 Series Convertible. In addition to the M Sports chassis, the equipment features for both interior and exterior help further intensify the dynamic driving experience. The athletic ambitions of vehicles featuring the M aerodynamic package are also given visual emphasis with the exclusive paint finish Carbon Black metallic as well as 17 and 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double spoke design. The exclusive appearance is also supported by window cavity covers in BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line (or alternatively Chrome Line Exterior) and exterior mirrors finished in black. A dash of sporty flair is also added by the longitudinal kidney grille bars in high-gloss black, rear lights in Blackline Design and chrome exhaust covers.
On the inside, sports seats, the M leather steering wheel (including multifunction), stainless steel pedals and the M footrest in aluminium reflect the exclusivity of the edition model. The M gearshift lever and handbrake handle including gaiter are finished in embossed soft nappa leather. The equipment features of the Edition Sport are rounded off with seat covers and door trim in the fabric/Sensatec combination Flashpoint Black (alternative: optional Boston leather trim in black) with contrast stitching in blue, interior strips in aluminium glacier silver and matching floor mats with blue welt.