• June 15, 2011

The New BMW 1 Series – A Review

BMW is considered to be the most prestigious, legendry and luxury brand in the field of automobiles. The BMW 1 Series, produced in Leipzig, Germany at BMW’s factory, is the first line of small family cars, introduced in 2004. The new BMW 1 Series is rumored to be released in 2012 with the official name F20. According to the Auto Company BMW press release, it features chassis, hardware and electronic elements with a sportier look. It is more comfortable, spacious and fuel-efficient than before.

A five door car with a luxurious exterior and interior gives you an amazing driving experience. The two lines of upscale small cars including BMW Sport Line and BMW Urban Line are a true masterpiece of ground-breaking technology. Fast, Black and bold, this series features new BMW Twin Power Turbo technology for both petrol and diesel engines.

New BMW 1 Series

BMW Efficient Dynamics technology offers optional eight-speed automatic transmission. A driving switch also activates ECO PRO mode. Optional Variable Sports Steering includes more controls i-e Driving Stability Control (DSC) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)

The car body has the following improvements than the previous BMW1 series.

  • The car is 85 mm longer in length and has 17mm more width.
  • The wheelbase is 30 mm longer with front track 51 mm and rear track 72 mm wider than the previous model.
  • In terms of luggage storage the new BMW 1 series gives a terrific response with luggage compartments expanded from 330 to 360 litres. Back seats can be folded and cockpit has large number of shelves, cup holders and cargo compartments.
  • Passenger’s protection and safety is made more secure by front, side and head airbags, and torsion-resistant body.

BMW Connected Drive offers a variety of tools for driver’s assistance. Some main assistive features include:

  • Lane Departure Warning  and Collision Warning
  • Cruise control with brake function speed-limit and no-passing information
  • Internet connectivity with web radio, Facebook and Twitter apps
  • High-beam assistance, Adaptive Headlights, reversing camera and parking assistance

BMW iDrive system features a remarkable dashboard control display using the incredible BMW flat screen design.

The New BMW1 series offers five models.

  1. BMW 118i
  2. BMW 116i
  3. BMW 120d
  4. BMW 118d
  5. BMW 116d

Both BMW 118i and 116i have petrol engines with capacity of 1, 598 cc. and the additive excellence of High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC, twin-scroll turbocharger and Double-VANOS variable valve control. However there is some difference in specifications

1. BMW 118i

Four –line-cylinder has:

  • Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h] in 7.4 seconds
  • Maximum speed of 225 km/h
  • And Output Performance  of 125 kW/170 hp at 4,800 rpm

2. BMW 116i

BMW 116i’s four- line-cylinder offers:

  • Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h] in 8.5 seconds
  • Maximum speed of 210 km/h
  • And Output Performance  of 100 kW/136 hp at 4, 400 rpm

BMW 120d, BMW 118d and BMW 116d have some commonality in features which include variable-geometry turbocharger, common-rail magnetic-valve direct injection and engines have capacity of 1,955 cc. On the other hand some diverge specifications are as follows

3. BMW 120d

  • Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h] in 7.2 seconds
  • Maximum speed of 228 km/h
  • And Output Performance  of 135 kW/184 hp at 4, 000 rpm

4. BMW 118d

  • Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h] in 8.9 seconds
  • Maximum speed: 212 km/h
  • And Output Performance  of 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm

5. BMW 116d

  • Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h] in10.3 seconds
  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h
  • And Output Performance of 85 kW/116 hp at 4,000 rpm

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