With its agile, energetic spirit, the new BMW 1 Series is simply ideal for city traffic. BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and the 8-speed Steptronic transmission ensure that it gets into its stride in next to no time. And the ECO PRO mode lets it fully exploit the maximum possible range. All in all, the ideal companion − lightning-quick when it comes to acceleration, easy-going when it comes to fuel consumption.


The BMW M135i.

The M Performance TwinPower Turbo straight six-cylinder petrol engine combines a TwinScroll turbocharger with Valvetronic, double-Vanos and High Precision Injection. This powerful engine delivers 235 kW (320 hp) and maximum torque of 450 Nm, which is particularly impressive in light of the consumption values: an average of 35.3 mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 188 g/km.

The exterior of the BMW M135i.

The BMW M135i embodies pure power. With its unmistakeable M genes as well as an array of independent and especially exclusive details, it is always one step ahead. The top model of the BMW 1 Series is easily identified by the “M135i” lettering that decorates the distinctive rear and the front door sill finishers.

The interior of the BMW M135i.

The interior design reflects the sheer driving pleasure to be derived from the BMW M135i. The distinctive “M135i” lettering on the front door sill finisher makes you eager to get behind the wheel. Before you start up the engine, feel the comfort and perfect support of the sport seats beautifully upholstered in the Dakota leather. Let your eyes wander over the M interior trim strips in Aluminium Hexagon decor with accent trim in Estoril Blue matt and the BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite. Grip the M leather steering wheel, then the handbrake and gearshift lever which are clad in elegant, soft leather Nappa. Adjust the sliding armrest at the front to your satisfaction and survey the tailor-made ergonomic design of the instruments. Then embark on your adrenalin fuelled journey.

Variable Sports Steering.

Sporting driving dynamics and maximum comfort are by no means mutually exclusive, thanks to the Variable Sports Steering in the BMW 1 Series.

Unlike conventional systems, the Variable Sports Steering has a high transmission ratio in the central position and a low ratio for the remainder. It takes a mere two turns of the steering wheel to move between the two extremes of lock, which pays off in numerous ways. A smaller steering angle is enough to conveniently negotiate a junction or manoeuvre into and out of parking spaces. The improved handling can also help if you need to turn quickly. At the same time, the Variable Sports Steering guarantees stability on straight stretches and precise steering characteristics.

The interplay with the optional Adaptive M suspension leads to a driving experience that more than meets the demands of sporting character and comfort.


Driving Dynamics.

The suspension of the BMW 1 Series provides an exhilarating driving experience without compromising on comfort.

This unique combination in the compact class involving the interplay between a longitudinally mounted engine, high-grade suspension and rear-wheel drive with a balanced weight ratio between front and rear axles guarantees stress-free driving characteristics on long journeys and maximum agility when cornering.

When added to innovations like the Sports mode in the Drive Performance Control and the variable sport steering, drivers will enjoy an extremely exhilarating driving experience.

Adaptive M suspension.

The optional Adaptive M suspension allows the sports tuning of the BMW 1 Series 5-door to be increased as required without compromising on comfort. Lowering the chassis by 10 mm produces increases agility. Using the Drive Performance Control, the driver can also choose between a setting geared towards sports character and one with more of an emphasis on comfort.

During the journey, sensors continuously measure data and control the shock absorber valves in the Adaptive M suspension according to the driving situation and road profile. This takes place for each wheel individually so that optimum roadholding is guaranteed at all times.


The BMW 120d xDrive 5-door sees the introduction of BMW’s four-wheel drive system to the 1 Series for the first time in the UK. BMW xDrive enhances traction, tracking stability and safety, particularly when adverse conditions call for more power to be applied to the road.

The BMW xDrive four-wheel drive system detects the first signs of any oversteering or understeering. Within a tenth of a second it distributes up to 100% of the engine torque to the front or rear axle via the transmission and an electronically controlled multiple-plate clutch, before returning to the normal 40:60 distribution ratio.