The all-new 1 Series is just around the corner, this is the third generation of the 1 Series. The new 1 series is almost the same size as the previous model (5mm shorter, 34mm wider and 13mm taller), however it features more space in the cabin, as the bonnet is shorter than before, it also features the latest technology and retains BMW's renowned performance and handling.

As standard the new 1 Series receives LED headlights, it has a new pointier shape with a “shark nose”, the kidney-shaped grille is now larger and also merge together for the first time on the 1 Series. The M135i xDrive will feature a unique grille design with mesh compared to the bars on the other models available.

In profile the 1 Series has a distinctive window line accompanied by two character lines, one just below the door handles while the other starts at the bottom of the front door and rises towards the rear quarter.

For the first time, the 1 Series uses a front-wheel-drive layout, using a transverse engine and lower centre tunnel, this allows more space inside than the previous model. Making the new 1 Series easier to get in and out of and also giving 33mm more of knee-room than the old 1 Series, headroom is also increased by 19mm (when the panoramic sunroof is optioned).

The new 1 Series is driver-focused with the touch-operated control panel in the central console pointing towards the driver. All driving controls are grouped together for easy access, including the gear selector, start/stop button and iDrive system. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional which can be optioned (standard on the M135i) uses the new BMW Operating System 7.0 and has optional gesture control as seen in the 8 Series.

19” alloys will be available as an option on the M135i and M Sport models, this will be the first time wheels of this size have been available on a 1 Series. Another first for the 1 Series on the availability of a panoramic roof. Three trim levels will be available, SE, Sport and M Sport as well as the range-topper M135i xDrive. The SE has matt black grilles on the front bumper, the Sport adds air inlets in high-gloss black, a chrome frame on the kidney grille with high-gloss struts. M Sport adds satin aluminium struts in the grille and Dakota leather seats and contrast stitching. The M135i xDrive gets a mesh grille, unique front bumper inlet clasps, Cerium Grey mirror caps and high-gloss black diffuser.

Deliveries will start at the end of September, with prices starting at £24,430 OTR.

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Posted 25/09/2019 Back to Blog

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