Apparently, it cannot be doubted the 1-Series was in an immense need of getting a facelift. To make it happen, the officials at BMW broke down the barriers and unveiled a new avatar of the hatchback on the paddock of virtual media.
Does it look the same? Reportedly, it is going to get flesh at Geneva Motor Show this year, where the distinction can be figured out at ease. But those who can’t hold longer, for them there are differences at the front and rear fascia.
The chunks of amendments made are in the drivetrain. That 1.5-litre engine of Mini is now fitted into the 1-Series, but as the BMW drives on rear axle, engineers fitted it longitudinally. In the diesel trim, there will be the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder unit of 114bhp mated to 6-speed manual for many international markets, where no word of it is delivered about India.
The 1-Series facelift will also see the 8-speed ZF transmission, standard across the line-up. The 2.-litre spec versions are bound to see the daylight with power output of 188bhp and 221bhp. Some would even possess the 4WD depending upon the market.
The performance trim of M135i will feature the six-cylinder of 3.0-litre good for producing 322bhp, claiming 0-100kmph in 4.9 seconds if went with automatic transmission, and 5.1 seconds in the manually transmitted trim.
The options of 3 and 5 door both are given.
Mentioned below are the details of engine lineup in 1-Series facelift
- 116i of 3-cylinder 1.5-litre produces 109hp and180Nm
- 118i of 4-cylinder 1.6-litre produces 136hp and 220Nm
- 120i of 4-cylinder 1.6-litre produces 177hp and 250Nm
- 125i of 4-cylinder 2.0-litre produces 218hp and 310Nm
- 116d and 116d Efficient Dynamics Edition of 3-cylinder 1.5-litre produces 116hp and 270Nm
- 118d and 118d xDrive of 4-cylinder 2.0-litre produces 150hp and 320Nm
- 120d and 120d xDrive of 4-cylinder 2.0-litre with 190hp and 400Nm
- 125d of 4-cylinder 2.0-litre produces 224hp and 450Nm