BMW has in the past been synonymous with sports and luxury cars, since he was ten years ago started production BMW 1 series is entered in the compact car segment and has sold about two million copies, now it’s time for the 2016 model.
2016 BMW 1 Series Exterior
The exterior design follows the well-beaten track of the earlier models by shedding light on the innovative technology and the sporting elegance with dimensions, proportions and lines assimilating into one cool and fresh exterior.
Headlights which are made considerably flatter, a new kidney grille and larger air intakes play a role of emphasizing the dynamic potential. The vehicle also has LED daytime lights as standard and the entirely reworked rear lights.
The design of the 2016 BMW 1 Series repeats the traditional BMW proportions: a long bonnet, long wheelbase, short overhangs, a set-back passenger compartment, a wide track and muscular rear wheel arches.
The BMW 1 Series has a two-box design – some versatility features of a compact-car combined with a gentle coupe-style roofline and raked rear window.
2016 BMW 1 Series Interior
Automatic air conditioning, a rain sensor, the BMW Radio Professional and the iDrive OS with a high-resolution 6.5” screen are now a part of the basic equipment for the BMW. The freestanding Control Screen is placed at the center of the instrument panel. The cabin also comes with the center console-mounted Controller and the direct menu control buttons. The onboard monitor takes the form of an 8.8” slim-looking display.
The cockpit of the BMW 1 Series is equipped with new quality materials, including the seat upholstery. New seats are covered in cloth with smooth and elegant web structure, and cloth-leather combination accents.
The radio and the automatic air conditioning controls, as well as the air vents now have high-quality chrome surrounds.
Engine and performance
The 2016 BMW 1 Series buyers will be presented with the new 3- and 4-cylinder power engines. It comes with the standard 6-speed manual gearbox, however there will be an optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission, which is standard in the BMW 125d, BMW 120d xDrive and BMW M135i xDrive. The latest version of the automatic unit now also offers transmission management supported by navigation data.
The new efficiency pacesetter is the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 85 kW/116 hp and fuel consumption of 3.4 litres/100 kilometres (69.1 mpg).
Progressive chassis technology is combined with rear-wheel drive and a 50:50 weight distribution between front and rear.
Some optional features are include adaptive suspension, M Sport suspension, Variable Sports Steering and an M Sport braking system.
Price and release date
As seen in some spy photos, the 2016 BMW 1 Series looks almost complete and ready for production, so we’re guessing it should soon hit the European market. It’s speculated that the base price will be no less than $30,000. With the hatchback version, the BMW 1 series should be produced in the cabriolet and sedan version.