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2020 (69/20) BMW 1 Series 120d xDrive M Sport 5dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAttentiveness assist
BMW emergency callBMW Online services
BMW TeleservicesCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Connected eDrive ServicesEco pro mode
Electric power steeringIntegrated owners handbook
On board computerOptimum shift indicator
Personal ProfilePull away assistant
Speed limiter 

Entertainment

Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body colour mirror capsChrome 'M' logo side designation
Chrome exhaust tailpipe in single, round (Exhaust tailpipe, stainless steel - single, round)Chrome kidney grille frame with Satin Aluminium struts
Direction indicator side lights in exterior mirrorsElectric folding and anti dazzle exterior mirrors
Fading supportFollow me home headlights
Front and rear electric windows with open and close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closingFront door sill finishers in black plastic with BMW designation
Green tinted heat protection glazingHeadlight beam throw control
High gloss shadow line exterior trimHigh level third brake light
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
Matt black air guide grillesMatt black roof moulding, B pillar finisher and wheel arch trim
Matt black window frameModel designation on right side of tailgate
Nearside reverse light in rear light clusterRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear fog lightsRear window wiper
Shark fin antennaVisible VIN plate
Windscreen wipers with integrated washing jets 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 cupholders in front centre console
3 rear seat head restraints3 spoke M sports design leather steering wheel finished in nappa leather with specific M badge
Anthracite headliningAnthracite Velour floor mats
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage pointsConditioned Based Service
Dakota leather upholstery with perforation and contrast stitchingDriver and front passenger seat heating
Driver side folding compartment in instrument panelFolding rear clothes hook
Folding rear seatsFour grab handles integrated in roof lining
Front and rear door pocketsFront and rear side armrest integrated into door trim
Front Armrest foldable with integrated storage compartmentFront sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Glove compartmentHeight adjustable front head restraints
Manual adjust steering wheelMulti-function controls for steering wheel
Rear seat backrest with manual 60:40 split folding with 3 top tether clips integrated on rear of seat panelsSteering wheel paddles
Storage compartment in centre consoleSun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab
Two zone automatic air conditioningWelcome lighting

Packs

Extended lighting pack - 1 SeriesExtended storage pack - 1 Series
Interior lights pack - 1 SeriesLuggage compartment pack - 1 Series
M Sport aerodynamics pack - 1 Series 

Safety

2 tone horn3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters, rear coded belt buckles
Airbags - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protectionAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Brake dryingBraking readiness
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting + activation of safety battery terminal clampDriver and front passenger seat belt security check
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electrically operated hand brakeFront passenger manual airbag deactivation
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt warning
Side impact protectionTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Automatic drive away locking facilityCentral locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Deadlocking function system to all doorsIncorrect fuel protection system
Locking wheel boltsRemote control with integrated key with High-gloss Black inlay and M designation
Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation buttonThatcham Cat.1 alarm with remote control and immobiliser

Technical

Anti roll bar front and rearBalancer shaft
Diesel particulate filterDrive Performance Control
Electronic differential lockLarger fuel tank capacity (50 litres)
Lightweight engineering 

Trim

Contrast stitching on instrument panel 

Wheels

Reduced rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)117Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min142WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max153
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min126WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max188
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min181WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max150
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min142 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB47C20O1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)55.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.4WLTP - MPG - Comb53.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max48.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min52.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High54.3WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min52.3WLTP - MPG - High58.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Max55.4WLTP - MPG - High - Min58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low40.9WLTP - MPG - Low - Max39.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min40.9WLTP - MPG - Medium52.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max49.6WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min52.3

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power190
Coin Descriptiond xDriveCoin SeriesM Sport
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %83NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %76
NCAP Safety Assist %72Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed142

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 819MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1434Length4319
Wheelbase2670Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2081 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2065
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1200Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight550Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1515No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 1 Series

The third generation 1 Series looks to establish itself as the premium hatch of choice in a hotly-contested sector. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The MK3 version of BMW's 1 Series gets a new platform, a new drive layout and new engines. It's sleeker, lighter, safer, more practical and more efficient than before. And, the company reckons, it's still the most rewarding steer in the premium compact hatch sector. Big claims for an important car.

Background

Front wheel drive and BMW. Once, it was a phrase you'd never hear. But then the Munich maker introduced a front-driven platform into its 2 Series Active Tourer MPV. And now this layout's gone mainstream with the third generation version of the brand's smallest model, the 1 Series hatch. It's not so small these days, especially inside where the switch of drive layouts has freed up more room, particularly in the boot. But will the dynamic change of heart neutralise what has previously been this model line's greatest draw - uniquely rewarding handling? BMW says not - and provides a completely fresh range of engines to further sweeten the pill. On top of that there's a smarter cabin and upgraded safety. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Back at the launch of the very first 1 Series model in 2003, rear wheel drive was a non-negotiable part of BMW's engineering fabric. Yet this layout practically compromised both that MK1 model and its 2011 successor. And for what? The Munich maker's own research suggests that over 85% of 1 Series customers have no idea whether the drive wheels are front or rear. And whoever complained about the handling of a front-driven BMW-engineered MINI? If you opt for the brand's xDrive 4WD system of course, none of this will matter, but availability of that depends upon the engine you select, so let's take a look at the various powerplant options, all of them re-developed for this car. BMW expects the 150hp 118d diesel to be the big seller; for black pump variants, there's also a lesser 116hp 116d three cylinder 1.5-litre derivative and a more powerful 190hp 120d 2.0-litre model, the latter only offered with the xDrive system. That 4WD set-up is also a non-negotiable part of the top petrol M135i xDrive hot hatch variant (which offers 306hp), but most customers wanting to fuel from the green pump with this car will choose the 1.5-litre three cylinder 140hp unit powering the base 118i front-driven version. Three different transmissions are on offer, depending on variant. The 116d, the 118d and the 118i get an upgraded 6-speed manual gearbox and the two base three cylinder variants(116d and 118i) can also be ordered with an optional 7-speed Stepronic auto. At the top of the range, the brand's smooth 8-speed Steptronic Sport auto transmission is optional on the 118d and has to be had on the two top xDrive models. If you like the idea of potent 2.0-litre petrol power but find yourself happy with front wheel drive, BMW will offer you the M135i's engine in de-tuned 265hp form in the front-driven 128ti sports variant.

Design and Build

The rather dumpy styling that characterised earlier 1 Series models is all forgotten now; this third generation model is much sleeker, with a more wedged shaped silhouette and a pronounced 'shark nose'. At the front, the BMW kidney grille is larger and, for the first time in this model range, the kidneys merge in the middle. The car features a shorter bonnet and significantly more space than before within a footprint almost identical to that of its predecessor. At 4,319 millimetres, the MK3 1 Series is 5mm shorter, 34mm wider and 13mm higher. The 2,670mm wheelbase meanwhile, is 20 millimetres shorter but despite that, thanks to the switch of drive layouts, there's significantly more cabin space than before. Passenger access is easier, particularly in the rear where there's an extra 33mm of knee room, 13mm more elbow room and 19mm more head room. The luggage compartment capacity rises by 20-litres to 380-litres (or 1,200-litres with the rear seat bench folded down). The minimum width of the luggage compartment has also increased by 67mm. Up-front, BMW's latest 'Live Cockpit Plus' infotainment package is standard giving you an 8.8-inch centre-dash screen and a 5.7-inch instrument cluster display. This set-up includes features such as a Touch Controller, a navigation system, two USB ports for data transfer and a WiFi interface.

Market and Model

Prices open at just under £25,000 and this time, there's only a single five-door body style. For the 118d diesel variant most will want, think just under £27,000. The top M135i xDrive flagship is priced from just under £36,500 and gets its own specific trim package. For most other variants, you'll choose between the brand's familiar 'SE', 'Sport' and 'M Sport' designations. As you'd hope given the premium pricing, even the base 'SE' comes with plenty - 16-inch light-alloy wheels for instance. But you'll probably want to upgrade yourself at least to a mid-range 'Sport' model, recognisable by its high-gloss black air inlets and chrome-framed front kidney grille. The 'M Sport' versions feature aerodynamic body styling as well as satin aluminium struts in the kidney grille whilst at this level in the range, the seat upholstery is in Dakota leather with contrast stitching. Across the range, infotainment technology has been boosted by the adoption of the brand's "Hey BMW' 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' which will allow you to operate many of the car's major functions by merely speaking a command. A Head-up display is now optional and extra camera safety kit includes 'Collision & Pedestrian Warning with City Braking' and 'Lane Departure warning' with steering impulse.

Cost of Ownership

The engine changes have been virtually all about improving efficiency. As a result, the volume 118d diesel can return up to 60.1mpg on the WLTP cycle and up to 108g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the three cylinder 116d diesel, the figures are up to 61.4mpg and 100g/km. And for the 120d xDrive, you're looking at up to 51.4mpg and up to 117g/km. As for petrol power, well the base three cylinder 118i manages up to 47.1mpg and up to 114g/km, while the top M135i xDrive hot hatch delivers up to 35.3mpg and up to 155g/km. Specify auto transmission and this car can be particularly efficient thanks to intelligent connectivity that enables the two auto gearboxes to adapt their shift strategy according to the planned route and driving situation. If the BMW 1 Series is equipped with Active Cruise Control, both transmissions will factor in the data from this system and the standard Navigation, to avoid unnecessary gear changes in a quick succession of bends. Across the range, efficiency is also aided by coasting and Auto Start Stop functions that take their cue from the data supplied by the navigation system, the front-mounted camera and the sensors for the optional driving assistance systems. The coasting function de-couples the powertrain from the transmission at cruising speeds when the car is running in either its 'Comfort' or 'ECO PRO' driving modes.

Summary

We can't help feeling a little disappointed that BMW's MK3 1 Series has abandoned its unique rear-driven selling point. But at the same time, we can't help being impressed by the way that the Munich maker has managed to retain so much of this car's eager, dynamic character, despite the fundamental engineering changes visited upon it. Sales will also be boosted by the fact that this is the first 1 Series with really sleek looks, proper rear passenger space and a decent boot. And it's far better prepared than its predecessor in terms of media connectivity and camera-driven safety provision. About to choose a Mercedes A-Class or an Audi A3? You really ought to try one of these too. You might be surprised just how much you like it.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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