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2017 (67) BMW 1 SeriesM140i Shadow Edition 5dr Step Auto

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Glasgow)

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBMW emergency call
BMW Online servicesBMW teleservices
Cruise control with brake functionEngine start/stop button
Oil level indicatorOn board computer
On board diagnosticsOutside temperature display
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
Variable sport steering 

Entertainment

BMW professional radio with CD playerDAB Digital radio
Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Brake force displayDark chrome plated exhaust tailpipes
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinchElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsFerric grey mirror caps
Follow me home headlightsGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated door mirrorsHeated windscreen washer jets
High gloss black kidney grilleM aerodynamic bodystyling
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear wash/wipe
Sun protection glass 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console12V power socket in passenger footwell
4 grab handles60/40 split rear seats
Anthracite Velour floor matsDakota leather upholstery
Door armrestsDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders
Folding rear seat head restsFront folding/sliding centre armrest with storage
Front head restraintsFront sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimmingGlovebox
Individual anthracite headliningIsofix rear child seat preparation
Leather gear knob and handbrake gripLoad restraint lashing eyes
M sports leather steering wheelMultifunction steering wheel with audio controls
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnStorage compartments in doors
Welcome lighting 

Packs

Interior comfort pack - 1 Series 

Safety

ABS/EBDAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Child locks on rear doors
Crash sensorDriver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
DSC+Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsHill start assist
ITS head airbags for front/rearM Sport braking system
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbeltsSeat belt force limiter
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTyre pressure monitor
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Automatic drive away locking facilityElectronic immobiliser
Remote central lockingThatcham Cat.1 alarm

Technical

Drive Performance ControlSports function on gearbox with steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles

Wheels

High performance tyresTyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.376CO2 (g/km)163
HC0.058Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.033Particles0.0002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB58B30M0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)39.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)48.7EC Urban (mpg)30.1

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power340
Based On ID75674Coin Descriptioni
Coin SeriesM Sport Shadow EdInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0738E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.6Engine Power - BHP340
Engine Power - KW250Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1520Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/35 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 436MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1411Length4324
Wheelbase2690Width1765
Width (including mirrors)1984 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)52Gross Vehicle Weight2040
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1200Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)360
Max. Loading Weight565Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1475No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
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 M140i

BMW's subtly improved M140i could well be the greatest hot hatch on sale today. Jonathan Crouch explains why.

Ten Second Review

BMW has played a blinder with its stunning M140i and it's still just as tempting in the upgraded form we look at here. Power has risen slightly to 340bhp from the improved six-cylinder 3.0-litre turbo engine. Performance though, is largely unchanged, keeping this as a hot hatch of the top order, its acceleration seeing you to 62mph from rest in 4.8 seconds. Comprehensively fettled suspension, steering and brakes give it real depth of talent.

Background

Certain car manufacturers make rods for their own backs. Jaguar will never be able to build a car that's regarded with the same reverence as the E Type. Likewise Audi will never eclipse the Quattro. And BMW? Well in BMW's back story, there's this thing called the E30 M3. It's the spectre that gets raised every time the Munich company builds a smallish performance car. And they're never quite as good. But times change and we have to accept that due to all manner of legislation and indeed customer expectations, cars just aren't going to look or feel like that iconic M3 of the Eighties. But let's think about that car for a minute. When it first appeared, it had 192bhp, got to 62mph in 6.9 seconds and ran out of puff at 146mph. Yes it was a tactile and effervescent thing with a great chassis but these days it would be dusted off by a middle rank hot hatch. If you want to cut it these days as a premier league performance car, you need more. The BMW M140i is a case in point.

Driving Experience

As Toyota has demonstrated with its GT86, the modest power, back to basics option is one that has met with critical acclaim. There is, however, a good deal of fun in sending so much power to your rear wheels. The amount in question has slightly risen in this revised model from 322 to 340bhp. The improved 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine is still one heck of a motor and offers near supercar acceleration figures. In fact, it'll rocket to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds in the manual version (4.6s in the auto model) and keep going to an electronically limited 155mph. Those are the same stats as you'd get with BMW's identically-engined M240i Coupe model - but this car looks so much more discreet. Of course we could discuss for ages whether a car that makes going fast this easy is a more satisfying choice than a vehicle that's slower but which makes you work for the performance, but let's just say that different people like different things from their hot hatches and coupes. Besides, this BMW can be surprisingly flexible. Press the Sport button and you immediately notice the steering weight up and the throttle response sharpen. Press the button once more and you'll find Sport+, which partially disengages the stability control and offers an even spikier throttle pedal. Suddenly the M140i will feel as if it has teeth.

Design and Build

As before, there's a choice of either three or five-door bodystyles. Looks-wise, things are much as before, which means a remarkably subtle appearance for any kind of M-car. If you saw the BMW M badge and expected pumped-up wheel arches and a front air intake that looks as if it would ingest children, think again. This is a different take on the BMW Motorsport theme. Rather than being positioned as a fully-fledged M model, think of the M140i as a halfway house. It's got plenty of M-specific go but not all the dressing that comes with it. It gets a set of side skirts with subtle creases and modest air vents in the front spoiler. Ferric grey mirrors and chromed exhaust pipes complete the look. Mind you, don't think that just because it's an M140i and not an M1 that it's in any way half-baked. The steering and suspension have been thoroughly fettled, with a different rack and unique front geometry, while the springs and dampers have all been beefed up. Plus there are meatier brakes and model-specific alloy wheels and tyres, differently sized front to rear. It's a root and branch job. Inside it's not actually all that different from humbler 1 Series models. Which means that there have been a few upgrades of late, bringing things like chrome and gloss black detailing around the centre console. Like the rest of the improved second generation I series range, this top variant enjoys improved build quality, with more substantial plastics used throughout. BMW's much-improved iDrive system features and features a high definition 6.5 inch flat screen. The shark-nosed exterior styling takes a bit of getting used to, but most would agree that the profile looks clean, while the rear end is muscular with tidy detailing.

Market and Model

You might feel that around £32,000 is quite a bit to shell out on a hot hatch, but we reckon this BMW is still one of the biggest performance bargains in recent times. It's got the poise and performance to make mincemeat of an Audi RS3 on a circuit and it's almost as quick in a straight line as the latest Porsche 911. A Porsche Cayman suddenly looks quite an indulgence when this sort of capability is available at this price. It's not as if this car is all engine and no finish either. You get a Nevada leather interior, with sports seats up font and three seat belts in the back, Bluetooth, both AUX-in and USB as well as a stereo that can play MP3s from CD, a multifunction steering wheel with a speed limiter mode, air conditioning, door sill finishers with 'M140i' designation, a short-shift gear lever and a whole host of safety kit, including DSC+ stability control, xenon headlights, a tyre pressure warning system and dynamic brake lights. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is also offered as an option. Technology upgrades have brought adaptive LED headlights and cruise control to the options list, plus a GPS-guided eight-speed automatic gearbox. BMW Connect is standard and comes with emergency assist. There's also the option of adding apps for live traffic reports, music streaming and a concierge service.

Cost of Ownership

You're probably aware that BMW can perform some sort of magic trick when it comes to the economy and emissions of its performance cars. The M140i is no exception. Time was when you'd have needed extremely deep pockets to run a petrol-engined car with 340bhp and while this is clearly no Prius, it will return an improved combined economy figure of 36.2mpg. Decidedly un-terrifying. The same story applies to emissions. You'll see 179g/km if you choose the manual car and a mere 163g/km if you plump for the automatic. It wasn't so long ago that these were the sort of numbers you'd be delighted with from a bog-standard 2.0-litre hatchback. EfficientDynamics, BMW's suite of energy-saving features, continues with an Auto Start-Stop function available on both manual and automatic transmissions. An ECO PRO mode, activated using the Drive Performance Control, is a new feature on BMW's that adjusts various on-board systems to maximise efficiency. When in ECO PRO mode, the throttle response is adjusted to encourage a more economical driving style. The extra economy created in ECO PRO mode is fed back to the driver, with the in-car displays showing the additional number of miles achieved.

Summary

Make no mistake, this is a mightily impressive car. You'll need to look past the unprepossessing styling and concentrate on the BMW M140i's sheer capability. It can turn its hand to almost anything. It's crushingly fast, offers the keen driver real options at the wheel, yet can trundle up a motorway while showing better than 45mpg on the computer. It'll run four kids to school in perfect safety and has a boot big enough for a week's shopping on the way back. Yes, you can easily buy a more extrovert performance machine for this sort of money but the M140i is the sort of car you'll feel extremely smug about driving just because it's so much smarter than anything for remotely comparable money. I never thought I'd get so enthusiastic about a BMW 1 Series, but this is a very special vehicle. You owe it to yourself to have a try.

Performance
70%
Handling
90%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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