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The design of the new BMW 1 Series 3-door.

The new BMW 1 Series 3-door isn’t just an updated version of its predecessor, it’s a car with a completely new look and a refreshing new attitude. Its sporty character has been brought to the fore, with key elements of the exterior reshaped, replaced and redesigned. Inside, high spec comes as standard, with high-gloss black and chrome details that will put a smile on your face before you even start the engine.


Redesigned LED headlights, and tail lights with LED bars.

The LED headlights (standard on M Sport models) of the BMW 1 Series 3-door perfectly introduce the car's refreshing character. They're slimmer and closer to the central kidney grille, for a more striking and sporty appearance. Available as an option in combination with LED headlights is the High Beam Assistant. This automatically dips the high beams when it detects oncoming traffic. Also available are Adaptive headlights, which illuminate around the next bend before the car has started turning, while LED daytime running lights - fitted as standard - ensure you'll always be seen.
All models feature rear lights with LED light bars in a distinctive L shape, meaning the BMW 1 Series is instantly recognisable as a member of the BMW family.

New front and rear bumper.

At both the front and the rear, the bumpers of the new BMW 1 Series 3-door have been re-shaped to express a sportier personality. Each has sculpted lines that give the car a broad stance on the road, while emphasising the dynamic air inlets at the front and the wider exhaust at the back.

New tailgate design.

For the first time, the new BMW 1 Series 3-door has taillights that are instantly recognisable as BMW. The classic L-shape, with a split two piece design brings it in line with every other series. This gives the rear of the car a completely new look, with the longer, slimmer proportions of the taillights creating a broad, sporty appearance. Two LED-lit lines run through both sections of the lights, giving subtle definition.

Redesigned kidney grille.

The iconic BMW kidney grille has been remodelled to fit with the sportier look of the new BMW 1 Series 3-door. It is wider, allowing it to work in perfect visual harmony with the redesigned LED headlights, giving the front of the car more character and poise. The frame of the kidney grille shows tantalising flashes of chrome and its bars are sculptured to catch the eye from every angle. From the basic model upwards, the new kidney grille provides an air of exclusivity.

Model specific alloy wheels.

Each model; Sport, M Sport and M Performance, features an alloy wheel design specific to that car. These ensure that each model has its own unique personality, and that the wheels are perfectly matched to the aesthetics of each exterior.

New exterior colours.

Like many of the the new BMW 1 Series’ design features, the new exterior colours available bring a vibrancy and sportiness to its appearance. Liquid Blue has been replaced by Platinum Silver, a neutral tone with a distinct warmth. Sparkling Bronze has been replaced by Sparkling Brown, a dark tone with an irresistible shimmer. Both are thoroughly refined, head-turning finishes.

Enlarged exhaust.

The exhaust pipe on the new BMW 1 Series 3-door is 5mm larger on all models, reflecting its sporty intentions, with the 120d featuring double exhausts. Additionally, in the Sport model an extra light catcher around the exhaust area rounds off the dynamic look that dominates the rear of the car.


High gloss surfaces.

Surfaces that were previously matt are now high gloss throughout, adding a premium feel to the interior wherever you look, with galvanised accents perfectly complementing this high-spec finish.

New instrument display.

The instrument display is greatly improved, with a central display that can give data visualisations such as current fuel consumption, miles until empty and miles until the next service is due. As a cost option, a full black panel display featuring a high resolution 5.7-inch screen is available. This adds an animated fuel economy graph, provides lane navigation guidance with a junction zoom function, and will display a scrolling list of radio staions, music tracks or the phone book entries of a connected mobile device, all via the scroll wheel on the steering wheel. 

Automatic air conditioning, BMW Navigation System with iDrive controller.

The new BMW 1 Series 3-door features automatic air conditioning, and the BMW Navigation System with Professional Radio and iDrive controller, all as standard, making every drive an intuitive experience that allows you to be informed, productive and relaxed. 

New trim and upholstery for Sport model.

A stunning range of trim and upholstery options are available to accentuate the sporty character of the new BMW 1 Series 3-door. For the Sport model, the intricate, detailed woven cloth Corner with contrast stitching in red or grey adds a crafted sophistication to the interior. 


BMW ConnectedDrive is the intelligent linking of vehicle, driver and outside world. It makes sure you’re always connected. The new BMW 1 Series 3-door has BMW ConnectedDrive as standard, Bluetooth telephone preparation with audio streaming, Real Time Traffic Information and BMW Navigation, for access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, where you can add additional features as required. Depending on the equipment specified, you'll experience the benefit of 4G capability for navigation, active cruise control, free automatic map updates, Park Assist, (for both parallel and bay parking), and Drive Assist.
As well as these services, BMW Apps are also available as part of the standard BMW Online feature. BMW leads the way for in-car apps, connecting you to a greater selection of music, news, information, and social networks via your mobile device and using the vehicle's inbuilt 3G SIM card.

Real Time Traffic Information.

Real Time Traffic Information provides precise information on the current traffic situation. Using data from movement profiles from the cellular network, and GPS data from vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police reports, it knows the fastest route and guides you along it. It provides updates on the traffic situation in real time, and to the nearest 100m. 
It also calculates any likely delays and recommends detours, and will keep you informed at all times so you can avoid tailbacks and road closures. Where ever your journey takes you – motorways, major roads, country roads or inner-city routes – Real Time Traffic Information gets you there faster.
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