Under the bonnet, the redesign continues, with a series of crucial engine upgrades that make the BMW 1 Series 3-door best in its class.
Each model features next-generation BMW TwinPower Turbo engines based around 500cc cylinders in three, four or six cylinder configurations. Every one of these (including a brand new range of class-leading diesel engines) has been fine-tuned to minimise friction and reduce thermal losses, thereby increasing efficiency and decreasing emissions to outstanding levels.
This is also aided by innovations such as ECO PRO mode, which maximises the efficiency of everything from driving style to climate control. Additionally, Auto Start-Stop turns off the car’s engine when it comes to a temporary standstill (such as in traffic or at lights).
The eight-speed Steptronic transmission is another key feature, providing improved acceleration, reduced fuel consumption and a superior driving experience. Performance has also been enhanced by features such as Variable Sport Steering, Adaptive M suspension and engines offering improved torque characteristics and power.
In order to ensure a fast response when accelerating, the BMW 1 Series 3-door has the latest variable turbine geometry in its diesel engines and MonoScroll-Turbo in its petrol engines.
In every respect, the BMW 1 Series 3-door is ahead of the competition.