Cookies disabled Find out more
Cookies on the BMW UK website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the BMW UK website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time. You can find detailed information about how cookies are used on this website by clicking on ‘Find out more’. Find out more


The design of the new BMW 1 Series 5-door.

The new BMW 1 Series 5-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.

The LED headlights (standard on M Sport models) of the new BMW 1 Series 5-door perfectly introduce the car’s refreshing character. They're slimmer and closer to the central kidney grille, giving a more striking, sporty appearance.
Available as an option in combination with LED Headlights is the High Beam Assistant, which anticipates an oncoming driver when high beams are on, and adaptive headlights, which illuminate around an oncoming curve before the car has even turned.
Standard LED Daytime Driving lights ensure you'll always be seen, and as standard all models feature rear lights with LED light bars in a distinctive L shape, meaning the 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 5-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 5-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 5-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 BMW 1 Series’ new 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 5-door is 5mm larger on all models, reflecting its sporty intentions, with the 120i and 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 new instrument display is greatly improved, with a high resolution 5.7-inch display that puts all the vehicle information you need right in front of you. You will be given visualisations of data including your current fuel consumption, how many miles until the car’s next service, as well as lane change guidance and essential speed limit information.

Climate control, iDrive and Professional Radio.

The new BMW 1 Series 5-door features automatic climate control, Professional Radio and iDrive, 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 new range of trim and upholstery options is available to accentuate the sporty character of the new BMW 1 Series 5-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 BMW 1 Series 3-door has BMW ConnectedDrive as standard, Bluetooth telephone preparation with audio streaming and BMW Navigation, which allows drivers access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store where you can add additional features as required.
Depending on the equipment specified you can experience the benefit of 4G capability for navigation, active cruise control, free automatic map updates, Park Assist (for both parallel and bay parking), Real Time Traffic Information 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 vehicles inbuilt 3G SIM card. 
Multimedia content activeMultimedia content inactive