Along with the new BMW M135i, the 1-Series family also gets a normal three-door model. In essence, the new car is exactly the same as the five-door version, only less practical. And don’t think that removing the rear doors has made the 1er look better and sportier. It hasn’t, not even slightly. It does come with a wide range of good engines though.
The range starts with the all-new BMW 114i equipped with a straight four-cylinder engine delivering 75 kW/102 hp. Then we have the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 85 kW/116 hp and a CO2 rating of 99 g/km, BMW 116i (100 kW/136 hp), BMW 125i (160 kW/218 hp), BMW 116d (85 kW/116 hp), BMW 118d (105 kW/143 hp) and the BMW 125d (160 kW/218 hp).
Later in November 2012 new models will be added, including BMW 118i (125 kW/170 hp), BMW 120d (135 kW/184 hp), and the first xDrive versions of the 1-Series with BMW M135i xDrive and BMW 120d xDrive. On the M135i hot hatch four-wheel-drive would make a bit of sense, but why would you need that in a 120d, we’re as clueless as you.
As with the bigger models, the three-door 1-Series will be available with BMW Sport Line, BMW Urban Line and M Sport Packages, and benefits from a revised and refined cabin with premium materials.
You also get a wide range of ConnectedDrive features providing you select that option, including High-Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Rear View Camera, Lane Departure Warning incl. Rear Collision Warning, Parking Assistant, Cruise Control with braking function, Speed Limit Info with No Passing Indicator, Internet access, enhanced integration of smartphones and music players, Real-Time Traffic Information and Apps for personalised web radio reception and for access to Facebook and Twitter.