BMW 1 Series three-door

Pictures and details of the new three-door BMW 1 Series have been released, ahead of first deliveries in September

BMW has released the first pictures and details of the new three-door 1 Series. It's available to order now, with first deliveries due in September.
The three-door 1 Series is the same length, width and height as the five-door 1 Series, which went on sale last year. It is 85mm longer than the model it replaces, with a 30mm longer wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks meaning more cabin space.
Video: Watch the official promo for the BMW M135i
It is available as a four or five-seater, while boot space has been increased by 30 litres to 360, or 1,200 litres with the rear seats folded.
The five-door's engine line-up has been carried over but there's a new entry-level 114i and a range-topping M135i.
The 114i is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which develops 101bhp, returns 49.6mpg and emits 132g/km of CO2. Next up is the 116i, which gets a 134bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and returns 51mpg and 129g/km of CO2. The 125i uses the same 2.0-litre engine, tuned to produce 215bhp.
The flagship M135i model uses a 315bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder. It can go from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, and returns 35.3mpg and 188g/km of CO2.
The diesel range is made up of a 116d, 118d and 125d. There are two versions of the 116d - both are powered by a 114bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, but the EfficientDynamics version is the most economical with 74.3mpg and tax-free emissions of 99g/km thanks to gearing and aerodynamic tweaks.
The range-topping diesel is only available in M Sport trim, and gets 215bhp, a 0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds and returns 57.6mpg and 129g/km of CO2.
Each comes fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but an eight-speed automatic is available.
It's available in five trim levels: ES, SE, Sport, Urban and M Sport. Entry-level models come with keyless start, 16-inch alloy wheels, ABS and ESP. SE adds a 6.5-inch display, a multi-function steering wheel, plus USB and bluetooth connectivity, while Sport models get 17-inch alloy wheels, sportier bumpers, sport seats and a sport steering wheel with red stitching.
Urban models 17-inch alloys, half-leather upholstery and a bespoke grille with white inserts. M Sport cars come with sportier bumpers, an aero kit, 18-inch alloys, sport seats and a bespoke suspension set-up. The range-topping M135i gets an M Sport braking, steering and suspension system.
BMW has also confirmed its all-wheel drive system, branded 'xDrive', will be fitted to the 1 Series in some European markets, but these versions have not yet been confirmed for the UK market but may join the line-up in the future. 
Prices for the new three-door BMW 1 Series range from £17,300 to £29,995.
BMW 1 Series three-door prices
114i ES£17,30013249.6
114i SE£17,99013249.6
114i Sport£19,23013249.6
114i Urban£19,23013249.6
116i ES£18,85013249.6
116i SE£19,54013249.6
116i Sport£20,78013249.6
116i Urban£20,88013249.6
116i M Sport£21,98513249.6
116d ES£19,63511762.8
116d EfficientDynamics£20,3559974.3
116d SE£20,35511762.8
116d Sport£21,59511762.8
116d Urban£21,59511762.8
116d M Sport£22,80011762.8
118d SE£21,05011862.8
118d Sport£22,74011862.8
118d Urban£22,74011862.8
118d M Sport£23,94511862.8
125i M Sport£25,54015442.8
125d M Sport£27,29012957.6


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