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Updated BMW 1-Series Released

 

 

12th June, 2007

2007 BMW 1 series

Together with the Mini Cooper, the 1 Series is the model BMW uses to compete against the highly successful Audi A3 in the premium small car market.

More than 5,400 BMW 1 Series have been sold in Australia since its introduction in 2004.

Now, a new-look BMW 1 Series adds a bolder appearance, improved performance and economy.

Running changes to the 1 Series range include a turbo diesel engine with an aluminium powerplant that increases power output in the 120d by 10 kW and peak torque by a further 10 Nm, lowering acceleration times while adding to the fuel economy.

With no less than 340 Nm of torque and a maximum power output of 125 kW, the 120d accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds (previously 8.5 seconds) and returns a combined fuel consumption figure of 6.1 litres/100 kilometres.

The new BMW 1 Series is identified by a more dominant BMW kidney grille flanked by clear-glass headlights that are integrated into the bumpers and a wider intake in the newly designed front air dam.

A daytime running lights option, utilising corona rings surrounding the headlights, is incorporated into a new bi-xenon headlight package, while BMW adaptive headlights, which provide optimum illumination on winding roads, are also an option.

From the rear, the new BMW 1 Series is identified by modifications to the design of the fog lights, tail lights with new two-stage brake lights and the bumper.

Inside, the BMW 1 Series gains new, higher-quality materials and colour choices as well as additional storage spaces.

BMW 1 Series owners also benefit from the availability of a new USB interface option to supplement the standard AUX plug and allow the integration of an external MP3 player.

New colours Montego Blue and Patagonia Green are also available in the new 1 Series, while new-look alloy wheels are available for 118i, 120i and 120d models.

The new BMW 1 Series 3-door models will not be available in Australia. Audi dealers may be scratching their heads, but, no doubt, will be doing so with a smile on their faces.


Model
RRP (Manual)
RRP (Automatic)
116i
$34,900
N/A
118i
$38,900
$41,100
120i
$43,300
$45,500
120d
N/A
$48,000
130i
$63,700
$66,300



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