The new BMW 1 Series

BMW have recently revealed a brand new set of engines for the new 1 Series. The changes come with the five door variant of the car. It is expected to be released in March.

New models

A new four cylinder vehicle petrol is set to be included into the list which will be installed into the 125i model. Two brand new diesel engines will be under the bonnet of the BMW 125d and the BMW 116d Efficient Dynamics models.

2.0 litre TwinPower

A major talking point will be BMW’s new 2.0 litre TwinPower turbo four pot engine. The engine itself will be able to produce around 218 BHP at 5000 rpm. The engines torque is also quite impressive producing 229lb ft of torque from 1350 rpm and 5000 rpm. Economy wise, the BMW manages to achieve 42.8 MPG emitting just 154g/km of C02 every year. Road tax is also fairly reasonable, sitting in group G and costing just £165.

Diesel engines

The new 2.0 litre diesel within the new 125d will achieve around 218 BHP which is 13 BHP and 50lb better off than the 123d variant. The 123d will be discontinued, with the new 125d achieving a timing in 0 – 62 MPH in just 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 149 MPH.  The 8 speed automatic gearbox allows the car to achieve 58.9 MPG and 126g/km of C02. This means that the car will cost just £95 in road tax.

The 116d variant

The 116d does exactly what it says on the tin by delivering 116 BHP at 4000 rpm. It also produces 192lb ft of torque between 1750 and 2500 RPM. The six speed manual variant of the 116d emits just 99g/km of C02 and achieves 74 MPG. It’s so economical that the 116d is exempt from any London Congestion charges. Despite the car’s great fuel efficient and environmentally friendly figures, it does give out a great performance achieving a top speed of 121 MPH and reaching 0 – 62 MPH in just 10.5 seconds.

Blue Performance

The new Blue Performance 120d comes a brand new edition altogether to the BMW 1 Series range. The nitrogen oxide (NOX) catalyst storage within allows the car to meet the EU6 emissions standard that comes under effect 2014.

BMW have greatly improved the new 1 Series this year. It looks like it could a great car in the UK market.