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Friday, June 26, 2009

AutoAlert : Details Of The Upcoming BMW 1-series

Set to make a debut in 2011, the next generation BMW 1-Series will be available in the US in a four-door sedan design apart from the GT version, coupe, five door and three-door convertible variants. A roadster version might be possible but do expect these cars to be powered by BMW's efficient turbocharge engines that offers high level performance and economy. The picture above is a rendering of the new1-series made penned by Giom Mouton.

Engine Options:
  • 110HP – 160HP 1.6 liter turbo
  • 150 – 200HP 2.0 turbo
  • Top of the line 300HP turbo

On another note BMW introduced two new special editions as well as two engines for the current 1-series line up. Here is the write up source from :

First up is the new 2.0 liter four-cylinder with BMW High Precision Injection
(direct gasoline injection) that is capable of outputting 170HP at 6,700 revs
and 210Nm of pulling power at 4,250 revs. This new engine is offered with the
BMW 120i Coupe, and can help accelerate the coupe to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds, up
to a top speed of 224 km/h. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 6.6
liters per 100 kilometers, while emissions rating is figured at 153 grams per

Lastly there is a 2.0-litre turbo diesel, sold under the BMW 118d Coupe
designation. This engine with its aluminium crankcase and common-rail fuel
injection is the same one used in the three-door BMW 118d, that went on to win
the World Green Car of the Year 2008 Award. The powerplant pumps out 143HP at
4,000 revs and 300Nm of torque, between 1,750 and 2,500 revs. The BMW 118d Coupe takes 9.0 second to reach 100 km/h, and goes on to a top speed of 210 km/h.
Average fuel consumption is rated at 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers (EU standard)
and it outputs 119 grams of emissions per kilometer.

Now to the special editions. Both the Lifestyle and Sport Editions are
available on all engine variants of the three-door and five-door 1-Series. With
the Lifestyle Edition, you get a Marrakesh Brown Metallic body finish (including
additional components in body colour), chrome-plated tailpipes, 17-inch
light-alloy wheels in five-spoke design and window shaft covers and side window
surrounds in finished in Shadow Line for the five-door while the same components
are finished in Chrome Line for the three-door. The interior is finished with
Chrome entry trim carrying the “BMW Edition” designation, leather sports
steering wheel with multifunction buttons, as well as roof lining in anthracite
colour. The interior is also treated to a Marrakesh Brown colour scheme that
matches the exterior paint finish.

The exterior of the Sport Edition features, an M Sports Package including the
M Aerodynamics Package, a sports suspension set-up as well as 17-inch
light-alloy wheels in dual-spoke design (18-inch light-alloy wheels in Ferric
Grey optionally available). More upgrades include Blackline rear lights, certain
exterior features in body colour, Shadow Line on the window shaft covers and
side window surrounds, foglamps and chrome-plated tailpipes on the exhaust round
off the striking look of the exterior.

On the inside, the Sport Edition gets a chrome-plated entry trim bearing the
name “BMW Edition”, stainless-steel pedals, an M footrest, an M sports steering
wheel, an M gearshift lever complete with its gaiter made of soft nappa leather,
interior trim in Aluminium Glacier Silver and roof lining in anthracite colour.
It also comes with sports seats for the driver and front passenger in a
combination of cloth and Sensatec featuring blue ornamental stitching around the
seat bottoms and headrests. Lastly, the mats are finished with blue pipping.

BMW also revealed that the optional navigation system for the BMW
1-Series now comes with the auto maker’s new generation BMW iDrive electronic
vehicle management. There is also the Business navigation system with its new
control concept allowing even easier and more precise control through iDrive
featuring direct choice and favourite buttons. There is also a new Control
Display with 800 x 480 pixel screen resolution. Continue reading to view
high-res images of the Lifestyle and Sport Editions.

Source : Paultan.Org article by Harvinder Sidhu


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