The BMW 1-Series is set for release in 2012 and will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The luxury car giant has come up with a design that looks more elegant than the previous model. The BMW 1-Series has borrowed its inspiration for its front fascia from its own 5-Series GT and 7-Series. The car looks impressive in the pictures we have in front of us.
Since the vehicle has a longer 2.69 meter (105.9 inch) wheelbase, the cabin becomes more spacious. The boot capacity is enhanced by an additional 200 liters (7 cubic feet). The interior comes with an improved design and has luxurious upholstery thrown in. These apart, the maker has added a 6.5-inch (or optional 8.8-inch) iDrive display. Moreover, there is also choice of collision warning system, speed limit detection, and Internet connectivity.
A variety of options make the engine system charming. While the turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol provides output of 136 PS (100 kW / 134 hp), 170 PS (100 kW / 168 hp) and 250 PS (184 kW / 247 hp), on the diesel side, there’s a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that shoots up power of 116 PS (85 kW / 114 hp), 143 PS (105 kW / 141 hp) and 184 PS (135 kW / 181 hp).
Irrespective of the engines, it will be connected to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car will have fuel injection range of 4.3 to 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers (40.6 to 54.7 mpg US / 48.7 to 65.7 mpg).