The new BMW 1 Series
The new BMW 1 Series

The new BMW 1 Series will arrive in Ireland in September, priced from €31,675 on the road for the 116d.

This new generation of BMW’s hatchback has a sportier design along with improved handling and agility.  More powerful and more efficient engines are combined with new technology highlights such as BMW Head-up display, BMW Digital Key, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and BMW Live Cockpit Plus.

There’s more boot and interior space thanks to a front-wheel-drive architecture with transverse engines and a lower centre tunnel. Luggage compartment capacity rises by 20 litres to 380 litres.

The new BMW 1 Series will be offered in SE, Sport and M Sport trims as well as the range-topping M135i xDrive.

The all-new BMW 1 Series is powered by three-cylinder and four-cylinder engines with a choice of three diesel and two petrol engines at launch. Petrol models start from €33,205 for the 118i.

The 118i’s 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine puts out 140hp with CO2 emissions reduced by 29g. The BMW 116d is powered by a 1.5-litre 116hp three-cylinder engine and according to BMW returns up to 61.4 mpg with CO2 emissions of 103-100g/km.

There’s a 6 speed manual gearbox and a new 7 speed Steptronic automatic available.

The new BMW 1 Series is available to order now from your local BMW dealer.