The New BMW 1 Series 3-Door and 5-Door: More Than Just A Car


In 2004 BMW introduced the first generation E81/ E82/ E87/ E88 of its subcompact executive cars under the BMW 1 series. BMW 1 Series entered the markets as a successor to the BMW 2 Series Compact and the predecessor of the BMW 2 Series in a coupe and convertible models since 2013. The second-generation of the BMW 1 Series F20/F21 joined the markets between 2011-2019 in 3 and 5-door hatchback designs which received a facelift in 2015 redesigning some front and rear features giving it a more sophisticated look. In 2017 BMW introduced the 1 series sedan followed by the 2019 release of its third and most recent generation.

The 2015 redesign of the BMW 1 Series introduced to the markets a range of new 3-door and 5-door subcompact vehicles whose detailed featured and specifications will be discussed in this article.



The new BMW 1 Series 3-door and 5-door came in a range of 10 TwinPower Turbo engine options running under an 8-speed automatic transmission which are broken down as follows:

The new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 series came in 4 petrol engines consisting of the BMW 116i coming in a 3-cylinder engine with 80kW(109 hp) and 180 Nm of torque running under a 195 km/h top speed, the BMW 118i coming in a 3 cylinder engine with 100kW (136 hp) and 220 Nm of torque and a top speed of 210 km/h, the BMW 120i coming in a 4-cylinder engine with 130 kW(177 hp) and 250 Nm of torque and operating under a top speed of 225 (222) km/h and finally the BMW 125i coming in a 4-cylinder engine with 160kW (218 hp) and 310Nm of torque complemented by an excellent top speed of 245 (243) km/h.

On the other hand, the new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 Series extended its options into a range of 5 diesel engine consisting of the BMW 114D  that comes in a 4-cylinder engine with 70 kW (95 hp) ad 235 Nm of torque running under a top speed of 185 km/h, the BMW 116D EfficiencyDynamics Edition coming in  3-cylinder engine with 85 kW (116 hp) and 270 Nm of torque and a top speed of 195 km/h, the BMW 120d/120d xDrive that comes in a 4-cylinder engine with 140 kW (190 hp) and 400 Nm of torque operating under a 228 km/h top speed, The 3 -cylinder engine BMW 116d with 85 kW (116 hp) and 270 Nm of torque and a top 200 km/h top speed, the 4 cylinder engine BMW 118d/118d xDrive and finally the powerful 4-cylinder engine BMW 125d with 165 kW (224 hp) and 450 Nm of torque running under a magnificent 240 km/h top speed.



The new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 series is designed with adjustable sport driver and front passenger seats and rear seat backrests with 40:20:40 ratio for a full-time comfort and flexibility of the passengers, a leather steering wheel with either rim and thumb rests or multifunction buttons, an 8-speed automatic Steptronic sport transmission, and an automatic air conditioning control. On the other hand, the subcompact executive vehicle comes with an adjustable children’s car seat, water-resistant and anti-slip mats.


Furthermore, the New BMW 1 series designs came with more technological features to assist the drivers on-road performance like the iDRive Touch Controller complimenting the VMW navigation system, a 6.5’’ LCD color display for radio, DVD or navigation system display, a speed limit, and Real-Time Traffic Information (RTT) systems, a front and rear Park Distance Control (PDC) and the rearview camera for a full-time support of the drivers front and rear visibility. 



Taking safety into high consideration, the new 3- door and 5-door BMW 1 series is designed with an overall of 6 drivers, front head and side airbags, Adaptive LED (technology) Headlights for a full time driving assistance and illumination, an optional approach control warning which helps the driver avoid on-road collisions, a Dynamic Stability Control for on-road stability in all road types, and to top it all the vehicle structure with passenger cell that protects passengers in case of front, side or rear collision.  

If you are looking to join the BMW crew with either the new 3-door or 5-door subcompact vehicles you can select a design that fits your preferences from the Basic, Urban Line, The Sport Line, or the M Sport Package giving you an equally excellent BMW performance. The vehicles are equipped with amazing features adapting to new technological advancements for comfort and efficiency but also the BMW EfficientDynamics engines that are environmentally friendly offering excellent performance at minimum fuel consumption. BMW gives us all reasons to use its exceptional range of vehicles but with the range, the new BMW 1 series offers you definitely don’t want to miss out. Visit BE FORWARD to quickly cop the latest of these subcompact vehicles.




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