BMW’s aboriginal front-wheel drive hot hatch, the 128ti, will backpack a amount tag of $56,900 afore on-road costs back it arrives actuality in the aboriginal division of abutting year.
That slots it neatly amid the front-wheel drive 118i ($45,990 afore on-roads) and all-wheel drive M135i xDrive Pure ($63,990 list).
The bounded ambit is capped by the M135i xDrive, priced at $69,990 afore on-roads.
This is the aboriginal bearing of 1 Series to use a front/all-wheel drive architecture, with antecedent ancestors application rear-wheel drive.
If you appetite a small, rear-wheel drive BMW now, you’ll charge to footfall up to a 2 Series – the coupe, that is, as the new 2 Series Gran Auto is additionally front/all-wheel drive and shares its belvedere with the new 1 Series.
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2021 BMW 1 Series ambit appearance three altered engines.
The 118i uses a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder agent bearing 103kW of ability and 220Nm of torque, akin to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. BMW claims a 0-100km/h time of 8.5 seconds.
The new 128ti is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder agent bearing 180kW of ability and 380Nm of torque, akin to an eight-speed automated transmission. It’s acceptable for a 0-100km/h time of 6.3 seconds.
The M135i models use a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, admitting with 225kW of ability and 450Nm of torque. They additionally use an eight-speed automated transmission, although their 0-100km/h time is bargain to 4.8 seconds.
The 118i and 128ti are front-wheel drive, while the M135i models are all-wheel drive.
The 2021 BMW 1 Series consumes 5.9L/100km on the accumulated aeon in the 118i and 7.5L/100km in the M135i variants.
There is currently no ADR accumulated ammunition abridgement appraisement for the 128ti.
The 118i and 128ti crave 95RON exceptional unleaded ammunition while the M135i models charge 98RON.
The 2021 BMW 1 Series measures 4319mm long, 1434mm alpine and 1799mm wide.
It has 380L of baggage space, accretion to 1200L with the rear seats folded.
BMW offers a best of a brace of account plans, which awning the aboriginal bristles years or 80,000km.
The $1465 Basic plan covers the alteration of oils, filters, anchor aqueous and atom plugs, while the $3790 Plus plan includes the alteration of anchor pads and discs as able-bodied as the clamp disc and bowl and wiper blades.
The BMW 1 Series ambit has a best appraisement from ANCAP, based on testing conducted in 2019.
That account was based on an developed addressee aegis account of 83 per cent, adolescent addressee aegis of 89 per cent, accessible alley user aegis of 76 per cent and assurance abetment of 73 per cent.
The 1 Series ambit comes accepted with the afterward assurance equipment:
The 118i comes accepted with the afterward equipment:
A Driver Assistance amalgamation adds:
The 118i is additionally accessible with an M Action Plus amalgamation that adds assorted adventurous autogenous and exoteric tweaks.
The 128ti adds:
The M135i xDrive Pure misses out on adaptive high-beam and the red accents but adds all-wheel drive and M Action brakes with dejected calipers.
The M135i xDrive adds:
The M135i xDrive is accessible with an M Performance Package, which shaves some weight and 0.1 abnormal off its 0-100km/h time while adding:
The added 1 Series ambit is accessible with a ambit of advantage packages.
Enhancement Amalgamation 1 adds:
The 128ti’s Enhancement Amalgamation 2 adds:
The Convenience Package, not accessible in affiliation with the M135i’s M Performance Package, adds:
The Comfort Amalgamation adds:
Standalone options include:
You can additionally annul the red exoteric highlights and badging from the 128ti, while removing badging from all 1 Series models is a no-cost option.