2008 Bmw 1 Series 3 Door

BMW 1-Series 3-door

The new BMW 1 Serial goes on sale in Give 2007 and features a modelling align that includes the about fire effective product fomite BMW has always produced. The debut of a three-door example and a revised five-door arrive as a mass of new fuel-saving innovations are furled out crosswise the grasp.

Technologies such as Bracken Muscularity Re-formation, Robotlike Start-Stop routine and Wattage Steerage are combined with depress rolled insubordinate tyres and a shifter alteration indicant to promote economic motoring. These innovations are in improver to the use of varying valve technologies and High-Precision Organize Injectant engines on about 1 Serial models that hike ability production but cut fire intake and emissions.

The BMW 118d, BMW’s well-nigh sparing car, manages its immortalize 60.1mpg bod courtesy of these features in co-occurrence with the use of advance whippersnapper technology. The car now has an aluminum crankcase to write slant. Apart from the BMW H 7, the BMW 118d likewise posts the last always CO2 emissions of any BMW transcription 123g/km (putt it into the Banding C class for Fomite Strike Tariff).

Former engines in the new 1 Serial grasp commemorate thriftiness improvements of capable 24 per penny compared to the former manakin, patch emissions get too been cut by capable 21 per penny. These improvements get not been to the hurt of drive joy. The new 1 Serial is powered by a reach of engines whose outputs bear increased by capable 20hp with a eventful melioration in functioning figures.

2008 BMW 1-Series 3-door

New fuel saving technology

Bracken Zip Re-formation (iGR) makes its unveiling on the 1 Serial. The scheme uses an Thinking Alternator Ascendancy (IAC) and an Absorptive Methamphetamine Mat barrage to reuse antecedently befuddled push, successively deliverance fire. This is achieved as the IAC reduces drag the locomotive by lonesome piquant when needed to burster the barrage, whereas a traditional alternator is forever pull powerfulness from the locomotive. Additionally, the muscularity generated by the locomotive on over-run (nether braking or descending a mound) was antecedently haggard. Now this helpless vigour is utilized by the IAC to commission the shelling. iGR unequaled is responsible a tercet per centime melioration in fire thriftiness.

The new 1 Serial comes with Robotic Start-Stop office to cut fire uptake. Stock on all manual transmittance models (omit 130i), the arrangement mechanically switches the locomotive off when the fomite is stationary and the driver puts the car into inert. To re-start the driver but want lock the grip again earlier pull forth in the formula mode. Should he not deprivation to use the Reflexive Start-Stop purpose it can be manually switched off.

The use of Wattage Direction results in a 90 per centime vigour preservation compared to a ceremonious mechanical hydraulic guidance organization. Exponent assist is now provided by an galvanizing centrifugal that workings only compulsory, such as turn a nook. Otc fire deliverance enhancements get been made courtesy of diverse auxiliary devices, such as the air-conditioning mightiness add existence scattered from the drivetrain when not engaged. Eventide flap backside the kidney wicket meliorate saving, closedown up for improved flowing efficiency should the locomotive demand less airflow. The characteristic likewise improves frigid start multiplication.

Engine changes and statistics in detail

130i: World’s lightest six-cylinder production engine with VALVETRONIC and Bi-VANOS technology achieves zero to 62mph in 6.0 seconds (five-door is 6.1 seconds) and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Output is 265bhp while peak torque is 315Nm. Combined fuel consumption is 34.0mpg and CO2 emissions are 197g/km.

120i: New four-cylinder engine with High-Precision Direct Injection and Bi-VANOS technology achieves zero to 62mph in 7.7 seconds (7.8 seconds for five-door) before going on to a top speed of 139mph. Output is 170hp (up 20hp) while peak torque is now 210Nm (up 10Nm). Combined fuel consumption is 44.1mpg (improves by 17 per cent), CO2 emissions are 152g/km (down 16 per cent).

2008 Bmw 1 Series 3 Door

118i: New four-cylinder engine with High-Precision Direct Injection and Bi-VANOS technology achieves zero to 62mpg in 8.7 seconds (8.8 seconds for five-door) before going on to a top speed of 130mph. Output is 143hp (up 14hp) while peak torque is now 190Nm (up 10Nm). Combined fuel consumption is 47.9mpg (improves by 24 per cent), CO2 emissions are 140g/km (down 20.5 per cent).

116i (five-door only): Four-cylinder engine with Bi-VANOS achieves zero to 62mph in 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 124mph. Output is 116hp and peak torque is 150Nm. Combined fuel consumption is 37.7mpg and CO2 emissions are 179g/km.

120d: Second generation common-rail diesel engine with aluminium crankcase achieves zero to 62mph in 7.5 seconds (7.6 seconds for five-door) before going on to a top speed of 142mph. Output is 177hp (up 14hp) while peak torque is 350Nm (up 10Nm). Combined fuel consumption is 57.6mpg (improves by 16 per cent) and CO2 emissions are 129g/km (down 15.1 per cent).

118d: Second generation common-rail diesel engine with aluminium crankcase achieves zero to 62mph in 8.9 seconds (9.0 seconds for five door) before going on to a top speed of 130mph. Output is 143hp (up 21 hp) while peak torque is 300Nm (up 20Nm). Combined fuel consumption is 60.1mpg (improves by 19 per cent) and CO2 emissions are 123g/km (down 18 per cent).

Low running costs

The plethora of new technology showcased in the BMW 1 Series will have a significant impact on cost of ownership for customers. For the company car driver all but two engine variants now sit in the Band C category for Vehicle Excise Duty. This results in a saving of up to £505 for someone paying 40 per cent tax and up to £278 for those in the 22 per cent tax bracket. For all owners fuel consumption improvement means a 12,000 miles-a-year driver will save approximately £250 off the fuel bill.

2008 Bmw 1 Series 3 Door

Traction and safety

All BMW 1 Series models come with Dynamic Stability Control with Dynamic Traction Control for the best combination driving pleasure and safety. DSC allows drivers to make the most of the 1 Series’ 50:50 weight distribution and rear-wheel-drive configuration for the best on-road performance. The BMW 130i comes with five additional functions with its DSC+ system for enhanced convenience and driver safety: Hill Start Assistant, Brake Pre-tensioning, Brake Drying, Brake Fade Compensation and Soft Stop.

2008 Bmw 1 Series 3 Door

All BMW 1 Series have six airbags as standard, the Brake Force Display function on the rear lights to highlight sharp braking and Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System.

A new style of BMW 1 Series

To herald the introduction of the latest generation of engines, BMW’s designers have refreshed the interior and exterior styling of the five-door model. The 1 Series now features a larger kidney grille for improved airflow to the engine. The lower front spoiler has also been reprofiled to create a larger air intake, while the spoiler protrudes further for a more pronounced, sporting look. The headlamp cluster remains the same size but a darker cover gives a subtle, more distinguished front end.

At the rear a restyled bumper gives the impression of a wider, lower car. The rear lamp cluster now features a new arrangement of lights, but retains its original shape.

2008 Bmw 1 Series 3 Door

The new three-door 1 Series features the same styling cues but its side view is naturally different. The passenger doors are longer than those on the five-door model and are also frameless in the style of a coupé. Inside, customers will also be able to choose between either a four-seat or a five-seat configuration. In the four-seat arrangement rear passengers are separated by a central storage compartment and sit in more sculptured seats. As a no-cost option the five-seat layout offers the traditional bench seat standard on the five-door 1 Series. The introduction of higher quality materials and minor changes to the layout of the interior enhance customer comfort and practicality.

Optional highlights

2008 Bmw 1 Series 3 Door

The new 1 Series comes with MP3 and USB stick capability for the best in in-car entertainment. Customers with their favourite music loaded on an Apple iPod or a USB stick can now plug these into the car to continue their listening. Tracks are selected via steering wheel controls or the iDrive system.

The optional Adaptive Headlights that turn to follow the intended course of the car have been improved on the 1 Series. Cornering light function is added to the package as standard. This means two additional lights turn at speeds of between 22 and 40mph to further illuminate the direction of travel on a twisting road.

Since its launch in September 2004, the BMW 1 Series has proved a popular choice. In the UK with 51,492 sold to date and in excess of 200,000 worldwide. The new three- and five-door BMW 1 Series models will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March and go on sale in the UK at the same time.

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