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New Three-Door BMW 1 Series

New Three-Door BMW 1 Series

BMW South Africa has added the BMW 1 Series – three door variant to the local lineup. The BMW 1 Series three-door variant will be available on the BMW 116i (1ookW), the BMW125i (160kW) and BMW135i (235kW). The BMW 118i (125kW) will be added from November 2012.

The new BMW 1 Series three-door has a unique exterior appearance compared to the five-door version, mostly as a result of the dynamically stretched side profile, the wide doors with frameless windows, the contoured side panels, the wider rear wheel arches, and the side sills which extend to the front accentuating the stretched character of the vehicle’s silhouette.

BMW 1 Series Owners will be able to individualise their vehicles thanks to 3  styling options BMW will be offering, these being the BMW Sport Line, BMW Urban Line and M Sport Package.

All engine variants come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission or eight-speed automatic sports transmission.

The BMW 1 Series three-door variant will have similar feature as the current 5 door version and as such has comes with BMW EfficientDynamics Technology including Auto Start Stop function in conjunction with manual and automatic transmissions as well as ECO PRO mode, which can be activated in conjunction with the Driving Experience Control function offered as standard.

Other features on the BMW 1 Series  include the wide range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive that are unique in the compact segment, High-Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Rear View Camera, Lane Departure Warning incl. Rear Collision Warning, Parking Assistant, Cruise Control with braking function, Speed Limit Info with No Passing Indicator, Internet access, enhanced integration of smartphones and music players, Real-Time Traffic Information and Apps for personalised web radio reception and for access to Facebook and Twitter.

The pricing for the BMW three –door variant starts as follows:

116i – R265500

125i – R336000

M135i – R445500

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