Updated BMW 1 Series range headlined by price cut for M140i

Pricing and specification for the refreshed 2017 BMW 1 Series range has been confirmed and the headline news is a surprise price cut for the flagship M140i.

This second Life Cycle Improvement (LCI) for the 1 Series follows the release of an updated and more efficient engine range in 2016. The latest update brings a range of improvements including the roll out of iDrive 6 infotainment system across the line-up as standard, along with new exterior paintwork, redesigned wheels range and upgraded interior.

“The BMW 1 Series remains a unique proposition in its segment, with rear-wheel drive dynamics in the best BMW tradition,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Marc Werner.

“From the acclaimed BMW M140i to the engaging 118i, all new 1 Series come with key technology updates and a refreshed look, both inside and outside the vehicle.

“BMW Australia is especially proud of the sharpened price point for the turbocharged six-cylinder M140i, bringing its superb performance and dynamics under $60,000 for the first time,” he said.

A wide range of new, higher grade interior fittings further lifts the interior ambience of the updated BMW 1 Series range, whether opting for the Sport Line, Urban Line or ever-popular M Sport package.

An upgraded black-panel instrument cluster accompanies the adoption of iDrive 6, which brings live-content, customisable, app-style interface as standard across the 1 Series range. Opt for BMW’s Navigation Professional system (standard on 125i and M140i), and the large 8.8-inch screen features touch capability.

Other interior refinements include a smooth high-gloss black centre stack, cleaner design elements with smoother joins, new upholstery stitching and distinctive chrome elements for the power window controls.

In addition customers can choose a wider array of trim finishers, including a premium Pearl Chrome option, while Dakota leather upholstery can now be ordered in a fine Cognac finish.

A subtly updated exterior look further refines the rear-wheel drive hatch. LED Headlights are now standard across the range, with Adaptive LEDs standard on M140i.

New design 17-inch light-alloy wheel is standard on 120i Urban Line models, while M Sport-equipped vehicles have two additional 18-inch light-alloy wheel options.

Sunset Orange metallic is introduced as a premium new colour and is available range-wide, while the new Seaside Blue metallic adds further appeal to non M Sport-equipped variants. In all a total of 12 exterior paint finishes (two standard, 10 metallic) are now available.

2017 BMW 1 Series LCI Australian pricing:

BMW 118i$39,990
BMW 118d$43,990
BMW 120i$45,990
BMW 125i$49,990
BMW M140i$59,990

By model: Performance and efficiency

ModelEnginePower / Torque0-100km/hFuel UseCO2
BMW 118i1.5-litre 3-cyl turbo petrol100kW / 220Nm8.7sec4.8L/100km112g/km
BMW 118d2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel110kW / 320Nm8.1sec3.8L/100km99g/km
BMW 120i2-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol135kW / 270Nm7.1sec5.8L/100km133g/km
BMW 125i2-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol165kW / 310Nm6.1sec5.9L/100km134g/km
BMW M140i3-litre 6-cyl turbo petrol250kW / 500Nm4.6sec7.1L/100km163g/km

2017 BMW 1 Series range specification highlights

BMW 118i and 118d

  • Sport Line
  • 16-inch light-alloy wheels
  • LED Headlights
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Navigation System Business with iDrive6 functionality
  • Automatic climate control
  • DAB+ radio capability
  • Rear view camera
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Sports steering wheel
  • Sports seats for driver and front passenger, finished in cloth upholstery
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • BMW ConnectedDrive suite with ConnectedDrive services, remote services, emergency e-call and Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Driving Assistant

BMW 120i (in addition to 118i)

  • Urban Line
  • 17-inch light-alloy wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • Front and rear Park Distance Control
  • Interior lights package
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • Extended automatic climate control
  • Interior mirror with anti-dazzle function

BMW 125i (in addition to 120i)

  • M Sport Package with M Sport suspension
  • 18-inch light-alloy wheels
  • Exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle function
  • M Sport brakes
  • BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior finish
  • Navigation System Professional with 8.8-inch touch screen
  • Cloth/Alcantara upholstery
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Eight-speed sports automatic transmission
  • BMW Individual Anthracite roofliner

BMW M140i (in addition to 125i)

  • 18-inch light-alloy wheels in Jet Black
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Adaptive LED headlights with BMW Selective Beam
  • Comfort Access System
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • Electric seat adjustment with memory function
  • harman/kardon loudspeaker system

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