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2012 BMW 1 Series' Interior: Premium Finish, Dynamic Lines,
Inside, a combination of typical BMW design
features and innovative accents gives the 2012 BMW 1 Series a fresh, youthful
and modern feel, with a focus on spaciousness and driving pleasure. Lines and
surfaces are dynamic and forward-leaning, with high-quality, precision-finished
materials reflecting the model's premium specifications. BMW's characteristic
driver-friendliness is apparent in the angled displays and controls in the
middle of the instrument panel, and the ergonomic contours of the center
console, designed for maximum visibility. The interior surfaces are layered,
another innovation which gives the new BMW 1 Series an organic look and feel.
In conjunction with an optional navigation system and the BMW Professional
radio, the 2012 BMW 1 Series uses the BMW iDrive system. This comprises a
controller on the center console, favorites buttons and a freestanding
flatscreen monitor. The 6.5 or 8.8-inch high-resolution control display, which
is integrated into the instrument panel, is used for all information,
entertainment, telecommunications and navigation functions.
The 2012 BMW
1 Series also offers much more storage space, with large door pockets, two
cupholders on the center console, a roomy glove compartment, and a compartment
under the armrest. Bottles of up to 1 liter can be fitted into the lower door
The optional storage package includes large compartments
in the rear doors and nets on the front seatbacks. The 360-liter luggage
compartment expands to a maximum of 1,200 liters by lowering the 60/40
split-folding rear seats, giving a flat surface extending all the way to the
front seats. The optional through-loading system has 40/20/40 split-folding rear
The Ultimate in Personalization: BMW Urban Line
exclusive new BMW Sport Line and BMW Urban Line of interior and exterior
equipment help to show off the high-tech, dynamic facets of the 2012 BMW 1
Series to best advantage.
The BMW Urban Line includes specific
cloth/leather seats, a leather sports steering wheel, adjustable armrests, and
contemporary acrylic glass interior trim, which creates a strong sense of depth
and is available in white or black with matt oxide silver accent strips. A
striking effect is also provided by the ambient and courtesy lights, which can
be switched between orange and LED royal blue. An additional light source on the
B-pillar enhances the effect of the illumination.
exterior includes specific 16-inch V-spoke alloy wheels or optional 17-inch
high-gloss white wheels with an angled surface, and white rear bumper trim.
Additional design accents on the front include white kidney bars with
chrome-plated fronts and a white trim bar for the centre air intake. The side
intake surrounds are painted in the same color as the car, and the BMW Urban
Line also includes door sill finishers with "BMW Urban" lettering and a white
keyclasp. White mirror caps are available as an option.
The components of
the BMW Lines are matched down to the last detail, and create a striking visual
impact. Other individually customizable features include a choice of seat
coverings, interior trims and accent strips and light-alloy wheels.
Four-Cylinder Turbodiesel Engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology
Wide-ranging design modifications have enabled the four-cylinder 2.0-liter
turbodiesel engines in the 2012 BMW 1 Series to build on their competitive
advantage in the areas of output and fuel efficiency. These include aluminum
crankcases, reduced engine friction, thermodynamically optimized turbochargers
and variable turbine geometry, next-generation common-rail direct injection and
These enhancements represent the latest stage
in the success story of BMW four-cylinder diesel engines, which earned the
predecessor of the 2012 BMW 118d the title of World Green Car of the Year.
The 2012 BMW 120d marks another major advance, with a 8 hp increase in
maximum output to 184 hp at 4,000 rpm, and maximum torque boosted by 22 lb-ft
(30 Nm) to 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm. It reaches 60 mph
from a standing start in 7 seconds, and has a maximum speed of 142 mph (228
km/h). Combined-cycle fuel consumption has been reduced to 4.5 to 4.6 liters per
100 kilometers, with CO2 emissions of 119 to 122 grams per kilometer (EU test
figures, variations due to differences in the tires fitted).
four-cylinder diesel engine of the 2012 BMW 118d has a maximum output of 143 hp
at 4,000 rpm, and maximum torque of 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) between 1,750 and 2,500
rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, and has a maximum speed of
132 mph (212 km/h). Its combined-cycle fuel consumption is 4.4 to 4.5 liters per
100 kilometers, with CO2 emissions of 115 to 118 grams per kilometer (EU test
figures, variations due to differences in the tires fitted).
entry-level 2012 BMW 116d has a maximum output of 116 hp at 4,000 rpm, and
maximum torque of 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. It accelerates
from 0 to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds, and has a maximum speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).
Its combined-cycle fuel consumption is an outstanding 4.3 to 4.5 liters per 100
kilometers, with CO2 emissions an equally impressive 114 to 117 grams per
kilometer (EU test figures, variations due to differences in the tires fitted).
Now Also in 1 Series BMW: Optional Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
The standard six-speed manual petrol and diesel versions of the new BMW 1
Series offer efficient power transmission and precise gear changes.
BMW 1 Series is also the only compact car also available with the option of an
eight-speed automatic transmission, offering fast, smooth gear changes and
excellent fuel efficiency. The innovative architecture of its wheel set allows
more gears and a better spread of ratios, with barely any increase in weight
over the existing six-speed automatic gearbox for the BMW 1 Series.
unusually high efficiency of the eight-speed automatic transmission means that
fitting it to the most powerful 2012 BMW 1 Series models actually results in
lower fuel consumption and CO2 figures than with a manual transmission.
The Steptronic function used in the automatic transmission allows gear changes
to be initiated manually using the electronic selector lever. A further option
is the eight-speed sports automatic transmission, which enables even more
dynamic gear changes, and includes shift paddles on the steering wheel.
Advanced BMW EfficientDynamics in the 2012 BMW 1 Series
2007, the BMW 1 Series set a new global benchmark, with a unique range of
technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions being included as
standard. Today, the 2012 BMW 1 Series extends the scope of the BMW
EfficientDynamics program. The diesel versions have a centrifugal-force pendulum
built into the dual-mass flywheel to compensate for rotational irregularities
and ensure a smooth ride at low revs.
The car makes extensive use of
intelligent energy management systems, including Brake Energy Regeneration and
electromechanical power steering. Depending on the model, these may also include
a gear shift indicator, automatic air valve control, a high-efficiency rear
differential, a map-regulated oil pump, a pressure/rev-regulated electric fuel
pump, a self-disconnecting air-conditioning compressor and tires with reduced
The Automatic Start/Stop function, which switches off
the engine when it is stationary at traffic lights or in slow-moving traffic, is
included as standard in the new BMW 1 Series, with both manual and automatic
transmissions. ECO PRO mode, which is activated by the driving experience
switch, adjusts the engine map, heating, air conditioning, and mirror/seat
heating to minimize fuel consumption. The resulting increase in range is shown
on a display.
As a result, the new BMW 1 Series will embody the concept
of fuel-efficiency like no other premium car, building on the strengths of its
predecessor in this area. At a later date, the range will be expanded with the
BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition. This will be powered by a 1.6-liter diesel
engine, and feature a number of fuel-saving and emission-reducing technologies,
including solutions to further optimize drive-train efficiency, improve
aerodynamic performance and reduce rolling resistance. The 2012 BMW 116d
EfficientDynamics Edition will have an output of 116 hp, with fuel consumption
of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 99 grams per kilometer
over the EU combined cycle (provisional figures).
The 2012 BMW 1 Series offers all the excitement of
premium-quality, pioneering technology and exceptional driving pleasure within a
compact car, with many superior features as standard and a wide range of
attractive options. The driving experience switch, a standard feature located on
the central console, tailors the car's settings to the driver's personal tastes,
including engine characteristics, DSC driving stability control, optional
Servotronic settings and automatic gear change program and dynamics.
COMFORT, SPORT and ECO PRO modes are included as standard. The eight-speed
sports automatic, Variable Sport Steering and BMW Sport Line versions also have
SPORT+ mode. Cars fitted with the Professional navigation system have a sport
display on the control monitor showing real-time engine performance and torque.
The standard equipment of the 2012 BMW 1 Series also includes
remote-controlled central locking, height-adjustable driver's and front-seat
passenger's seats, electric wing mirrors, electric front and rear windows, BMW
Business radio and CD, six speakers and an AUX IN connection, and air
conditioning. Options include two-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically
adjustable and heated seats, multifunction steering wheel, automatically dimming
rear-view and wing mirrors, foglamps, electric sunroof, and towbar with
The engine of the 2012 BMW 1 Series can be activated by
touching the Start/Stop button as soon as the keyless remote is inside the car,
making traditional ignition key insertion redundant. The optional Comfort Access
system automatically locks and unlocks the car.
navigation system includes a hard disk. Individual entertainment features
include a DVD changer, DAB receiver, and 360-watt, digitally amplified
12-speaker Harman Kardon hi-fi system.
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