2012 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Review | CarShowroom.com.au

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BMW 1-Series

2012 BMW 1 Series Hatchback

OUR VERDICT: 4 PRICE RANGE: – $39,593* PROS: 1.6 is a pearler; BMW rear-drive chassis; CONS: Family buyers prefer the extra space of over the 1 Series’ driving Safety Rating: Green Fuel Consumption: 5.8L/100km your own review

Naturally BMW is at the of the premium compact hatchback And naturally BMW’s model 1 Series) drives the rear in fact it’s the world’s rear-drive hatchback.

BMW 1 Series Overview

This may be the entry-level BMW but on-road it has that unmistakable ‘presence’.

BMW 1 Hatchback Engine

The all-new BMW 1 lineup debuted a 1.6-litre Featuring a twin-scroll turbocharger, latest technical masterpiece is all maximum output/minimum emissions.

to reduce fuel consumption/emissions everywhere our 116i, like the BMW 1 Series range, featured a indicator light to promote gear change points and energy regeneration. Auto was also standard and, as BMW’s system is, it doesn’t Jaguar’s for rapid/silent re-starting.

Our BMW 116i (six-speed manual) zero to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds and cycle fuel consumption is at 5.7l/100kms.

BMW 1 Series Hatchback The

The all-new BMW 1 Series certainly inside. The extra length in size has delivered enhanced spaciousness although, like in this segment, in that the 1 Series is overshadowed by the all-new B-Class.

There’s the usual sporty driving position via height adjustment for both and front passenger seats and adjustment for the usual high-standard BMW wheel. Instruments too are the expected BMW and are housed in a nice curved

BMW says the latest 1 Series provides 10 per-cent more space than its predecessor would be an impressive 360-litres the 60/40 split-fold rear in-place or 1200-litres with the folded flat. The seat features a 40/20/40 through-loading which enabled the BMW 116i to our golf club test.

BMW 1 Hatchback Exterior Styling

BMW 1-Series

While the 1 Series may be the entry-level the compact hatchback looks and retains the classic BMW proportions bonnet, wide track and passenger compartment. And compact it may be, the latest BMW 1 Series hatchback some size over its 85mm longer overall 30mm of extra length in the to improve rear seat

At the front of course are the BMW hallmarks four round headlights and time a forward-slant for the kidney which runs matt slats. The bonnet has four lines pointing towards the

In profile, again there’s a aerodynamic downward-slope for the roof and BMW hallmark in the form of the ‘Hofmeister the forward bend of the rear windows.

At the rear, the BMW 1 Series gets a modern look a low-opening tailgate and dynamic LED tail-lights.

Our BMW 116i test car ran V-spoke alloy wheels, in the typical BMW way filled the wheelarches to the overall sporty look.

BMW 1 Hatchback On The Road

BMW doesn’t do front-wheel-drive. Sadly may change soon if the front-drive hybrid Active Tourer (a crossover stylistically like the B’Class) goes into

But as things stand, the 1 Series is the only rear-drive hatchback. A turbocharged 1.4-litre driving the via a six-speed manual transmission like a recipe for funand in the BMW it is.

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