BMW 1 Series
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|BMW 1 Series|
F20 (next gen)
|Production||2006 - present|
|Body Style|| 3-door, 4/5-seat hatchback|
5-door, 5-seat hatchback
2-door, 4-seat coupe
2-door, 4-seat cabriolet
|Length||4227 mm (Hatchback)|
|Height||1430 mm (Hatchback)|
|Weight|| Manual-3252 lbs|
|Engine||3.0 Liter Inline 6|
|Power|| 230 hp @ 6500 rpm|
300 lb-ft of torque @ 1400-1500 rpm
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
|Similar|| Mercedes-Benz B-Class|
The BMW 1 Series is a compact model and represent's BMW's first foray into the compact market. There are four body styles available within the model line: a 3-door hatchback coupe, a 5-door, hatchback, a 2-door notchback coupe and a newly unveiled 2-door cabriolet.
- For 2012, the 1 Series gets a mid-cycle facelift that brings improved aerodynamics, as well as refinements to various controls plus new exterior paint colors, upholstery and interior trim.
- Main article: BMW 1 M Coupe
- On December 9th, 2010, BMW reveals a 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The car uses BMW's twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. It has 350 horsepower and can go from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
- In 2011, the JDM market receives the 30 unit-only limited edition 120i Coupe Performance Unlimited. Distinguishing it is the M-Sport package coupled to a variety of accessories for the Bavarian firm's Performance division such as 18-inch alloy wheels shod in 215/40R18 tires up front and 245/35R18 at the back, a blacked-out grille, carbon fiber mirror caps, carbon fiber boot lid spoiler, aluminum pedal set, and leather gear knob and handbrake lever. Offered exclusively in a white or Le Mans Blue finish, pricing is set at ¥4,350,000 (US$50,300). 
- On Sept. 29, 2007, BMW leaked the 2008 BMW 1-Series Convertible on the internet. It will be offered with in four engine variants: a 143 hp 2.0-litre four-pot unit (118i), a 215 Hp 3.0-litre six-pot (125i), the 300 Hp 3.0-liter bi-turbo six-cylinder (135i) and a 177 hp four-cylinder turbodiesel. The electro-hydraulic softtop opens or closes in 22 seconds and at speeds of up to 25mph. Color options for the foor include black or taupe cloth or a unique ‘Moonlight’ black.
- BMW took Nov. 2007 as the month to unveil the 1-series' M Sort Package which will be available throughout the range, including even the 120d and 123d. The package includes 17-inch light alloy wheels in 205/50 rubber up front and 225/45 in the rear, sports suspension for higher traction and reduced body roll, an aerodynamic package with redesigned bumpers, sports seats, high-gloss shadowline exterior trim, M leather steering wheel, gearbox lever and handbrake, M designation door sills and anthracite. 
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|128i||135i||128i Cabrio||135i Cabrio|
|$29,375||$35,675||$33,875 (€23,000)||$39,875 (€27,150)|
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"It may have double headlamps and the kidney grille and the Hofmeister kink, but viewed as a whole, it looks like a van". - Top Gear
"I'm choosing the words for my conclusion with even more care than usual. So here it goes - the 1 Series is crap." Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear
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Design quirks and oddities
- The BMW 1 Series had been used for a BMW Celebrity Challenge race for the 2005 and 2006 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
- There is a short length of legroom in the back seat particularly in a hatchback and tall people can have trouble getting access.
The BMW 1 Series has been awarded for 2004 New Zealand's Car Of The Year.
2010 Drive Best Performance Car Over $60,000 (135i Coupe)
2007 Green Car Of The Year (118d)
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