2012 BMW 1-Series will hit the UK market on 17 September 2011, with a choice of three diesel and two petrol engines. The price tag is £19 375 otr for a BMW 116i ES. This is the second generation 1-Series as the first had huge success all over the world.

However, this is a completely different car featuring a unique and rewarding combination of agile, precise handling, improved aesthetics and innovative technology.

As we speaking for technology, the new 1-Series will be available with the superb 116d EfficientDynamics, which breaks the 100g/km mark.

2012 BMW 1-Series remains the only rear-wheel drive car in its class and with its highly powerful and efficient TwinPower petrol and diesel engines, offers a sporty but fuel-efficient proposition boosted by BMW's EfficientDynamics technologies fitted as standard.

The previous generation BMW 1 Series has had enormous success selling more than 2.2 million units globally, as well as being the first car in the premium compact segment.

Model Power HP Torque NM 0 to 100 km/h Top Speed km/h Combined mpg CO2 Emissions g/km Pricing OTR
BMW 116i 136 220 8.5 209 49.6 132 £19375
BMW 118i 170 250 7.4 225 47.9 137 £21985
BMW 116d 116 260 10.3 199 62.8 117 £20195
BMW 118d 143 320 8.9 212 62.8 118 £22030


2012 BMW 1-Series FrontSide

  • Standard equipment Auto Start-Stop, six-speed manual transmission, 16-inch light alloy wheels, four airbags, DSC+, Drive Performance Control with ECO PRO, BMW Business radio with single CD player, air-conditioning, 60:40 folding rear seats, child seat ISOFIX attachments, Move cloth upholstery and leather steering wheel.
  • Other specifications- SE: Freestanding high-resolution 6.5" flatscreen monitor and iDrive controller, Bluetooth hands-free facility with USB audio interface and a multi-function leather steering wheel with speed limiting function.- BMW Sport: Sport style 17-inch star-spoke light-alloy wheels, Dark Chrome exhaust pipe and high-gloss black kidney grille, central air intake trim, side intake surrounds and rear bumper trim. Exclusive sport design sports seats, leather sports steering wheel, high-gloss black interior trim with Coral Red or grey accents.- BMW Urban: Urban style 17-inch V-spoke light alloy wheels, chrome kidney grille with white slat sides and trim bar for the central air intake, amongst a host of stylish design details. Inside, Metro cloth/leather seats, leather sports steering wheel and an acrylic glass interior trim in black or white with Oxide Silver accents.
  • Optional highlights High-beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Park Assist, Reversing Assist Camera, Lane Departure Warning including Collision Warning, cruise control with brake function, speed-limit and no-passing information. In addition, occupants can benefit from internet connectivity, smartphone and music player integration, real-time traffic information, as well as web radio, Facebook and Twitter apps.

2012 BMW 1-Series

Source: BMW