When BMW launched their cheapest ever BMW 1-series globally as well as in India, the very first reaction from everyone was - How weird does it looks? Yes, we know looks can be subjective, but the 1-series was genuinely an ugly looking car. And now BMW has given it a much needed major cosmetic upgrade. BMW has officially revealed the facelifted BMW 1-series, which looks far better than the current generation.
To start with the makeover, the whole front fascia has been redesigned. It now gets the bigger air intakes and different kidney grille with chrome accents. The headlights are new and attractive with standard LED DRLs. The car looks more wider from the side, thanks to more muscular wheel arches and the rear gets two-piece taillights extending onto the trunk lid with L-shaped graphics.
On the inside, the facelifted BMW 1-Series gets new upholstery options, a 6.5 inch central display and a Controller unit mounted on the center console. The buttons and knobs gets a chrome surrounds now and the keypads of the radio and climate control system benefit from high-gloss black detailing. The dual-zone climate system features a white light in daytime mode and orange in night mode.
If you are ready to shell out more money, you can get full LED headlights (including indicators) as well as adaptive LED headlights with High Beam Assistant function and LED fog lights with cornering. You can also opt for more expensive navigation system with a 8.8 inch screen. As far as the engines are concerned, both the three- and five-door 1-Series have received a revamped engine lineup.
116i: three-cylinder 1.5 litre with 109 hp & 180 Nm
118i: four-cylinder 1.6 litre with 136 hp & 220 Nm
120i: four-cylinder 1.6 litre with 177 hp & 250 Nm
125i: four-cylinder 2.0 litre with 218 hp & 310 Nm
116d & 116d Efficient Dynamics Edition: three-cylinder 1.5 litre with 116 hp & 270 Nm
118d & 118d xDrive: four-cylinder 2.0 litre with 150 hp & 320 Nm
120d & 120d xDrive: four-cylinder 2.0 litre with 190 hp & 400 Nm
125d: four-cylinder 2.0 litre with 224 hp & 450 Nm