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BMW update the 1 Series in Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show has played host to the reveal of the newly revised 1 Series model coming to us from BMW. The news was revealed last year that the model would be receiving a facelift but we did not know quite to what extent changes would be introduced. Well today the speculation is over as the company have revealed new changes to the design of the car, interior changes and one of the big focal points is a range of new engines that are also coming along with the car. Even more exciting news is that you wont have to wait long after seeing the car to get your hands on one as sales on the new model begin from the end of this month. With cars such as the A3 from Audi and the Volkswagen Golf stepping up their game over the years, the 1 Series is now seen to be doing the same. Does the new host of features help it rank higher on the market than its competition though?.

 

A look into the brand new changes made to the 1 Series

So lets get underway. The first feature we would like to direct your attention to is the newly updated engines. We find this one of the biggest attention grabbers of the new range. The German firm today confirmed that the revised model would benefit from a choice of both new diesel and petrol engines. Petrol models are available in two different capacities the first carrying 1.6 litres of fuel and the second carrying two litres. 134bhp or 168bhp can be chosen for the entry level 1.6 petrol whereas the 2.0 delivers 215bhp. A turbocharged engine however finds its way into the M135i with 321 brake horse power promised. Now casting our attention to the diesels and we find a 1.5 litre and two litre choice. 114 brake horse power is on the cards for the 1.5 and is available with the 116d 1 Series. The 2.0 litre model can be chosen in three different power outputs with 148bp coming in at the start. This then followed by 187 and 221bhp.

 

So now focusing on interior and exterior changes made to the car we can find new LED daytime running lights which are also joined alongside by a newly designed front grille and the air intakes have also been made larger than previous models. However the exterior gets more exciting as full LED headlights can be chosen as an optional extra but M Sports versions are given the LED headlights as standard. Inside of the car we see the return of familiar faces including climate control and the self parking assistance system. New features however consist of stop-start technology,radar cruise control and an 8.8 inch sized sat nav screen if you decide to spend the extra on the professional Nav model. New Black designs have also been thrown into the cabin with new chrome trimming that also finds a place inside of the car.

 

How much is the new 1 Series set to go on sale for?

As we mentioned earlier, you can find the updated model in showrooms from the end of this month. BMW have confirmed that three specification levels will be offered with the new addition which include SE entry level models, the mid range Sport and of course the headliner is the M Sports design. Prices will kick off from £20,245.

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