The all-new 2017 BMW 1-Series is now available in Australia, the facelift model being offered in four versions: the 118i at $36,900, the 120i at $41,900, the 125i at 48,900, and the top of the line M140i at $64,900. Considering the list of standard features, it is pretty safe to state that this is the most affordable model lineup in Australia.
Even if we are dealing here with the smallest Series from the entire range, all versions prove to be extremely powerful and fuel-efficient.
In terms of design, the 120i and the 125i come with LED fog lights, adding the 18-inch M sport alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, variable sports steering and standard eight-speed auto or six-speed manual transmission.
Under the hood, the same 120 and 125i come with a 2.0-liter turbo flat-four engine, with 135 kW and 270 Nm of torque, in the entry-level version, with a fuel consumption of 5.8L/100 km and 7.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h.
On the other hand, the 125i develops 165 kW and 310 Nm of torque, and delivers a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds. This lad here burns out an impressive 5.9L/100 km.
The top of the line 2018 BMW 1-Series M140i packs a higher 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, with 250 kW and 500 Nm of torque, enough to reeach 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. However, the higher output makes it even more fuel-efficient, meaning 7.1/100 km.