BMW 1 Series
|Successor||BMW 2 Series (for coupé/convertible)|
|Class||British: Small family car
The BMW 1 Series is a line of small family cars (C-segment in Europe) manufactured by the German automaker BMW since 2004. Successor to the BMW Compact, it has been produced in four different body styles.
Model codes 
1st generation 
- BMW E87 – (2004–2011) five-door hatchback
- BMW E81 – (2007–2011) three-door hatchback
- BMW E82 – (2007–present) coupe
- BMW E88 – (2007–present) convertible
2nd generation 
E81, E82, E87, E88 
|Body style||2-door coupe (E82)
2-door convertible (E88)
3-door hatchback (E81)
5-door hatchback (E87)
The first-generation BMW 1 Series is a small family car produced by the German automaker BMW since 2004, when it replaced the BMW 3 Series Compact range as the smallest and cheapest vehicle (depending on the engine model) in the BMW range. As of May 2013, the 3-door hatchback (model code E81) and 5-door hatchback (E87) have been superseded by the F20 and F21 models, however the coupe (E82) and convertible (E88) variants are still in production.
1 Series ActiveE 
F20, F21 
|Body style||3-door hatchback (F21)
5-door hatchback (F20)
|Wheelbase||2,690 mm (105.9 in)|
|Length||4,324 mm (170.2 in)|
|Width||1,765 mm (69.5 in)|
|Height||1,421 mm (55.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1,360–1,590 kg (3,000–3,500 lb)|
|Related||BMW 2 Series|
The 2nd generation BMW 1 Series range comprises of 3-door hatchback (model code F21) and 5-door hatchback (F20) models. Like its E87 predecessor, it uses a longitudinally-mounted engine, aluminum multi-link suspension and a rear-wheel drive chassis (however some models are available with all-wheel drive).
The F20 5-door hatchback was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. and released later in 2011.
The M135i was named "The Sports Car of the Year 2012" by Top Gear (magazine).
- "BMW F21 1 Series 3 Doors 116i Engine Technical Data". Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- "BMW Group PressClub Global". press.bmwgroup.com. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- BMW at the 64. International Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2011).
Media related to BMW 1 Series at Wikimedia Commons
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|Small family||3 Compact||E36/5||E46/5|
|1 Series||E81 / E82 / E87 / E88||F20|
|Compact exec||3 Series||E21||E30||E36||E46||E90 / E91 / E92 / E93||F30|
|Executive||5 Series||E12||E28||E34||E39||E60 / E61||F10 / F11|
|Luxury coupé||6 Series||E24||E63 / E64||F12 / F13|
|Luxury||7 Series||E23||E32||E38||E65 / E66 / E67 / E68||F01 / F02 / F03 / F04|
|Roadster||Z Series||E30 (Z1)||E36/7 & E36/8 (Z3)||E85 / E86 (Z4)||E89 (Z4)|
|M||1 Series M||E82 M|
|M3||E30 M3||E36 M3||E46 M3||E90/92/93 M3|
|M5||E28 M5||E34 M5||E39 M5||E60/61 M5||F10 M5|
|M6||E24 M635CSi/M6||E63/64 M6||F12/13 M6|
|M Roadster||E36/7 (Z3) M||E85 (Z4) M|
|M Coupé||E36/8 M Coupé||E86 M Coupé|
|Supercar/GT||E26 (M1)||E31 (8 series)||E52 (Z8)|
|X6||E71 / E72|