BMW 1 Series (F20)

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BMW F20, F21
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Overview
Production June 2011–present (F20)
Model years 2012-present
Assembly Leipzig, Germany
Regensburg, Germany
Araquari, Brazil[1]
Designer Nicolas Huet (2008)[2]
Body and chassis
Body style 3-door hatchback (F21)
5-door hatchback (F20)
Related BMW 2 Series
Dimensions
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 (3,000–3,510 lb)

The second generation BMW 1 Series range comprises three-door hatchback (model code F21) and five-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).[3]

Transmission options are a six-speed manual or an eight-speed ZF 8HP automatic.

History[edit]

The F20 five-door hatchback was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.[4] Early models included the 116i, 118i, 116d, 118d, 120d.[5] In 2012, the 125i, 125d and 116d EfficientDynamics Edition models were introduced. The 114i and xDrive models were also introduced.[6]

The F21 three-door hatchbacks were added in 2012. The M135i was unveiled in 2012 Geneva International Motor Show.[7] In November 2012, the M135i xDrive and 120d xDrive were released.[8]

Trim[edit]

2012 BMW 1-series

Trim variations include the Sport Line and Urban Line, which differ by alloy wheels, kidney grille and other appearance-related features.[9][10] There is also the M-Sport line that is optional on the rest of the 1-Series range and standard on the M135i.

Models[edit]

114i[edit]

Released in 2012 in three-door hatchback and five-door hatchback body styles.

114d[edit]

Released in 2012 in three-door hatchback and five-door hatchback body styles.

116i[edit]

Released in 2011 as a five-door hatchback, with the three-door hatchback version released in 2012.

116d[edit]

Released in 2011 as a five-door hatchback, with the three-door hatchback version released in 2012. EfficientDynamics Edition (released 2012) produces the same power and torque as the regular 116d.

118i[edit]

Released in 2011 as a five-door hatchback, with the three-door hatchback version released in 2012.

118d[edit]

Released in 2011 as a five-door hatchback, with the three-door hatchback version released in 2012.

120d[edit]

Released in 2011 as a five-door hatchback, with the three-door hatchback version released in 2012. 120d xDrive models use all-wheel drive.

125i[edit]

Released in 2012 in three-door hatchback and five-door hatchback body styles. Powered by a 2.0 L turbocharged inline-four engine, as opposed to the 3.0 L naturally aspirated straight-six engine used by the previous generation 125i.

125d[edit]

Released in 2012 in three-door hatchback and five-door hatchback body styles.

M135i[edit]

Turbocharged petrol model released in 2012 in three-door hatchback and five-door hatchback body styles. M135i xDrive models use all-wheel drive. The M135i was named "The Sports Car of the Year 2012" by the magazine Top Gear.

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[edit]

Model Engine code Power Torque 0–100 km/h (s) (MT/AT)
114i N13B16 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) @4000 180 N·m (133 lb·ft) @1100 11.2/na
116i 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) @4400 220 N·m (162 lb·ft) @1350–4300
240 N·m (177 lb·ft) @1500–3500 (overboost)
8.5/9.1 (2011)
8.5/8.7 (2012–present)
118i 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) @4800 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) @1500–4500 7.4/7.2
125i N20B20 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) @5000 310 N·m (229 lb·ft) @1350–4800 6.4/6.2
M135i N55 320 PS (235 kW; 316 hp) @5800 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) @1250–5000 5.1/4.9

Diesel engines[edit]

Model Engine code Power Torque 0–100 km/h (s) (MT/AT)
114d N47D16 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) @4000 235 N·m (173 lb·ft) @1500–2750 12.2/na
116d 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) @4000 260 N·m (192 lb·ft) @1750–2500 10.3/10.7 (2011)
10.3/10.3 (2012–present)
116d EfficientDynamics Edition 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) @4000 260 N·m (192 lb·ft) @1750–2500 10.5/na
118d N47D20 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp) @4000 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @1750–2500 8.9/8.9 (2011)
8.9/8.6 (2012–present)
120d 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) @4000 380 N·m (280 lb·ft) @1750–2750 7.2/7.3 (2011)
7.2/7.1 (2012–present)
125d 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) @4400 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) @1500–2500 6.5/6.3

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