BMW 1 Series (F20)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
BMW F20, F21
2012 BMW 125i (F20) 5-door hatchback (2015-07-03) 01.jpg
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)[3]

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).[4]

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.[5] Early models included the 116i, 118i, 116d, 118d, 120d.[6] In 2012, the 125i, 125d and 116d EfficientDynamics Edition models were introduced. The 114i and xDrive models were also introduced.[7]

The F21 three-door hatchbacks were added in 2012. The M135i was unveiled in 2012 Geneva International Motor Show.[8] In November 2012, the M135i xDrive and 120d xDrive were released.[9]

Trim[edit]

BMW 1 Series (Australia)

Trim variations include the Sport Line and Urban Line, which differ by alloy wheels, kidney grille and other appearance-related features.[10][11] There is also the M-Sport line that is optional on the rest of the 1-Series range and standard on the M135i.

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 EfficientDynamics Edition 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) @4000 260 N·m (192 lb·ft) @1750–2500 10.5/na
116d N47D20 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)
118d 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

Reception[edit]

Emerging as the winner of the best sports car $50-100K category for the second consecutive time, the BMW M135i was awarded the title at the 2013 ‘Australia’s Best Cars’ awards held in Melbourne, Australia.[12]

In 2009, the BMW 135i was awarded the Best Sports Coupe under $150K at the 2009 Wheels Gold Star Car Awards for exceptional driving experience.[13]

References[edit]