BMW 1 Series

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BMW 1 Series
BMW 118i Urban Line (F20) – Frontansicht, 10. März 2012, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2004–present
Body and chassis
ClassAmerican: Compact executive car
British: Small family car
European: C-segment
LayoutFR layout
Chronology
PredecessorBMW Compact
SuccessorBMW 2 Series (for coupé/convertible)
 
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BMW 1 Series
BMW 118i Urban Line (F20) – Frontansicht, 10. März 2012, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2004–present
Body and chassis
ClassAmerican: Compact executive car
British: Small family car
European: C-segment
LayoutFR layout
Chronology
PredecessorBMW Compact
SuccessorBMW 2 Series (for coupé/convertible)

The BMW 1 Series is a series of compact luxury cars manufactured by the German automaker BMW since 2004. Successor to the BMW Compact, it has been produced in four different body styles.

Model codes[edit]

1st generation[edit]

2nd generation[edit]

E81, E82, E87, E88[edit]

BMW 1-Series (E87)
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Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2004–2011 (E87)
2007–2012 (E81)
2007–2013 (E82)
2007–2013 (E88)
AssemblyLeipzig, Germany
Regensburg, Germany
Body and chassis
Body style2-door coupe (E82)
2-door convertible (E88)
3-door hatchback (E81)
5-door hatchback (E87)
LayoutFR layout
Chronology
PredecessorBMW Compact
Successorhave been superseded
Main article: BMW 1 Series (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 As of May 2013, the 3-door hatchback (model code E81) and 5-door hatchback (E87) have been superseded by the F20 and F21 models; the 2-door coupe (E82) and the two-door convertible (E88) have been superseded by the new BMW 2 Series.[2]

1 Series ActiveE[edit]

Main article: BMW ActiveE

The BMW ActiveE is a demonstration electric car based on the BMW 1 Series small family cars. It is the second vehicle after the Mini E to be developed under BMW Group’s Project i. The electric drive system is the latest addition to BMW’s EfficientDynamics program.[3] The US Environmental Protection Agency official range is 151 kilometres (94 mi), with an energy consumption of 33 kW·h/100 miles, and the agency rated the ActiveE's combined fuel economy at 2.3L/100 km (102 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent).[4]

Deliveries of the ActiveE for field testing in the U.S. began in January 2012, after the Mini E trial ended.[5] A total of 1,100 vehicles were produced participate in the program worldwide, with 700 allocated for the U.S. trial [6] and 35 for a trial in China. [7]

F20, F21[edit]

Main article: BMW 1 Series (F20)
BMW F20, F21
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Overview
Production2011–present (F20)
AssemblyLeipzig, Germany
Regensburg, Germany
Araquari, Brazil[8]
Body and chassis
Body style3-door hatchback (F21)
5-door hatchback (F20)
RelatedBMW 2 Series
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length4,324 mm (170.2 in)
Width1,765 mm (69.5 in)
Height1,421 mm (55.9 in)
Curb weight1,360–1,590 kg (3,000–3,510 lb)

The 2nd generation BMW 1 Series range comprises 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).[9]

The F20 5-door hatchback was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.[10] and released later in 2011.

The M135i was named "The Sports Car of the Year 2012" by Top Gear.

The coupé and convertible of the F20 will be called the 2 Series.

BMW 118i Urban Line (F20; Germany) 
BMW 118d 
BMW 118i 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "BMW F21 1 Series 3 Doors 116i Engine Technical Data". Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "BMW N47 engine problem - BMW N47 timing chain problem - BMW approved used". YouTube. 
  3. ^ "The BMW Concept ActiveE: The next chapter in BMW’s project i Megacity Vehicle research initiative". BMW Press Release. 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  4. ^ John Voelcker (2012-01-18). "BMW ActiveE Electric Car First Drive: What's It Really Like?". Green Car Reports. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  5. ^ Jim Motavalli (2012-01-12). "The Mini-E's True Believer Gets the Keys to the First BMW ActiveE". PluginCars. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  6. ^ Tom Moloughney (2011-10-14). "First Drive: BMW ActiveE Electric Coupe". PluginCars.com. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  7. ^ Han Tianyang (2013-06-24). "BMW ActiveE Project starts in Beijing". China Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  8. ^ Sparks, Kenn (2013-12-16). "Groundbreaking ceremony for new BMW Group plant in Brazil". Press.BMWGroup.com. BMW Group. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  9. ^ "BMW Group PressClub Global". press.bmwgroup.com. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  10. ^ "BMW at the 64. International Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2011).". bmwgroup.com. 

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