BMW 1 Series: The Ideal Engines Behind

BMW 1 Series is one of the best small family cars in the market, which has been dominating the segment since 2004. So far, it has been produced in 4 different body styles, and it is the successor to BMW compact edition.

The first generation 1 series was produced in the year 2004 and it replaced the compact version in the range. For this year, the new performance version joins the BMW 1 series lineup. The new 1 series offers seamless driving experience, and packs in enough power punch to sprint through the city streets, and cruise along the highways quite comfortably.

2013 1 series convertible and coupe provide dynamic handling, spirited performance, and good efficiency. The engine configuration is perfectly balanced – the 128i is powered by 3.0L 230hp engine with 6-speed manual transmission while 135i runs on 3.0L 320hp turbo engine with 7-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission.

New 1 series has been introduced for the first time in Indian markets in 2013, and it seems to be garnering a lot of attention already, though its rivals Merc A Class, and Volvo V40 seem to doing fairly well too.

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Technical Characteristics of BMW 1 Series

Technical Characteristics of 2010 BMW 1 Series M Coup? produced by BMW (DE).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 2 doors
Weight 1570 Kg
Length 4380 mm
Height 1420 mm
Wheelbase 2660 mm
Front Track 1541 mm
Rear Track 1541 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 53 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System direct petrol injection
Max Power 340HP (250 kW) @ 5900 rpm
Max Torque 500Nm @ 1500 rpm
CO2 Emissions 224 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 2979 cc
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 6 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 24
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Aspiration Turbo
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 9J x 19 EH2 / 10J x 19 EH2
Standard Tyres 245/35 R 19 93Y / 265/35 R 19 98Y
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 4.9 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 13.6 l/100km
Road 7.3 l/100km
Mixt 9.6 l/100km