Over the weekend, BMW lifted the covers off the three-door 1-Series, which introduced two brand new models to the range, the 114i and M135i. As expected, both of these variants will also be available on the five-door version of the 1-Series.
As a quick reminder, the 114i features a de-tuned version of the 116i's 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with a twin scroll turbocharger rated at a pitifully low 101hp (102PS) and 180Nm (133 lb-ft).
Those of you with a few years under your belt will remember that BMW attained these figures back in 1988, with the 1.6-liter version of its naturally-aspirated M40 four-cylinder gasoline engine family. In the E30 316i, this unit delivered 101hp (102) and 143Nm (105lb·ft).
BMW quotes a 0-100km/h (62mph) time of 11.2 seconds, a top speed of 195km/h (121mph) and an average fuel consumption of 5.5lt/100km (42.8mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 129g/km for the 114i 5d.
All 114is come fitted with Auto Start Stop function, Shift Point Indicator in conjunction with a six-speed manual transmission and brake energy regeneration system as standard.
The M135i makes use of the latest version of BMW's 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six delivering 315hp (320PS) at 5,800rpm and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) from 1,300 to 4,500rpm.
The 6-speed manual gearbox model goes from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 5.1 seconds and returns an average fuel consumption of 8.0lt/100km (29.4mpg US), with the 8-speed automatic version completing the sprint in 4.9 seconds and returning 7.5lt/100km (31.4mpg US). Both models reach a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155mph).
As with the three-door version, select versions of the five-door 1-Series will also be available with BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system. The first models to be offered with xDrive will be the 120d and the M135i with European sales to start later in the year.