2025 BMW 1 Series price and specs

Posted on July 8, 2024Comments Off on 2025 BMW 1 Series price and specs

BMW Australia has confirmed the pricing and standard specification of the fourth-generation 1 Series hatchback ahead of its arrival in the fourth quarter of 2024.

The 1 Series range will only comprise two variants at launch: the entry-level 118 and the flagship M135 xDrive.

Pricing for the entry-level BMW 118 is up $1700 compared to the previous-generation model and now starts at $56,500 before on-roads, whereas the M135 xDrive is up $5900 and starts at $82,500 before on-roads.

BMW has removed the ‘i’ designations at the end of each variant’s name as part of a new strategy for BMW’s model nomenclature.

Previously signifying petrol injection, ‘i’ will now exclusively be reserved for electric models, with ‘d’ to still signify diesel and ‘e’ being used for plug-in hybrids.

The new 1er has grown 42mm in length (4361mm) and 25mm in height (1459mm). Width (1800mm) and wheelbase (2670mm) are the same as the outgoing model.

Under the skin, the new 1 Series is claimed to offer increased rigidity and body structure for “enhanced agility, steering precision and cornering dynamics”.

“The revised chassis includes optimised kinematics, highly preloaded anti-roll bar mounts and new shock absorber technology. The caster of the front wheels has been increased by 20 per cent, ensuring stable directional stability and optimised steering feedback,” BMW says.

Inside the new 1er adopts a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system running BMW Operating System 9, like the X1 and X2.

Pricing

There are now only two variants in the local 1 Series range.

Model Price excluding on-road costs
2025 BMW 118 $56,500 (+$1700)
2025 BMW M135 xDrive $82,500 (+$5900)

Powertrains

Power and torque or the entry-level 118 is up 12kW and 10Nm compared to the previous-generation model, while for the M135 xDrive it’s up 8kW and down 50Nm.

2025 BMW 118 2025 BMW M135 xDrive
Engine size 1.5-litre turbo 3cyl 2.0-litre turbo 4cyl
Power 115kW (+12kW) 233kW (+8kW)
Torque 230Nm (+10Nm) 400Nm (-50Nm)
Drive type Front-wheel drive All-wheel drive
Transmission Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
Acceleration (0-100km/h) 8.0 seconds 4.9 seconds

Efficiency

BMW Australia has yet to disclose local fuel economy figures for the new-generation 1 Series range.

Dimensions

The 2025 BMW 1 Series is slightly longer and taller than the previous model.

2025 BMW 1 Series
Length 4361mm (+42mm)
Width 1800mm
Height 1459mm (+25mm)
Wheelbase 2670mm

BMW Australia has yet to publish boot capacity figures for the 1 Series range, though the entire range gets a 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2025 BMW 1 Series, like the wider BMW range, is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Logbook service pricing has yet to be announced.

Safety

The 2025 BMW 1 Series has yet to be assessed by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Exit warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane change warning
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Speed limit information
  • Parking Assistant Plus
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera

M135 xDrive adds:

  • Evasion Assistant
  • Crossroads warning
  • Front cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Steering and Lane Control Assistant

Standard Equipment

The 2025 BMW 1 Series range is available in two variants.

2025 BMW 118 highlights:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • M Sport package
  • M high-gloss Shadowline highlights with extended contents
  • Interior and exterior mirror package
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Power tailgate
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Onboard 5G connectivity
  • Head-up display
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Proximity entry and push-button start
  • M headliner Anthracite
  • Veganza upholstery
  • Heated front sport seats
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • BMW Drive Recorder
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist

M135 xDrive adds:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • M rear spoiler
  • M Sport brake, dark blue metallic
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Black-painted contrast roof
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Front seat lumbar support
  • Front seat massage function

Optional Equipment

There are number of option packages available on the 2025 BMW 1 Series range, as well as different alloy wheels, seat upholstery finishes, and interior trims.

The $6500 Enhancement Package for the 118 adds:

  • Metallic paint
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Front seat lumbar support
  • Front seat massage function
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system

The M Sport Package Pro ($3200, 118; $2700 M135 xDrive) adds:

  • Black-painted contrast roof (optional on 118)
  • M Sport brakes, Red
  • M Lights Shadowline
  • M seat belts
  • M Sport front seats (M135 xDrive only)
  • M rear spoiler, black high gloss (118 only)

There are different 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel options, depending on the variant, as well as the following upholstery options:

  • M Alcantara/Veganza combination black/contrast stitching blue
  • Veganza perforated Oyster ($NCO, Sport seats only)
  • Veganza perforated Coral Red/Black
  • Veganza perforated Black ($NCO, Sport seats only)

Colours

There’s a wide range of colours available, including some matte finishes which BMW refers to as ‘Frozen’.

The 2025 BMW 1 Series range is available in the following exterior paint colours:

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire (+$1700)
  • M Portimao Blue (+$1700)
  • Skyscraper Grey (+$1700)
  • Thundernight metallic (+$1700)
  • Storm Bay metallic (+$3500)
  • Frozen Pure Grey metallic (+$5000)
  • Frozen Portimao Blue (+$5000)

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