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2018 BMW 1 Series update equipment and pricing

By David Bonnici, 31 Jul 2017 Car News

2017 BMW 1 Series update equipment and pricing

A slight update brings some new standard and optional equipment to the baby Beemer range

BMW has given its 1 Series rear-wheel-drive hatch a mild model year update resulting in higher entry-level pricing, but an almost-$5000 reduction for the range-topping M140i.

Retail pricing for the base model 118i and 118d diesel variants has risen by $2000 to rest at $39,990 and $43,900 respectively while the mid-spec 120i is up $3000 to $45,900.

It’s better news for upper-spec models with the 125i’s price dropping by $90 to $49,900 and the M140i down $4910 to $59,990.

The varied pricing reflects the greater level of standard equipment across the range including LED headlights and the sixth-generation of BMW’s iDrive infotainment suite, which features a new customisable app-style interface.

The 125i and M140i come standard with BMW’s Navigation Professional system which includes a bigger 8.8-inch screen touchscreen as found in the BMW 5 Series. The same system is available as a cost option on low-spec variant.s

Exterior changes cover an expanded alloy wheel range including a new 17-inch alloy wheel design for the 120i and two additional 18-inch options for the M-Sport badged models.

There are also two new paint finishes including metallic Sunset Orange that’s available range-wide and metallic Seaside Blue metallic for non M Sport-equipped variants.

And there are more interior trim choices including a premium Pearl Chrome option, while Dakota leather upholstery can now be ordered in a ‘Cognac’ colourway.

The updated BMW 1 Series will be in showrooms from September.


BMW 118i/118d

  • 100kW/220Nm 1.5L, 3-cyl turbo petrol engine [118i]
  • 110kW/320Nm 2.0L 4-cyl turbo diesel engine [118d]
  • Sport Line trim
  • 16-inch light-alloy wheels
  • LED Headlights
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Navigation System Business with iDrive6 functionality
  • Automatic climate control
  • DAB+ radio
  • Rear view camera
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Sports steering wheel
  • Front cloth sports seats
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Driving Assistant

BMW 120i

In addition to 118i/118d:

  • 135k W/220Nm 2.0L 4-cyl turbo petrol engine
  • Urban Line luxury trim
  • 17-inch light-alloy wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • Front and rear Park Distance Control
  • Interior lights package
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • Extended automatic climate control
  • Interior rear-view mirror with anti-dazzle function

BMW 125i

In addition to 120i:

  • 165kW/310Nm 2L 4-cyl turbo petrol engine
  • M Sport Package with M Sport suspension
  • 18-inch light-alloy wheels
  • Exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle function
  • M Sport brakes
  • BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior finish
  • Navigation System Professional with 8.8-inch touch screen
  • Cloth/Alacantara upholstery
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Eight-speed sports automatic transmission
  • BMW Individual Anthracite roofliner

BMW M140i

In addition to 125i:

  • 250kW/500Nm 3.0L 6-cyl turbo petrol engine
  • 18-inch Jet Black light-alloy wheels  
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Adaptive LED headlights with BMW Selective Beam
  • Comfort Access System
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • Electric seat adjustment with memory function
  • harman/kardon sound system


  • BMW 118i - $39,990
  • BMW 118d - $43,990
  • BMW 120i - $45,990
  • BMW 125i - $49,990
  • BMW M140i - $59,990