Exciting, elegant, innovative design
The drive-train layout, with a longitudinally mounted in-line engine at the front and rear-wheel drive, is unique within the compact segment. This improves the new BMW 1-Series' handling, and is also reflected in its design, with BMW's typical proportions: long bonnet, wide wheelbase, swept-back passenger cell. The new BMW 1-Series is the embodiment of responsiveness and innovative elegance in a compact car, with a youthful, lively design and high-quality features adding to the excitement.
The front of the car is dominated by the large BMW kidney-shaped radiator grille, boldly shaped headlight units and three-section air intake. The grille is tilted forwards, adding emphasis to the challenging stance of this most sporty of compact models, while the surrounding areas catch the light and create a strong sense of three-dimensionality, with four contour lines on the bonnet forming a V that points towards the grille. The typical BMW double-round headlights have accent trim across their tops. In combination with the optional bi-xenon headlights, this creates a strongly focused look, powerfully enhanced by the direction indicators set into the inner light rings of the headlights and an LED accent light. In another innovation for BMW, the side indicator lights are integrated in the exterior mirrors.
From the side, the proportions of the new BMW 1-Series are even more strikingly apparent. The slightly sloping roof line, sporty, angled rear windscreen and flat side windows give the car a coupé-like feel, while the Hofmeister kink - the low forward bend at the back end of the side windows - extends well into the C-pillar, making the door aperture wider and facilitating entry to and exit from the rear seats.
The design quality of the new BMW 1-Series, which is unique in the compact segment, is particularly evident in the distinctive BMW lines and dramatically curved surfaces. The characteristic BMW swage line starts at the front sidewall and rises continuously to the rear lights, its boldness giving powerful emphasis to the shoulder area, with the door openers neatly integrated into the swage line. An additional character line below the doors flows sharply upwards into the outline of the rear wheel arch. The sill line provides a similarly dynamic touch, running parallel to the road and then rising steeply at the rear wheel arch, which is nicely echoed by the outlines of the side windows. The size of the rear wheel arches draws attention to its rear-wheel-drive layout which is the reason for its excellent dynamic responses.
The wide-set wheel arches reinforce the broad, powerful impression created by the back of the new BMW 1-Series. The wide-opening, slightly concave tailgate is opened by pressing the top section of the BMW emblem that sits at its centre, and the rear lights are also set well apart, creating a strong horizontal emphasis that is heightened by their deep surrounds.
There are optional xenon headlights, and the rear lights consist of L-shaped banks of LEDs. An additional brake light is set into the roof spoiler. The outline of the rear apron echoes that of the front bumper, while the V-shaped emblem surround leads the eye towards the road surface, emphasizing the new BMW 1-Series' stable roadholding.
New BMW 1 Series Previewed - What Car?
Read the What Car? BMW 1 Series review http://bit.ly/A2b7nq
The BMW 1 Series is the only rear-drive hatch in the class and scores with
a strong combination of performance, economy and emissions across all
engines. The 1 Series handles well, too.
The 1 Series is one of the least practical small family cars with limited
rear legroom and a small boot. It's also pricey to buy and refinement could
Become our friend on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/dKOpu8
Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/x3WZtV
What Car? is the UK's biggest car-buying brand and has been helping
Britain's car buyers make purchasing decisions for over 40 years. Our tests
are widely regarded as the most trusted source of new car advice.
This channel brings you trusted reviews on all the new models on the market
, all the latest first drives, reader reviews, and great car-buying advice.
All reviews are available in full online at Whatcar.com - the UK's leading
car-buying website, offering trusted reviews and data on every new car. The
website also offers advice on car leasing, new car deals and used cars for
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whatcar
Visit us online: http://www.whatcar.com
BMW 1 Series hatchback 2013 review - CarBuyer
BMW 1 Series hatchback 2014 review: http://bit.ly/rrpH5I
Subscribe to the Carbuyer YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/17k4fct
Subscribe to Auto Express: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/cb
"The BMW 1 Series is still the choice for drivers who want a small
hatchback that's fun to drive."
2014 BMW 435i Convertible Tech Tidbits
Check out my other videos! http://vid.io/xqoB
Who is Alex? Find out here! http://vid.io/xqoF
Full Review: http://youtu.be/zAneZP4hN8U
In this all-new segment I explore the random features, options, designs and
engineering in the BMW 435i. If you like this sort of segment, let me know
what you think in the comment section.
NEW 2012 1 Series Bmw FULL DETAILS!
For download the song visit:
Video in 720p by MotorsFan17
Facebook Fan's page:
Flickr photostrem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/motors_fan/
Thx for your support
Test Drive the 2002 BMW 745Li (Acceleration, Highway, and City Driving)
In this video I give a short tour and test drive of the 2002 BMW 745Li. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I show the car idling as well as take it on a
thorough test drive through the city and highway on various surfaces. A
thorough drive of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Dinan S3-R BMW 1M: Damn Near Perfect
Dinan takes automobiles from BMW, and makes them better. It's as simple as
that... but then again it isn't. The cars that Dinan starts with are
already pretty well sorted. Still, there's always room for improvement and
a Dinan-badged car has unquestionably been improved.
Such is the case with the Dinan-tuned BMW 1M. You start with a machine
that's already a joy to drive... and then you make it perfect.
Follow us on Twitter:
@TheHooniverse - http://twitter.com/thehooniverse
@JGlucker - http://twitter.com/JGlucker
Like us on Facebook:
2013 BMW M5 Tested: M1 & M2 Drive Buttons
During Automotive Rhythms' test drive today with the new 5th generation
2013 BMW M5 at Ascari Race Resort in Spain, we were able to experiment with
the performance sedan's two new M Drive buttons which are a part of MMI or
Man Machine Interface. Two individually configured set-ups for the M5 can
be called up using the new M Drive buttons on the steering wheel; range of
programmable parameters unique in the segment: engine response, M
Servotronic responses, Drivelogic shift program, DSC mode, Dynamic Damper
Control and information in the Head-Up Display.
New BMW 1 Series
New BMW 1 Series
Jesper Kyd - Ave Maria (Hitman Blood Money Soundtrack)
BMW 123d on the autobahn
123d driving on the autobahn on my way to work. Video uploaded mostly for
test reasons. Look for better videos from me.
The little box with my speed can be found here:
BMW 1 Series Review - Fifth Gear Web TV
The brand new version of BMW's smallest car is not only bigger and faster than before, it can also connect to
Twitter and Facebook using BMW's ConnectedDrive iPhone App. We flew to
Germany to be some of the first people in the world to test it - and,
thanks to torrential rain breaking our camera, we filmed the whole review
on an iPhone.