The design of the new BMW 1 Series 5-door.

The new BMW 1 Series 5-door isn’t just an updated version of its predecessor, it’s a car with a completely new look and a refreshing new attitude. Its sporty character has been brought to the fore, with key elements of the exterior reshaped, replaced and redesigned. Inside, high spec comes as standard, with high-gloss black and chrome details that will put a smile on your face before you even start the engine.


Redesigned LED headlights.

The LED headlights (available on the M Sport Models) of the new BMW 1 Series 5-door perfectly introduce the car’s refreshing new character. They are slimmer and closer to the central kidney grille, giving a more striking, sporty appearance. These Daytime Driving lights ensure you will always be seen, and (depending on model) feature High Beam Assistant (anticipating an oncoming driver when high beams are on) and adaptive headlights (illuminating around an oncoming curve before the car has even turned).

New front and rear bumper.

At both the front and the rear, the bumpers of the new BMW 1 Series 5-door have been re-shaped to express a sportier personality. Each has sculpted lines that give the car a broad stance on the road, while emphasising the dynamic air inlets at the front and the wider exhaust at the back.

New tailgate design.

For the first time, the new BMW 1 Series 5-door has taillights that are instantly recognisable as BMW. The classic L-shape, with a split two piece design brings it in line with every other series. This gives the rear of the car a completely new look, with the longer, slimmer proportions of the taillights creating a broad, sporty appearance. Two LED-lit lines run through both sections of the lights, giving subtle definition.

Redesigned kidney grille.

The iconic BMW kidney grille has been remodelled to fit with the sportier look of the new BMW 1 Series 5-door. It is wider, allowing it to work in perfect visual harmony with the redesigned LED headlights, giving the front of the car more character and poise. The frame of the kidney grille shows tantalising flashes of chrome and its bars are sculptured to catch the eye from every angle. From the basic model upwards, the new kidney grille provides an air of exclusivity.

Model specific alloy wheels.

Each model; Sport, Urban, M Sport and M Performance, features an alloy wheel design specific to that car. These ensure that each model has its own unique personality, and that the wheels are perfectly matched to the aesthetics of each exterior.

New exterior colours.

Like many of the BMW 1 Series’ new design features, the new exterior colours available bring a vibrancy and sportiness to its appearance. Liquid Blue has been replaced by Platinum Silver, a neutral tone with a distinct warmth. Sparkling Bronze has been replaced by Sparkling Brown, a dark tone with an irresistible shimmer. Both are thoroughly refined, head-turning finishes.

Enlarged exhaust.

The exhaust pipe on the new BMW 1 Series 5-door is 5mm larger on all models, reflecting its sporty intentions, with the 120i and 120d featuring double exhausts. Additionally, in the Sport model an extra light catcher around the exhaust area rounds off the dynamic look that dominates the rear of the car.


High gloss surfaces.

Surfaces that were previously matt are now high gloss throughout, adding a premium feel to the interior wherever you look, with galvanised accents perfectly complementing this high-spec finish.

New instrument display.

The new instrument display is greatly improved, with a high resolution 5.7-inch display that puts all the vehicle information you need right in front of you. You will be given visualisations of data including your current fuel consumption, how many miles until the car’s next service, as well as lane change guidance and essential speed limit information.

Climate control, iDrive and Professional Radio.

The new BMW 1 Series 5-door features automatic climate control, Professional Radio and iDrive, all as standard, making every drive an intuitive experience that allows you to be informed, productive and relaxed.

New trim and upholstery for Sport and Urban models.

A stunning new range of trim and upholstery options is available to accentuate the sporty character of the new BMW 1 Series 5-door. For the Sport model, the intricate, detailed woven cloth combination Corner/Corso adds a crafted sophistication to the interior. In the Urban model, the new cloth and leather combination Metro/Dakota offers a striking black and white look that will fit seamlessly into city life.


BMW ConnectedDrive is the intelligent linking of vehicle, driver and outside world. It makes sure you’re always connected. The new BMW 1 Series 5-door has BMW ConnectedDrive as standard, so you experience the benefit of: 4G capability for navigation, active cruise control, free automatic map updates, Park Assist (for both parallel and bay parking), Real Time Traffic Information, Drive Assist, Bluetooth and audio streaming.
As well as these services, BMW Apps are also available as standard. BMW leads the way in in-car apps, connecting you to a greater selection of music, news, information and social networks.