2012 BMW 1 Series | new car review

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 by

The latest generation is longer and larger than its predecessor. It has also been redesigned and has gained momentum and elegance. has also increased interior space but don’t expect a lot of it in the second row.

The BMW 1 Series is available in four body style to satisfy all kinds of buyers. You can have it in a three-door, five-door, and forms. Each model is then segregated by engine capacity.

BMW has one 1.6-litre engine, two 2-litre engines and two 3-litre engines on offer. The 116i gets the smallest engine of the lot and produces 116bhp. The 118i and the 120i get the 2-litre inline-4 engine producing 135bhp (naturally aspirated) and 156bhp (turbocharged) respectively. The larger 3-litre engine produces 258bhp in the 130i. All variants get a 6-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Coupe and the Convertible are also available with a turbocharged version of the inline-6 engine that makes 306bhp.

Dual front airbags and traction control is part of standard equipment and a host of additional safety features are available as optional including adaptive headlights, 360-degree view and also the M package.


3/5 door: AED 100,000 – AED 160,000
Coupe: AED 140,000 – AED 185,000
Convertible: AED 145,000 – AED 210,000


1.6-litre inline 4 (116i)
Max power:116bhp
Max torque:130NM

2-litre inline-4 (118i)
Max power: 135bhp
Max torque: 190Nm

2-litre inline-4 (120i)
Max power:156bhp
Max torque: 210Nm

3-litre inline-6 (130i)
Max power: 256bhp
Max torque: 270Nm

3-litre inline-6 turbocharged (135i)
Max power: 305bhp
Max torque: 400Nm


6-speed automatic

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