Usually, facelift models bring only minor tweaks with no really major upgrades to the models but now, BMW decided to change that and unveil a quite modified 1-Series range, yet call it a facelift. The German model is now more aggressive with larger bumpers, a revised front grille, chrome accents and new air intakes. The new LED daytime running lights are now standard but there are full LED headlights available as an option.
In the back, you will find revised LED taillights, similar to the ones found on the bigger models. In terms of power, the new BMW 1-Series comes with a lot of options. First up is the BMW 116i with a 109hp 1.5-liter engine followed up by the 118i and 120i variants, both fitted wit a 1.6-liter engine.
Power outputs range from 136 hp to 177 hp for these two particular versions. Next up is the 2.0-liter 218 hp engine powering the BMW 125i, this being the last petrol engine in the range, except the 3.0-liter engine offering 326 horses and 450 Nm of torque, the one found in the BMW M135i.
It provides a 0-100 km/h sprint of 5,1 seconds when paired to a six-speed manual transmission while the eight-speed Steptronic gearbox cuts 0,2 seconds from that figure. If you want even more, go for the BMW M135i xDrive which does the 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 4,7 seconds.
On the diesel side, there’s the BMW 118d with a 2.0-liter engine producing 150 horses as well as a more potent 190 hp version of the unit, found on the BMW 120d. Last but not least, the range-topping diesel is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit with 224 horsepower, found under the bonnet of the BMW 125d.
At the interior, the 2015 BMW 1-Series facelift comes with revised materials, a tweaked steering wheel, new upholstery, a dual-zone climate control system and a 6.5-inch display.