MORE THRILLS PER LITRE.

The Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW 1 Series 5-door.

MORE THRILLS PER LITRE.

The Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW 1 Series 5-door.

With its agile, energetic spirit, the BMW 1 Series is simply ideal for city traffic. BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and the optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission ensure that it gets into its stride in next to no time. And the ECO PRO mode lets it fully exploit the maximum possible range. All in all, the ideal companion − lightning-quick when it comes to acceleration, easy-going when it comes to fuel consumption.

MORE THRILLS PER LITRE.The Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW 1 Series 5-door.

With its agile, energetic spirit, the BMW 1 Series is simply ideal for city traffic. BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and the optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission ensure that it gets into its stride in next to no time. And the ECO PRO mode lets it fully exploit the maximum possible range. All in all, the ideal companion − lightning-quick when it comes to acceleration, easy-going when it comes to fuel consumption.

BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGIES.

Get more out of every litre of fuel with BMW EfficientDynamics: better performance, greater efficiency and a heightened driving experience. Technical innovations that lower fuel consumption while simultaneously increasing driving pleasure mean that pure dynamics come standard in every BMW.

8-SPEED STEPTRONIC TRANSMISSION.

The 8-speed Steptronic transmission sets new benchmarks in comfort and dynamic performance and is a key element of BMW EfficientDynamics. The unusually fine increments between gears facilitate optimum power delivery at all speeds. This reduces fuel consumption significantly, while allowing the driver to enjoy increased sportiness and dynamic performance. The engine speed is reduced, particularly at high speeds, which in turn reduces both fuel consumption and engine noise.
The converter clutch also helps – even if the car is in manual mode. Together with the fast engine speed transitions and precise transmission tuning it guarantees incredibly smooth gearshifts.
Integrated functions such as predictive drive train and the constant monitoring of the vehicle's movements and the traffic situation considerably affect the way the transmission shifts gears. Regardless of the current driving mode, the system always selects the most suitable gear. The transmission control unit is linked to the navigation system, so depending on the route, the predictive drivetrain switches between a more athletic, responsive setting (SPORT mode) and a more comfortable setting with fewer gear shifts (COMFORT mode).

ECO PRO MODE.

The ECO PRO mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, depending on their driving style – according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study. The coasting function (only in conjunction with Steptronic transmission), the route-ahead assistant (only in conjunction with Navigation system Professional) and ECO PRO route (only in conjunction with Navigation system Professional or Business) make it possible to save a further five percent.

INTELLIGENT ENERGY MANAGEMENT.

The intelligent energy management in the BMW 1 Series is provided by a number of standard-feature BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, including the Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering and Optimum Shift Indicator. The interplay between these technologies ensures sustainable mobility and maximum efficiency.

  • Automatic Start/Stop Function

    The Automatic Start/Stop function makes sure that fuel is only used when the car is actually driving. When the vehicle comes to a temporary standstill, for example at traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, the Automatic Start/Stop function saves fuel by switching off the engine as soon as the car is idling and the foot is off the clutch (manual transmission), or when the care brakes to a complete standstill (Steptronic transmission).
    A signal in the Info Display indicates that the Automatic Stop/Start function is active. As soon as the clutch is pressed (manual transmission) or the foot taken from the brake (Steptronic transmission), the engine turns itself back on automatically.
    The Automatic Start/Stop function never compromises driving comfort and safety, as it remains inactive if the engine has not reached its ideal running temperature, the interior has not yet been sufficiently heated/cooled, if the battery level is too low or if the steering wheel is being turned. A central control unit restarts the engine if required, even when the car is at a standstill -- for example, if the car starts to roll forward or if the windscreen becomes foggy.
    The Automatic Start/Stop function can be switched off at any time with the push of a button.

  • Brake Energy Regeneration

    Every time the brakes are hit, kinetic energy is generated and until recently this energy went unused. Brake Energy Regeneration takes advantage of this long-overlooked potential. It harnesses the coasting energy that is generated whenever the driver brakes or takes his or her foot off the accelerator and turns it into electricity. This electricity is then used to charge the car battery. The intelligent energy management system means that the alternator no longer needs to run constantly, which reduces the strain on the generator. The result: reduced fuel consumption and increased performance – classic BMW EfficientDynamics.

  • Electric Power Steering

    Electric power steering optimally adjusts the steering support to the current speed. This results in direct, precise steering behaviour at high speeds and effortless manoeuvrability when parking. The steering only consumes energy when it is really necessary. This saves fuel and reduces emissions.
    Instead of a hydraulic pump, it relies on an electric motor. In conventional systems, this pump must be constantly powered by the engine, but this electric support only runs when the steering wheel is being moved. When driving straight ahead or maintaining the same steering angle (e.g. on long bends), the electric motor is not active and does not consume any energy. By flexibly adjusting the steering support to match the current driving situation and speed, steering comfort is improved.

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