The New BMW 1 Series on Motability
Published 4th October 2019
Published 4th October 2019
The all-new BMW 1 series brings a bold new approach with sporty looks, enhanced performance and the very latest technology. We are proud to announce that the new 1 Series is available to order through our BMW Motability scheme. The updates this latest generation brings make it perfectly suited to Motability customers.Explore BMW Motability
For the first time in its history, the 1 Series is powered using a front-wheel drive system (with xDrive available on the M135i model).
The change from a rear-wheel drive set-up comes with a number of advantages, most notably the enhanced interior space. The 1 features both greater head space and leg space with an increase of 33 millimetres and 19 millimetres respectively.
The boot capacity has increased by 20 litres (to 380 litres) over the outgoing model. A wide opening and low-load lip also make the boot a more useable space than before.
The new 1 Series features the very latest technology making your journey as easy as possible. The introduction of Live Cockpit Professional to the 1 brings BMW personal assistant which can help you control car features such as navigation, climate control and media using voice commands.
To activate you simply say “Hey BMW”. What’s more it can learn routines, preferred settings and habits subsequently applying them at the appropriate moment.
The latest parking aids on the BMW 1 Series feature a combination of park distance control, rearview camera and a first for the 1 series, BMW parking assistant.
The latter can automatically assist manoeuvres into both parallel and bay parking spaces. The latest BMW driving assistance can also help you in a tight spot by reversing your last forward movements for a distance of up to 50 metres.
The BMW 116d, BMW 118d and BMW 118i feature a further developed manual gearbox as standard whilst a Steptronic automatic transmission can be specified as an option for the BMW 116d and BMW 118i.
New Intelligent connectivity allows the automatic transmission to adapt its shift strategy to the route and traffic situation at hand, allowing for a smoother and more responsive drive. All of the available engines for the new 1 series also benefit from improved fuel economy with up to 74.3 mpg achievable for 116d models.
All of our friendly Team undergo extensive Motability training to ensure that they have all of the knowledge to help and advise you when choosing your next Motability car. We can guide you through the BMW range, advise on options and specifications and arrange a test drive in your car of choice.
We also offer a Home Test Drive service and advice on Car Adaptations and Controls. Speak to a member of our team at one of our centres or visit our dedicated Motability page via the link below for more information.Explore BMW Motability