The BMW 1 Series 5 Door


The design of the BMW 1 Series 5-door.

The 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.



Since 2011, the fresh, modern design of the BMW 1 Series has been causing a stir on the streets.


An immediate eye-catcher is the more dynamic design of the headlights, which are optionally available in LED technology. The larger double kidney grille with 3D effect as well as the wide air inlets in the bumper underline the sporty appearance.


The rear of the BMW 1 Series has always been uniquely sporty.


With redesigned LED rear lights in a dynamic L-shape as well as sportier bumpers, larger tailpipe finishers and various other design details, the new BMW 1 Series shows even more spirit on the street.


Redesigned LED headlights.

The LED headlights (available on the M Sport Models) of the 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 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 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 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, 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 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.
The BMW 1 Series 5 Door - Interior


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 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 model.

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 Corner with contrast stitching in red or grey adds a crafted sophistication to the interior.


BMW ConnectedDrive is the intelligent linking of vehicle, driver and outside world. It makes sure you’re always connected. The BMW 1 Series 5-door has BMW ConnectedDrive as standard, so depending on the car's specification you'll experience the benefit of 4G capability for navigation, active cruise control, free automatic map updates, Park Assist (for both parallel and bay parking), 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.


Included as standard, Real Time Traffic Information provides precise information on the current traffic situation. Using data from movement profiles from the cellular network, and GPS data from vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police reports, it knows the fastest route and guides you along it. It provides updates on the traffic situation in real time, and to the nearest 100m. 

It also calculates any likely delays and recommends detours, and will keep you informed at all times so you can avoid tailbacks and road closures. Where ever your journey takes you – motorways, major roads, country roads or inner-city routes – Real Time Traffic Information gets you there faster.