BMW unveils ‘sportier and agile’ 1 Series

Written by: Fuel Card Services, Last updated:11th August 2020

BMW has unveiled an update to its 1 Series, with the range described as being “sportier”, offering better handling and being more agile.

The new range is available to purchase now, with the first deliveries scheduled for September this year.

A far-reaching update for 2019

Now in its third generation, the 1 Series has been updated to offer a more spacious interior and focuses on ensuring a responsive and enjoyable experience for the driver.

It includes a new driver-oriented cockpit, with central instrument cluster and heads-up display, as well as ergonomic controls and the manufacturer’s iDrive Touch Controller used to control the infotainment system.

Outside, the vehicle benefits from a number of distinctive design touches, including new window graphics, larger front grille and a more wedge-shaped silhouette. It also offers optional 16 to 19-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic roof.

BMW has increased body rigidity for the new 2019 version – to improve handling – while a total of six engine options mean buyers will be able to tailor their purchase to suit their style of driving.

Intelligent connectivity has also been incorporated into the 1 Series for the first time, while a range of driver assistance systems will come as standard in all models.

The new BMW 1 Series will be available for £24,430 OTR.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “This latest version of the 1 Series should prove popular among fleet buyers up and down the country. It includes all of the latest features you’d expect from a top-end BMW.”