2012 Bmw 1-Series Coupe/Convertible Edition Exclusive unveiled

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 13, 2012

Do you want a more stylish BMW 1 Series Coupé or Convertible? Then the Edition Exclusive may be just the car for you. Its look is improved with the use of window cavity covers and side frame strips in Chrome Line. You may also ask for the optional BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line. It comes with a set of light alloy wheels in 16, 17 and 18-inch format (depending on engine type).

Choices include the exclusive body finish in Mineral Grey metallic or any of the five standard finishes. To add color, the exterior mirrors are available in Oxide Silver matt finish. Its body features include exhaust covers and longitudinal kidney grille bars in chrome (for all engine types). The Edition Exclusive’s interior uses Boston leather trim. Its seats could have either a Pearl Grey finish with grey contrast stitching or a black with white contrast stitching.

It has a refined feel that is supported by door sill cover strips that use BMW Edition lettering, interior strips in aluminum accentuation polish or in the optional fine wood finish Fineline Anthracite.

This is an anthracite-colored BMW Individual roof liner for the 1 Series Coupé. Floor mats with welt in matching color are also provided. However, what the driver will be likely most proud of is a new sports steering wheel that has a chrome trim and that comes with a multifunction and a handbrake handle with decor trim element in chrome.

BMW’s Air Curtain technology is the most advanced aerodynamic innovation so far. In fact, several aerodynamic factors have been considered before the engineers achieved consistent form and function in the wind tunnel. This “perfect balance” eventually led to this new breakthrough.

The Air Curtain works by enhancing air circulation within the wheel arches while considerably reducing turbulence. It was initially launched on the BMW 1-Series M Coupe and is now among 128i Coupe’s standard features. Meanwhile, a set of specially made aero wheels can also go with the new BMW 128i Coupe to further improve its performance.

Aerodynamic innovations in the near future will probably have a lot to do with the Air Curtain principle. A sample of this was actually first seen in BMW’s Vision EfficientDynamics concept study at the IAA International Motor Show in Germany. That was way back in 2009. From there, the highly impressive aerodynamics concept was brought to BMW 1-Series M Coupe’s production model. To do this, the developers made use of BMW’s state-of-the-art “rolling road” Aerolab and is now at the new BMW’s Aerodynamic Testing Centre.

BMW’s advanced Air Curtain technology is actually made of gaps along the front fascia’s lower edge. These openings direct high air pressure through each corner at the front. Measuring at least 10x3cm wide, these ducts channel the air towards the wheel arches at high speed. So basically, the amount of air that escapes transforms into curtains surrounding the front wheels. As a result, any turbulence is then reduced at a significant level as the wheels rotate.

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New edition models for the BMW 1 Series Coupé and BMW 1 Series Convertible

Agile handling properties, exclusive fittings and a powerful, distinctive design have made the BMW 1 Series the epitome of driving pleasure in the premium compact segment. These qualities are now spotlighted even more with new special editions of the sporty, elegant two-door BMW 1 Series Coupé and BMW 1 Series Convertible. The high-quality options have been carefully harmonised, with appealing touches added to both body design and the interior. In addition to exclusive exterior paint finishes and light alloy wheels, there are also special upholstery covers with matching interior strips which give the edition models a flair that is both exclusive and individual. The BMW M Sports package for the new BMW 1 Series further enhances the dynamic driving properties of this compact five-door model as well as translating them into a striking look.

Edition Exclusive for BMW 1 Series Coupé and BMW 1 Series Convertible.

The Edition Exclusive is an especially stylish version of the BMW 1 Series Coupé and the BMW 1 Series Convertible. Here the vehicle's appearance is enhanced by means of window cavity covers and side frame strips in Chrome Line or the optional BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line. Another eye-catching feature is the range of light alloy wheels available in 16, 17 and 18-inch format (depending on engine type). The customer can opt for the exclusive body finish in Mineral Grey metallic or else one of five finishes drawn from the standard portfolio. A further dash of colour is provided by the exterior mirrors in Oxide Silver matt finish. Exhaust covers and longitudinal kidney grille bars in chrome (for all engine types) complete the package of body features.

Boston leather trim characterises the interior of the Edition Exclusive. The seats are finished either in Pearl Grey with grey contrast stitching or in black with white contrast stitching. The refined ambience is supplemented with door sill cover strips featuring BMW Edition lettering, interior strips in aluminium accentuation polish or in the optional fine wood finish Fineline Anthracite, an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual roof liner for the 1 Series Coupé and floor mats with welt in matching colour. The Edition Exclusive is rounded off with a new sports steering wheel featuring attractive chrome trim including multifunction and a handbrake handle with decor trim element in chrome.

BMW 1 Series Coupé and BMW 1 Series Convertible in the Edition Sport.

The Edition Sport further boosts the athletic potential of the BMW 1 Series Coupé and the BMW 1 Series Convertible. In addition to the M Sports chassis, the equipment features for both interior and exterior help further intensify the dynamic driving experience. The athletic ambitions of vehicles featuring the M aerodynamic package are also given visual emphasis with the exclusive paint finish Carbon Black metallic as well as 17 and 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double spoke design. The exclusive appearance is also supported by window cavity covers in BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line (or alternatively Chrome Line Exterior) and exterior mirrors finished in black. A dash of sporty flair is also added by the longitudinal kidney grille bars in high-gloss black, rear lights in Blackline Design and chrome exhaust covers.

On the inside, sports seats, the M leather steering wheel (including multifunction), stainless steel pedals and the M footrest in aluminium reflect the exclusivity of the edition model. The M gearshift lever and handbrake handle including gaiter are finished in embossed soft nappa leather. The equipment features of the Edition Sport are rounded off with seat covers and door trim in the fabric/Sensatec combination Flashpoint Black (alternative: optional Boston leather trim in black) with contrast stitching in blue, interior strips in aluminium glacier silver and matching floor mats with blue welt.

Extended range of engines for the new BMW 1 Series
five-door model: new 4-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 125i and two state-of-the-art turbodiesels in the BMW 125d and BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition.

The three state-of-the-art 4-cylinder engines available for the compact five-door model from spring 2012 promise top-class performance figures and exemplary levels of fuel consumption. All power units are fitted with the unique BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology, with additional measures derived from the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy ensuring a further reduction in fuel consumption and emissions. The new 2.0-litre engines in the BMW 125i and BMW 125d are considerably more powerful than their respective predecessors, even though they are superior in terms of fuel consumptions and CO2 emissions.

BMW 125i: athletic power delivery and supreme efficiency.

As a representative of the latest generation of 4-cylinder petrol engines, the new 2.0-litre power unit makes use of the globally unique BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology which includes supercharging based on the TwinScroll principle, High Precision Injection, the variable valve control system VALVETRONIC and the variable camshaft control system double VANOS. Thanks to this combination, the engine delivers a peak output of 160 kW/218 bhp at 5,000 rpm, quickly developing a maximum torque of 310 Newton metres which is available across a broad range of between 1,350 and 4,800 rpm.

Performance figures are highly athletic as a result: from standing, the BMW 125i passes the 100 km/h mark after 6.4 seconds with the 6-speed manual transmission (8-speed automatic transmission: 6.5 seconds), reaching a top speed of 245 km/h (243 km/h). The fuel consumption and exhaust emission figures are no less impressive. With an average fuel consumption of 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres (6.4 l/100 km) and CO2 emissions of 154 grams per kilometre (149 g/km), the powerful BMW 125i gives an impressive performance in terms of economy, too.

BMW 125d: pulling power and economy at the very highest level.

With a top output of 160 kW/218 bhp at 4,400 rpm, surpassing its predecessor model BMW 123d by 10 kW, and a powerful maximum torque of 450 Newton metres, (+ 50 Nm) available between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm, the new BMW 125d is more spirited than ever before. This is not least due to the latest generation of common rail direct injection as well as the turbocharger with variable inlet geometry. Both with 6-speed manual transmission and with 8-speed automatic transmission, this compact five-door model spurts from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds if necessary, reaching a top speed of 240 km/h. And yet this solid diesel with manual transmission still achieves an average fuel consumption level of just 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres, with CO2 emissions at 129 grams per kilometre. The automatic version is even more economical: here the BMW 125d has an average fuel consumption of just 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres with CO2 emissions at a level of 126 g/km.

BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition: the CO2 champion at 99 g/km.

The new BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition sets impressive new standards, further extending the leadership of BMW diesel technology in terms of efficiency. It is powered by a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine and features additional measures to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, with further optimised factors as engine efficiency, aerodynamic properties and rolling resistance. In this way it is able to deliver a maximum output of 85 kW/116 bhp at 4,000 rpm, developing a torque of 260 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The new BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition is fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission and accelerates in 10.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, with a top speed of 195 km/h. Its average fuel consumption is unbeatably economical at 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres, with CO2 emissions of only 99 grams per kilometre.

With its new engines, the BMW 1 Series five-door model once again takes the lead in its segment, extending its lead as the sportiest and also most efficient vehicle in its class.

Finally, BMW BluePerformance Technology is now optionally available for the BMW 120d, allowing the emission levels of the well-established diesel engine to be optimised even further. As well as the diesel particulate filter and oxidation catalytic converter, an additional NOX catalyst storage makes for a further reduction of the nitrogen oxides contained in exhaust gas, which means that the BMW 120d BluePerformance already meets the requirements of the EU6 emission standard due to take effect from 2014.

M Sports package for the new BMW 1 Series five-door model: enhancing chassis and aerodynamics as well as body and interior design.

Thanks to its classic rear-wheel drive, state-of-the-art 4-cylinder engines and hallmark brand proportions, the new version of the compact five-door model is truly impressive with its sporty driving dynamics, unique handling qualities and innovative elegance. From spring 2012, the M Sports package is now also available for the new BMW 1 Series, providing an especially intense driving experience. High-quality components such as the M Sports suspension lowered by 10 millimetres with tighter spring/shock absorber settings and harder anti-roll bars tangibly emphasise the active driving character of this BMW, with an extended wheelbase as compared to the predecessor model and a wider track width providing the perfect basis. An M Sports brake is optionally available as an exclusive feature with the M Sports package, except for the models BMW 125i and 125d. It consists of aluminium multi-piston fixed calipers finished in dark blue metallic bearing the BMW M logo and 17-inch lightweight construction brake discs. This further enhances the driving dynamics potential of the compact five-door model. Another such feature is the 17 or 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double spoke styling with mixed tyres.

In addition to the M aerodynamic package with numerous body components for the front, side and rear sections and the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, the exterior paint finish in Estoril Blue 2 metallic optionally available exclusively with the M Sports package ensures an unmistakably sporty look.

Inside the vehicle, components such as aluminium door sill cover strips with M emblem, M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, M footrest and M gearshift lever help go together to create a sporty, elegant feel. The driver and front passenger sit on sports seats available exclusively for the M Sports package in Hexagon Anthracite fabric/Alcantara with contrast stitching in Royal Blue. Furthermore, the driver has the use of a sports-style instrument panel with red accentuations and chrono scaling. The M Sports package is rounded off with interior strips in the equally exclusive Aluminium Hexagon finish with accentuation strip either in Estoril Blue matt or high-gloss Black and an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual roof liner.

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