BMW Australia advises that the all-new BMW 1 Series will be in Australia later this year at a date to yet to be revealed.

The third generation 1 Series will initially be sold with two models, the 118i priced at $42,990 and $63,990 for M135i xDrive. On-road costs have to be added to these figures.

Powered will be provided by BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, including the most powerful four-cylinder engine ever in a road car from BMW, the M135i xDrive.

As previously used only on the BMW i3 pure-electric car, an actuator contiguous wheel slip limitation (ARB) technology will be fitted to a BMW combustion car for the first time.

Advanced driving assistance features fitted as standard equipment including Head-Up Display, Lane Change Warning and Reversing Assistant

The gen-three 1 Series has 33mm more knee room, 19mm more rear headroom and 67mm more width in luggage compartment than previous model. Clever design means it’s 30kg lighter than outgoing model due to use of lightweight materials.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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