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  • davie

    Each BMW is always bigger than the last.

    the 5 series is bigger than a 2 model old 7 series

    The 3 series is bigger than a 2 model old 5 series.

    the 1 series will soon be the same size is a 90′s 3 series.

    The X3 is now as big as the old X5.

    If the 1 series gets too big I wonder if they will introduce a 0 series?

    • A

      They will, but it’ll be a supermini. However, though I do agree with you, the 1 Series is perhaps the one model that actually did need to be just a tad bigger so the cabin wasn’t so pokey.

      • davie

        The 1 series big packaging problem is that the bonnet is far too long for a car this size to have practical cabin space. Its designed to take a long straight 6 engine.

        There is a reason that cars this size usually have compact east-west engines.

        If they want to stay rear-wheel-drive, then they need to use only 4cyl engines (with turbos etc). They will then be able to design a shorter bonnet and allow the proportionally bigger cabin.

  • Harry

    Why is it that the 1 series has so little head room that it struggles to accomodate anyone over 6 foot tall forcing them to bend their neck and stare at the floor while all 3 series are fine? Even the the 2002 from the 70s had far more head room while being externally smaller than the 1 series. Of late it seems BMW have become obsessed with quirky designs with angular concave surfaces but have forgotten that what made BMW great was devotion to purpose, making a car that was a pleasure to drive while comfortably accomodating people and whatever they wanted to transport.

BMW 1 Series Specs

Car Details
Make
BMW
Model
1
Variant
20i
Series
E87
Year
2004
Body Type
5D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
INLINE 4
Max. Torque
200Nm @  3600rpm
Max. Power
110kW @  6200rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
87.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
84x90mm
Compression Ratio
10.5
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.91
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
50
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
7.9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1260
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1430mm
Length
4227mm
Width
1751mm
Ground Clearance
107mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1200  Unbrake:665
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.7
Front Rim Size
7x17
Rear Rim Size
7x17
Front Tyres
205/50 R17
Rear Tyres
205/50 R17
Wheel Base
2660
Front Track
1484
Rear Track
1497
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, Sport Seats
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio Compact Disc Player
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors
Interior
Cloth Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control
Optional Features
Comfort
Power front seats, Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
Sports Suspension
Driver
Parking Distance Control, Satellite Navigation
Entertainment
Premium Sound System
Exterior
Metallic Paint, Xenon Headlights
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
24 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-M-7
Country of Origin
GERMANY