5 June 2024

New generation BMW 1 Series

The fourth generation BMW 1 Series is now available to order in Ireland with first customer deliveries from October, writes Brian Byrne.

The new car is longer and higher than the predecessor, with a new iteration of the BMW grille in a front end that sits closer to the ground to enhance a sporty look.

There's a new generation of engines, including a 48v mild-hybrid 3-cylinder petrol with a 170hp output and a 100km/h sprint performance of 7.8s. A dual-clutch automatic is standard in this version and also in a M variant with 300hp.

There's an expanded range of driver assist and connectivity systems, and the latest version of BMW's iDrive operating system. The fully digital display offers new functionality such as controlling the air conditioning digitally via an always-visible array of controls.

New seats with heating are standard, and an option of sport seats and electric operation are available. 

Prices start at €40,330.