WHAT IS IT ?: The middle variant of Series 1 that is located above the BMW 114i 116i and below the M135i comes with a 1.6-liter TwinTurbo driver that delivers 170 hp power associated with two options box a manual sixth or eight-speed automatic sequential. The novelty of the BMW 118i its price is now automatically -in version is U $ S 14000 more accessible and in turn adds first manual transmission as a variant both with the level of equipment that BMW calls "Basic" .
Like their brethren in range measures 4324 mm long 1765 mm wide and 1421 mm high. The battle is 2690 mm is one of the most generous segment C. The trunk is bigger than its predecessor with 360 liters expandable to 1200 liters. The fuel tank 52 liters hosts.
Mechanically it uses a 1598 cc TwinTurbo high-pressure direct injection and VALVETRONIC variable valve timing able to disburse 170 horsepower between 4800 and 6450 rpm. The maximum torque is 250 Nm available between 1500 and 4500 rpm. The transmission can be manual or six-speed sequential automatic eight. The benefits are (in parentheses are automatic): 225 (222) km / h top speed and acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 7.4 (7.2) seconds. The combined consumption is 5.9 (5.8) l / 100 km. Weighs 1380 (1395) kg empty.
The suspension on the front axle articulation and dual stabilizer bars while the rear axle uses a five-arm multilink scheme. It has electric differential lock series and the distribution of weights is ideal: 50% on each axis. Traction as is a classic in the 1 Series is back the only C-segment to offer it.
Strengths: Safety equipment is complete. Consumption figures are very low and the price fell U $ S 14000 compared to BMW 118i automatic when it was released. In turn now bringing the manual gearbox the value to access this version is also reduced.
AGAINST: The Runflat tires and consequent lack of spare tire. The Basic level has some missing that should be standard in a vehicle of this value such as automatic electric sunroof electric seats or climate to name a few.
EQUIPMENT: BMW offers only the level called Basic for the BMW 118i offering the following items: ABS DSC ASC and DTC systems brake assist CBC Cornering dynamic control of DBC brake drying function records and pills fading compensation pending wizard front airbags driver and passenger side and curtain front and rear three-point automatic belts anchor in all seats ISOFIX in the rear seats tire pressure monitoring 60/40 rear seat onboard computer with Check Control Xenon headlights central locking with remote control electric windows and mirrors closure rain sensor rear parking sensors automatic lights with daytime function air conditioning Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with USB interface AM / FM / Aux-In BMW Professional multifunction color display and iDrive system multifunction sports steering wheel in leather upholstery fabric 'Move' runflat tires and alloy wheels of 16 inches above 195/55 R16 tires among others.
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