Munich-based premium auto maker BMW, has introduced two new engines for the 1-Series, as well as two special edition versions for the ‘smallest’ BMW, called the Lifestyle and Sport Editions. Before we move on to these new editions, lets take a look at the new powerplants.

First up is the new 2.0 litre four-cylinder with BMW High Precision Injection (direct gasoline injection) that is capable of outputting 170HP at 6,700 revs and 210Nm of pulling power at 4,250 revs. This new engine is offered with the BMW 120i Coupe, and can help accelerate the coupe to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds, up to a top speed of 224 km/h. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 6.6 litres per 100 kilometers, while emissions rating is figured at 153 grams per kilometer.

Lastly there is a 2.0-litre turbo diesel, sold under the BMW 118d Coupe designation. This engine with its aluminium crankcase and common-rail fuel injection is the same one used in the three-door BMW 118d, that went on to win the World Green Car of the Year 2008 Award. The powerplant pumps out 143HP at 4,000 revs and 300Nm of torque, between 1,750 and 2,500 revs. The BMW 118d Coupe takes 9.0 second to reach 100 km/h, and goes on to a top speed of 210 km/h. Average fuel consumption is rated at 4.5 litres per 100 kilometers (EU standard) and it outputs 119 grams of emissions per kilometer.

Now to the special editions. Both the Lifestyle and Sport Editions are available on all engine variants of the three-door and five-door 1-Series. With the Lifestyle Edition, you get a Marrakesh Brown Metallic body finish (including additional components in body colour), chrome-plated tailpipes, 17-inch light-alloy wheels in five-spoke design and window shaft covers and side window surrounds in finished in Shadow Line for the five-door while the same components are finished in Chrome Line for the three-door.

The interior is finished with Chrome entry trim carrying the “BMW Edition” designation, leather sports steering wheel with multifunction buttons, as well as roof lining in anthracite colour. The interior is also treated to a Marrakesh Brown colour scheme that matches the exterior paint finish.

The exterior of the Sport Edition features, an M Sports Package including the M Aerodynamics Package, a sports suspension set-up as well as 17-inch light-alloy wheels in dual-spoke design (18-inch light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey optionally available). More upgrades include Blackline rear lights, certain exterior features in body colour, Shadow Line on the window shaft covers and side window surrounds, foglamps and chrome-plated tailpipes on the exhaust round off the striking look of the exterior.

On the inside, the Sport Edition gets a chrome-plated entry trim bearing the name “BMW Edition”, stainless-steel pedals, an M footrest, an M sports steering wheel, an M gearshift lever complete with its gaiter made of soft nappa leather, interior trim in Aluminium Glacier Silver and roof lining in anthracite colour. It also comes with sports seats for the driver and front passenger in a combination of cloth and Sensatec featuring blue ornamental stitching around the seat bottoms and headrests. Lastly, the mats are finished with blue pipping.

BMW also revealed that the optional navigation system for the BMW 1-Series now comes with the auto maker’s new generation BMW iDrive electronic vehicle management. There is also the Business navigation system with its new control concept allowing even easier and more precise control through iDrive featuring direct choice and favourite buttons. There is also a new Control Display with 800 x 480 pixel screen resolution. Continue reading to view high-res images of the Lifestyle and Sport Editions.

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