2025 BMW 1 Series price and specs: Up to $6600 more expensive (2024)

2025 BMW 1 Series price and specs: Up to $6600 more expensive (1)

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08/07/2024 08:47

Prices across the heavily updated BMW 1 Series range have risen – and the cheapest model is $13,500 dearer than it was five years ago – alongside new styling and technology.

  • 2025 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications
  • Heavy facelift billed as an all-new model
  • Choice of 118 or M135 xDrive petrol variants
  • Priced from $56,500 before on-road costs

The 2025 BMW 1 Series hatch is due in Australian showrooms by the end of this year with price rises of up to $5900 – alongside a new look and more standard equipment.

It means the cheapest version of the latest 1 Series costs $13,510 more than at the outgoing model’s launch five years ago, after a series of price hikes during the COVID-19 pandemic – not all of which brought more equipment.

BMW bills the 2025 1 Series as a new-generation model – with new styling, technology and engine specifications – but it is closer to a heavy facelift on familiar underpinnings.

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Two variants are available – the front-wheel-drive 118 and all-wheel-drive M135 xDrive hot hatch – with the 128ti axed for the latest model.

The 1 Series is the first modern petrol BMW to drop ‘i’ from the end of its model badges, with the letter – previously standing for fuel injection – to be reserved forelectricBMWs.

New features for the 118 (formerly 118i) include adaptive cruise control, adaptive LED headlights, black exterior trim, heated front seats, a power tailgate, tyre pressure monitoring, automated parking, and more.

In addition to many of these 118 extras – including adaptive cruise control and a power tailgate – the M135 gains massaging front seats, a heated steering wheel, lane centring assist, active lane-keep assist, front cross-traffic alert, Harman Kardon audio, and more for the new model.

All new 1 Series variants benefit from a redesigned interior with larger screens running updated software, as well as tweaked engines.

Powering the 118 is a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine developing 115kW and 230Nm (up 12kW/10Nm on its predecessor), matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission driving the front wheels.

It appears to be the 120 variant sold in Europe, but with its 48-volt mild-hybrid system deleted, which claims to be capable of adding a 15kW/55Nm boost under hard acceleration, or allowing the engine to switch off, and the car to coast at cruising speeds.

The Australian version of the engine is also down 10Nm on the European model, before the mild-hybrid boost is added.

The M135 upgrades to a 233kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine – up 8kW, but down 50Nm on its predecessor – paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto, replacing an eight-speed torque-converter auto.

It is the more powerful of the two engine tunes offered in the M135 globally. Europe is offered a 221kW/400Nm version due to more stringent emissions rules.

With standard all-wheel drive, BMW claims the Australian M135 xDrive can complete the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds, 0.1sec slower than the outgoing M135i.

For everything you need to know about what’s new across the 2025 1 Series range globally – including the new interior with 10.7-inch infotainment and 10.25-inch instrument displays –click hereto read our full reveal story.

2025 BMW 1 Series price in Australia

  • 118 – $56,500 (up $1700)
  • M135 xDrive – $82,500 (up $5900)

Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.

2025 BMW 118 standard features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with tyre repair kit
  • M Sport package
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Black ‘Shadowline’ exterior trim (new)
  • Adaptive LED headlights with auto high beams (new)
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument display
  • 10.7-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, digital radio (larger than before)
  • Head-up display
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Power-adjustable front sport seats with driver’s side memory
  • Heated front seats (new)
  • Veganza synthetic leather-look upholstery (new)
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Power-operated tailgate (new)
  • Shift paddles on steering wheel
  • 5G SIM connectivity (new)
  • Black headlining
  • 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats (new)
  • 360-degree, rear-view cameras
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automated parking (new)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring (new)
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go (new)
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Door exit warning
  • Traffic sign recognition

2025 BMW M135 xDrive adds (over 118):

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • M Sport performance brakes with blue calipers
  • M rear spoiler
  • Unique exterior styling (different grille pattern, M mirror caps and quad exhaust tips)
  • Black exterior roof finish (new)
  • Panoramic glass roof panel
  • Harman Kardon sound system
  • Massaging front seats with lumbar (new)
  • Heated steering wheel (new)
  • Lane-keep assist with ‘active side collision prevention’ (newly standard)
  • Lane centring assist (newly standard)
  • Front cross-traffic alert (newly standard)
  • Collision evasion assistant (newly standard)

The optional $6500 Enhancement Package, available on 118, adds:

  • Metallic paint
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Massaging front seats with lumbar
  • Harman Kardon sound system
  • Lane-keep assist with ‘active side collision prevention’
  • Lane centring assist
  • Front cross-traffic alert
  • Collision evasion assistant

The optional M Sport Package Pro, available on 118 ($3200) and M135 xDrive ($2700), adds:

  • Red brake calipers
  • Black headlight accents
  • M striped seat belts
  • M Sport front seats (M135 only)
  • Black rear spoiler (118 only, already standard on M135)
  • Black roof panel (offered as further option for 118, already standard on M135)

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