BMW’s intelligent four-wheel drive system, the BMW xDrive is now available for the first time for the BMW 1 Series. The xDrive guarantees optimised stability, maximum traction and a noticeable increase in sportiness. Electronically controlled power distribution between the front and rear wheels also ensures supreme handling characteristics even in adverse weather and road conditions as well as the highest level of precision and agility when taking bends at high speeds.
xDrive is being offered both for the five-door and the three-door BMW 1 Series, each in two model variants; 120d xDrive and M135i xDrive. Featured in the BMW 120d xDrive, it distributes the power of a 184 hp four-cylinder diesel engine between the front and rear wheels. This interaction facilitates acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h. Average fuel consumption of the BMW 120d xDrive is between 4.7 and 4.8 litres per 100 km and the CO2 emission level between 123 and 126 g/km (depending on selected tyre format).