As of spring 2012, the M Sports package is also available for the new BMW 1 Series, providing an especially intense driving experience. High-quality components such as the M Sports suspension lowered by 10 millimetres with tighter spring/shock absorber settings and harder anti-roll bars tangibly emphasise the active driving character of the compact BMW model, with an extended wheelbase as compared to its predecessor and a wider track width providing the perfect basis. The 17 or 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double spoke styling with mixed tyres are among the features which enhance the driving dynamics potential of the compact 5-door model. An M Sports brake is available as an additional option. It consists of aluminium multi-piston fixed calipers finished in dark blue metallic bearing the BMW M logo and 17-inch lightweight construction brake discs.
The M Sports brake is available as a single option for the most powerful models, the BMW 125i and the BMW 125d, while for all other variants of the BMW 1 Series it is offered exclusively in conjunction with the M Sports package. In addition to the M aerodynamic package with numerous body components for the front, side and rear sections and the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, an unmistakably sporty appearance is ensured by the exterior paint finish in Estoril Blue 2 metallic – an option available exclusively in conjunction with the M Sports package.
Inside the vehicle, components such as aluminium door sill cover strips with M emblem, M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, M driver footrest and M gearshift lever go together to create a sporty, elegant feel. The driver and front passenger sit on sports seats available exclusively for the M Sports package in Hexagon Anthracite fabric/Alcantara with contrast stitching in Royal Blue. Furthermore, the driver has the use of a sports-style instrument cluster with red accentuations and chrono scaling. The M Sports package for the new BMW 1 Series is rounded off with interior strips in the equally exclusive Aluminium Hexagon finish with accentuation strip either in Estoril Blue matt or high-gloss black and an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual roof liner.