Several accolades have been won over the years. The BMW 1 Series won the “World Green Car of the Year 2008”, for the first BMW model with a CO2 emission level of less than 100 grams per kilometre. It also won an award for the brand’s first electric vehicle for day-to-day use and for a BMW M automobile with 250 kW/340 hp.
Moreover, the BMW 1 Series also took on an exemplary role in terms of safety. In the Euro NCAP crash test, both the first (2004) and the second model generation (2011) each received the highest rating of 5 stars.
The current model generation of the BMW 1 Series (fuel consumption combined: 8.0–3.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 188–99 g/km) is available both in a 5-door and a 3-door version. Furthermore, BMW emphasises the increased significance of premium compact models for the international automotive markets by supplementing the product range with a second series.