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BMW 1 Series, a Brief History - Ideal Engines


The BMW 1 Series was produced as an entry level sports car which started production in 2004. Since its inception the 1 Series has become the second best selling BMW vehicle and accounts for nearly one fifth of all BMW sales globally.
The 1 series was brought into the market in 2004 by BMW and shares a great deal with its larger 3 series cousin. Many chassis, powertrain, hardware, electrical and structural components were borrowed directly from the 3 series. Initially launched as a five door hatch back known as the E87 with a quick addition of a three door hatch back model which was known as the E81 body style.
The 1 series was the smallest and most affordable vehicle in the BMW range. In 2008 a coupe (E82) and a convertible (E88) was also introduced to the production line up. The convertible used a soft top instead of the folding hard top more commonly used on the 3 series. By doing this it was lighter, cheaper to produce and saved on trunk space.
The E82 coupe featured a combination of equipment that was marketed by BMW as what was called Efficient Dynamics to help reduce fuel consumption. Items that continued to carry over from the 3 series were the Macpherson struts and the trapezoidal link rear axle assembly. The 1 series shares approximately sixty percent of its parts with the 3 series.
Body styles and codes through the years:
116i
  • 2007-E81
  • 2004-E87
118i
  • 2007-E81
  • 2004-E87
  • 2008-E88
120i
  • 2007-E81
  • 2009-E82
  • 2004-E87
  • 2007-E88
125i
  • 2008-E82
  • 2008-E88
128i
  • 2008-E82
  • 2008-E88

130i
  • 2005-E81
  • 2005-E87
135i
  • 2007-E82
  • 2007-E88
116d
  • 2009-E81
  • 2009-E87
118d
  • 2007-E81
  • 2009-E82
  • 2004-E87
  • 2008-E88
120d
  • 2007-E81
  • 2007-E82
  • 2004-E87
  • 2008-E88
123d
  • 2007-E81
  • 2007-E82
  • 2007-E87
  • 2008-E88
Engines available by model:
116i
  • 1.6L-N45B16
  • 1.6L-N43B16
  • 2.0L-N43B20
118i
  • 2.0L-N46B20
  • 2.0L-N43B20
120i
  • 2.0L-N46B20
  • 2.0L-N43B20
125i
  • 3.0L-N52B30
128i
  • 3.0L-N52B30
  • 3.0L-N51B30 SULEV
130i
  • 3.0L-N52B30
135i
  • 3.0L-N54B30
  • 3.0L-N55B30
116d
  • 2.0L-N47D20
118d
  • 2.0L-M47TU2D20
  • 2.0L-N47D20
120d
  • 2.0L-M47TU2D20
  • 2.0L-N47D20
123d
  • 2.0L-N47D20
From the 1 Series first inception into the market it has become one of BMW's best selling automobiles. Only being beat out by the 3 and 5 series globally. It has been featured heavily in motorsports and has reached its target market for people looking for an entry level BMW which was easier on their budget, and still economical in regards to fuel while still allowing people to drive and maintain a sophisticated vehicle.
Wayne Adams is an expert in BMW 1 Series Engine. If you are interested in learning more about quality BMW 1 Series Engines, please contact us by visiting our main site: Japanese Engines or by calling us at 442085960396

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