The All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 comes with a more modern and aggressive look. The hatchback class battle will be even more fierce by involving two other rivals, namely the Mercedes-Benz A-Class W117 and Volkswagen Golf Mk.8
Introduction to the BMW 1 Series 2020
Let’s look at the BMW 1 Series 2020 specifications below.
The latest generation of BMW’s sporty hatchbacks finally unfolded, with the appearance of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020. The figure is prepared as the successor of the BMW 1 Series F20, as well as tackling the competitors, Mercedes-Benz A-Class W177 and Volkswagen Golf Mk.8. A sportier and fresher design plus sharper performance is the mainstay weapon of the BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020. Unlike the previous generation, now all variants of the BMW 1 Series F40 are only offered with a 5-door hatchback model.
Another interesting point from the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 became the first BMW hatcback to use the front-wheel drive lay-out or known as Frontantriebsarchitecture or FAAR. Even though they received sharp criticism from BMW enthusiasts, BMW claims that the latest generation of the Series 1 still prioritizes sharp handling and fun to drive aspects that are no less fun than other BMW models that embrace rear wheel drive construction.
BMW 1 Series 2020 exterior
When viewed from the dimensions, the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 is about 5 mm shorter than the previous generation, which is 4,319 mm. But for height and length, the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 stretches to 34 mm to 1,799 mm (height) and adds a length of about 13 mm to 1,434 from the generation of the BMW 1 Series F20. While the wheelbase was also corrected to be 20 mm shorter to 2.670 mm from its predecessor.
Although taller and longer, the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 has a lighter weight of about 30 kg than its predecessor because of the use of aluminum material on the hood and trunk. In addition, the chassis also gets reinforced to make it more rigid, so that the character of handling becomes more optimal while remaining comfortable driving.
Review of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020: Front view
The look of the face of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 implies a sharper and more aggressive design figure. The typical BMW kidney grille design with chrome wrapping which is now integrated in the middle also applied to this latest generation BMW Series 1. While the air dam looks thicker with the addition of the air scoop which now has a design extending to the side of the air splitter that still emphasizes the C-shape design as in the previous generation BMW Series 1.
Headlights with adaptive LED features are offered as options. But features like daytime running lights and headlights with halogen projectors are offered as standard humidity. While the design of the headlamps reflector style twin circular headlights with a hexagonal shape like in today’s BMW models are also applied to the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020.
Review of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020: Side view
On the side, the body of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 which is large is carved with a sharp design game on the center of the door, front and rear fenders and side skirts, so as to provide a more sporty body silhouette. The bonnet design can now be made shorter with the typical transverse engine lay-out front wheel drive. While from the side, the design of the shark nose style looks more prominent in this latest generation. Slightly shifted to the C pillar, the design of the Hofmeister kink style pillar which has become a BMW design signature still represented its presence even with the hatchback design.
Review of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020: Rear view
While at the stern, the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 reflects a sleek design with a vertical stripe design on the headlights and rear bumper. Rear lights with thinly sliced LEDs are an option, while for entry level keep using conventional bulbs. Rear side air splitter design with C-shape design seems to blend with the lower spoiler that looks more sporty with dark colors.
Interior of the BMW 1 Series 2020
Review of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020: Interior
The ergonomic and sporty premium interior design is emitted when entering the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020. The use of Vernasca perforated leather feels very comfortable to the touch. A sleek and sharp design aura is also emitted in the interior with the design of the instrument panel, air conditioning grille and infotainment screen.
Review of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020: Seat
The driving aspect that puts forward fun to drive is more dominating when sitting in the seat of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020. Especially with the presence of electrically adjustable thigh support, making drivers with high posture become more comfortable. Even with the large body posture of the writer, it remains comfortable in the seat. The dimensions of the lumbar support also feel right, so that they are still able to support the body when at the same time remain comfortable when used in long trips.
Upholstery material with a combination of leather and fabric makes it look different, especially with the presence of dual striping orange stitching motifs, as if to imply the handling and performance of a typical BMW forefront. Although the hatchback, but the rear seat is also able to provide optimal comfort with a fairly relaxed sitting position. The availability of leg and head room is also abundant, even for passengers with high posture above 170 cm. The All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 has a wider 33 mm kneeroom for the front passenger and driver and 19 mm more spacious for the rear passenger headroom. while for rear passengers. The combination of leather and fabric layers still makes it comfortable to touch.
Review of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020: Dashboard and steering wheel
On the dashboard, it is thick with the nuances of digitization and is one part of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional. But the functionality aspect of the instrument panel remains optimal and is easily accessible both from the driver’s side and the front passenger. The dashboard is also coated with soft leather so it is comfortable to the touch. Dashboard design is so sporty with lay-out panel columns and AC grille that is thinner and sharper.
While on the steering wheel still feels sporty with a thicker sport leather material but still comfortable to hold. The three spoke design on the steering wheel is very popular in every BMW model, but the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 looks more minimalist and elegant. The steering audio control placement is also easier and more comfortable to operate using fingers.
BMW 1 Series 2020 features
Review of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020: Driving & safety features
According to the Paultan.org website, the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 is also equipped with the latest features, although there is no further information from BMW. But it seems that features like Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with traction mode (DTC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) brakes plus Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Lane Departure Warning system are standard features.
Review of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020: Entertainment features
In the infotainment sector, the iDrive 7.0 feature is now more intuitive because it can be operated via a 5.1-inch touch screen monitor, with 4: 3 portrait-format 4: 3 display, along with features such as voice command with entertainment aspects integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The All New BMW 118i Sport Line 2020 F40 uses a 1,500cc three-cylinder engine from the BMW B38A15M0 engine family which is also used on the MINI Cooper F56 and BMW X1 & X2 sDrive18i. The machine is armed with a single-scroll turbocharger capable of producing 140 hp and 220 Nm of torque. While the choice of transmission, BMW prepares 6-speed manual transmission and automatic transmission with steptronic with 8 speed. This transmission is also offered on the BMW 118d Sport Line F40 2020. Acceleration 0-100 km / h can be reached with only 8.5 seconds.
BMW 1 Series 2020 specifications
The following are the specifications of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020.
- Model: BMW 118i
- Engine: 1499cc 3cyl, dohc, 12v, turbo
- Power: 103kW @ rpm
- Torque: 220Nm @ rpm
- Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
- Weight: 1365kg
- 0-100km/h: 8.5 seconds
- Economy: 5.9L/100km
Price list for BMW 1 Series 2020
BMW has not yet released an official statement regarding the price of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020. But according to the Autoevolution.com website, the BMW 118i M Sport F20 2019 is offered at a price of 27,110 pounds in the UK. So the estimated price of the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 will be a little more expensive than the previous generation. For information, BMW will also introduce several variants of the BMW F40 2020 Series 1, starting from the entry level variant, to the most powerful variant, namely the BMW M135i xDrive which will become the rival of Mercedes-AMG A 35 and Volkswagen Golf R Mk. 8
Conclusion of the BMW 1 Series 2020
In the latest generation now, it’s not difficult for the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 to win the hearts of potential Indonesian consumers, especially for hatchback fans. In the global market, the All New BMW 118i Sport Line F40 2020 will again be a serious contender for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class W117 and Volkswagen golf Mk.8 which is indeed the master of the hatchback segment in the European market. The eternal battle for this hatchback class will soon begin.