BMW 1 Series 5 Door

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AED 131,000 - AED 288,900
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1 Series 5 Door Specifications
Engine 1499 cc
Power 107 hp
Transmission Automatic
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
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Enthralling, artistic and dynamic - these three phases are enough to describe this BMW 1 Series hatchback. Codenamed as F20, BMW 1 Series 5-door was released back in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car also gets a sibling called F21, which is a 3-door hatchback. Until 2015, the car was based on a front-wheel-drive platform along with other 1 Series models, but in an interview with the BMW's Research and Development Chief in 2015, it was declared that the car will have a rear-wheel-drive option. Surprisingly, this F20 is also available with an optional all-wheel-drive model, which is referred to as the xDrive variant.

BMW 1 Series 5-door is available in the UAE in five variants including 116i, 118i, 120i, 125i and M135i. The base variant has a price tag of AED 131,000 and the high-end variant is priced at AED 288,900. Buyers can choose this car between three colour options such as White, Red and Brown.

The exterior of BMW 1 Series 5-door hatchback gets the BMW typical kidney grille along with the stylish LED lights at the front. On its rear, one can notice the two-part L-shaped LED lights that focuses more on its dynamic character. The car is blessed with a turbocharged engine that can churn out a maximum power of 107 hp and moreover it gets an automatic transmission option in its spec-sheet.

BMW 1 Series 5 Door 2020 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
BMW 1 Series 5 Door 116i AED 131,000 *
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1499 cc, 107 hp, Automatic, Petrol
BMW 1 Series 5 Door 118i AED 147,000 *
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1598 cc, 134 hp, Automatic, Petrol
BMW 1 Series 5 Door 120i AED 168,000 *
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1598 cc, 175 hp, Automatic, Petrol
BMW 1 Series 5 Door 125i AED 183,000 *
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1997 cc, 215 hp, Automatic, Petrol
BMW 1 Series 5 Door M135i AED 235,000 *
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2979 cc, 321 hp, Automatic, Petrol
BMW 1 Series 5 Door M135i xDrive AED 288,900 *
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2979 cc, 321 hp, Automatic, Petrol
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AED 131,000 - AED 288,900
AED 131,000 - AED 288,900
AED 131,000 - AED 288,900
AED 131,000 - AED 288,900
AED 131,000 - AED 288,900

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1 Series 5 Door is available in 3 different colors - White, Red and Brown.

  • White

  • Red

  • Brown

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Fuel Type Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Petrol 10.8 10.8

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Dubbed as an offering with an agile & compact drive and a sporty & modern appearance, the BMW 1 Series 5 Door plays the role of the German automaker's lineup starter in the UAE. With a price tag that ranges from AED 131,000 to AED 288,900, the BMW 1 Series 5 Door can be availed in the UAE in as many as six different variants. The German hatch was brought out in the flesh for the first time in 2004, and the most affordable BMW is just as popular and sought-after car even in 2020.

Moreover, the BMW 1 Series 5 Door rivals the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and others in the market. The UAE masses get to choose from three different colors, namely White, Red, and Brown. As for what all the hatch vaunts on the inside, outside, and under the hood, let's find out.

Interior & Features

As BMW calls it, the inside of the 1 Series 5 Door indeed carries a fresh, modern, and straightforward approach and flaunts immense luxury, comfort, and modern-day tech. The cabin follows a dual-tone theme involving black treatment with numerous chrome/red accents all-around the cabin. Speaking of the equipment present inside the BMW 1 Series 5 Door, the hatch features a leather-wrapped multifunction three-spoke steering wheel, leather upholstery, large touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and other connectivity features, automatic climate control with vents for the rear passengers, ambient light, illuminated door handles, and footwell illumination, power-adjustable seating, and other comfort & convenience features.

While the 360-litre boot does its job rather well to accommodate all your large-size belongings, there are also various small compartments in the doors and the centre console for taking care of smaller items such as sunglasses, cameras, and others. Also, the BMW 1 Series 5 Door gets various advanced connectivity features like BMW ConnectedDrive, BMW Online, My BMW Remote App, Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI), Intelligent Emergency Call, Concierge Services, and BMW Call Centre agent, among others.


Just like any BMW out there, the 1 Series 5 Door is also one good looking hatchback with the characteristics of alluring the populace with ease. Starting with the front end of the hatch, we see the BMW 1 Series 5 Door sporting a long sloping hood, trademark BMW double-kidney grille with chrome surround that sits between a pair of flat & focused LED headlamps, and LED fog lamps on their corner with stylish blacked-out housings. Also, the LED headlamps incorporate LED DRLs, LED turn signals, and feature high-beam assistant and adaptive headlamps technology.

Moving to the side profile of the BMW 1 Series 5 Door, providing the German hatch with a sporty and attractive stance is a set of 17-, 18-, or 19-inch alloy wheels depending on the model you choose, a strong shoulder line, shark fin antenna, blacked-out B-pillar, and other elements. At last, the rear end of the BMW 1 Series 5 Door hatch features a pair of two-part L-shaped LED lights, dashing dual-tone bumper with a reflector on either end and dual exhaust outlets, high-mount stop lamp, and a rear wiper that helps a great deal in rainy weather. A large BMW at the centre of the tailgate makes sure to show off the hatchback's German roots.

Ride & Handling

Both the driver and the occupants enjoy an engaging, smooth and comfortable ride inside the BMW 1 Series 5 Door thanks to the presence of well-cushioned seating and a high-quality suspension setup that comprises of MacPherson Strut at the front and Multi-Link with Coil Springs at the rear. Also, present on the M135i and M135i xDrive variants is much-sporty equipment consisting of variable sport steering with Servotronic, M Sport suspension, and adaptive M suspension.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

Powering the 116i and the 118i variants of the BMW 1 Series 5 Door in the UAE is a 1,499cc three-cylinder motor that generates 109 hp & 180 Nm and 136 hp & 220 Nm on the two trims, respectively. Moving ahead, the 120i variant comes housing a 1,598cc four-cylinder mill capable of churning out 177 hp and 250 Nm. Then it is a 1,997cc four-pot engine making 218 hp and 310 Nm that powers the 125i model. Finally, the 135i and the 135i xDrive variants get a 2,979cc TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder powerhouse that produces 326 hp and 450 Nm.

The ample power is then channelled to the front wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Unlike the other five variants, the M135i xDrive model comes equipped with BMW's much popular and capable xDrive all-wheel-drive system as well. The BMW 1 Series 5 Door also gets several advanced powertrain related features such as automatic start/stop function, brake energy regeneration, and different driving modes including ECO PRO mode, SPORT mode, and COMFORT mode.

Braking & Safety

The BMW 1 Series 5 Door hatchback without a doubt one of the safest cars in the segment. Only only the German boasts a solid construction but also flaunts a wide array of both basic and advanced safety feature in order to provide the occupants with a safe ride to the destination. First up, the BMW 1 Series 5 Door gets disc brakes at both front and rear, which helps in achieving an enhanced braking capability and also in better functioning of regenerative braking.

Alongside the standard safety features like multiple SRS airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and other the hatch also features the likes of the Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Approach Control Warning and Person Warning, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function, Parking Assistant with Auto PDC (Automatic Park Distance Control), backup camera, High-Beam Assistant, and more.


Available in six variants with a price that starts at AED 131,000 and goes up to AED 288,900, the BMW 1 Series 5 Doors offers something for everyone. No matter how little or how big you want to spend on a small BMW, there is an option available matching both your requirements and budget. We will definitely recommend the BMW 1 Series 5 Door any day. With that said, you can just go ahead and get yourself the 1 Series hatch without any second thoughts. And, experience the performance, comfort, tech, and luxury that the small-sized BMWs come flooded with.

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What is the price of BMW 1 Series 5 Door?

On road prices of BMW 1 Series 5 Door in starts from AED 131,000 for base variant 116i, while the top spec variant M135i xDrive costs at AED 288,900 .

Variant Price
116i AED 131,000
118i AED 147,000
120i AED 168,000
125i AED 183,000
M135i AED 235,000
M135i xDrive AED 288,900
What are the colors options available in BMW 1 Series 5 Door?

BMW 1 Series 5 Door is available in 3 different colors

  • White

  • Red

  • Brown

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