Prices for the BMW 1 Series hatchback are up incrementally across most of the range for 2022.

    The only model to not receive a price increase is the Golf GTI-rivalling 128ti.

    UPDATE, 22/08/2022 – BMW Australia has increased the before on-road asking price of the 1 Series range by an additional $1000. The range now starts at $49,900 before on-road costs for the 118i.

    “BMW constantly reviews its pricing structure throughout the year, taking into consideration a number of different factors,” said a BMW Australia spokesperson.

    “However, we always aim to ensure our products remain appropriately positioned and represent a competitive pricing proposition in the market for our customers.”

    This price increase follows a very similar price increase from April 2022 for the same amount.

    The 1 Series’ price has slowly risen since the small four-door hatchback arrived here on Australian shores in third-generation F40 guise during 2019.

    Prices now start from $49,900 before on-road costs for the base 118i and extend to $72,900 before on-road costs for the flagship M135i xDrive.

    This is the first-generation of 1 Series to use a front-/all-wheel drive architecture, with all previous generations using a rear-wheel drive platform.

    If you want a rear-wheel drive BMW you now have to step all the way up to the 3 Series – at least, until the 2 Series coupe arrives. The new 2 Series Gran Coupe shares the same front-/all-wheel drive platform as the 1 Series.

    The 128ti joined the range in the first quarter of 2021 and competes against the likes of the Ford Focus ST, Renault Megane RS and Volkswagen Golf GTI.


    • 2022 BMW 118i: $49,900 (+$1000)
    • 2022 BMW 128ti: $58,900 (+$1000)
    • 2022 BMW M135i xDrive Pure: $67,900 (+$1000)
    • 2022 BMW M135i xDrive: $72,900 (+$1000)

    All prices exclude on-road costs unless otherwise noted.


    Unchanged for the 2022 model year, all 2022 BMW 1 Series hatchbacks are powered by turbocharged petrol engines.

    118i models are powered by a 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder producing 103kW of power and 220Nm of torque. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that powers the front wheels.

    128ti models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder producing 180kW and 380Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed ‘Steptronic Sport’ torque-converter automatic that powers the front wheels only.

    BMW claims that the 128ti can sprint from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds.

    M135i xDrive Pure and M135i xDrive models are powered by higher-output 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder producing 225kW and 450Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.

    BMW claims that these models do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds.

    Fuel Economy

    Claimed combined cycle fuel economy figures for the 2022 BMW 1 Series are as follows:

    • 118i: 5.9L/100km
    • 128ti: 6.8L/100km
    • M135i xDrive Pure: 7.5L/100km
    • M135i xDrive: 7.5L/100km

    118i models require 95 RON premium unleaded petrol, whereas the rest of the range requires 98 RON.

    All models have a 50L fuel tank.


    The 2022 BMW 1 Series measures 1799mm wide, 1434mm tall and 4319mm long with a 2670mm wheelbase.

    With the rear seats upright the 1 Series has a boot capacity of 380L, expanding to 1200L with the rear seats folded.

    Servicing and Warranty

    BMW offers two different capped-price servicing costs on the 1 Series. A five-year, 80,000km Basic plan is $1650, while the Plus plan costs $4340.

    The Plus plan includes replacement brake pads and discs, clutch discs and plates, as well as wiper blades.

    The company continues to offer a three-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, whereas many rival brands have moved on to five-year warranties.


    ANCAP awarded the BMW 1 Series a five-star safety rating when tested in 2019.

    It received 83 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child occupant protection, 76 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 73 per cent for safety assist.

    All 2022 BMW 1 Series come standard with the following safety features:

    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking at city speeds
    • Front and rear collision warning
    • Lane departure warning
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Reversing camera

    Standard Equipment

    The 118i comes standard with the following features:

    • M Sport package
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Satellite navigation
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Wireless phone charging*
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
    • Cloth-Sensatec black upholstery
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Automatic headlights
    • LED headlights and tail lights
    • LED front fog lights
    • Automatic stop/start
    • Single-zone climate control
    • Rain-sensing window wipers
    • Cruise control with braking function

    Features with an ‘*’ next to it are temporarily unavailable due to semiconductor shortages.

    The 128ti removes the front LED fog lights and adds:

    • Limited-slip differential on the front axle
    • M Sport brakes with red-painted brake calipers
    • Adaptive LED headlights with auto high beam
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • M rear spoiler
    • Dual exhaust pipes
    • Cloth-Sensatec black with red stitching upholstery
    • Velour floor mats with red stitching
    • Keyless entry with push-button start
    • M coloured seat belts
    • Electrically adjusted driver and passenger seats
    • Memory for driver seat
    • Dual-zone climate control

    The M135i xDrive Pure removes the adaptive LED headlights with auto high-beam and adds:

    • M Sport steering
    • M Sport brakes with blue-painted brake calipers
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • M Aerodynamics package with Cerium Grey mirror caps, grille frame, and mesh inserts for the grille and front bumper air inlets.
    • Cloth-Alcantara black upholstery
    • M Sport seats with integrated headrests
    • Head-up display

    The M135i xDrive adds:

    • Adaptive LED headlights with auto high beam
    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • Black ‘Dakota’ leather upholstery
    • 16-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system

    Optional Equipment

    The Executive package (118i, 128ti and M135i xDrive; $1800) adds:

    • Alarm system
    • Sun protection glazing
    • Gesture control
    • HiFi loudspeaker sound system (118i and 128ti only)
    • Tyre pressure monitoring (128ti and M135i only)

    The Comfort package (118i, 128ti and M135i xDrive; $2400) adds:

    • Keyless entry and start
    • Electrically adjustable front seats with electric lumbar adjustment
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel (128ti and M135i xDrive only)

    The Enhancement package (118i and 128ti; $3000) adds:

    • Metallic paint
    • 19-inch black alloy wheels
    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go (128ti only)

    The Driver Assistance package (118i, $1100) adds:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Matrix LED headlights with auto high-beam
    • Tyre pressure monitor

    The M Sport Plus package (118i, $2200) adds:

    • M Sports seats for driver and front passenger
    • M rear spoiler
    • M coloured seat belts
    • M Sports steering
    • M Sport brakes with red-painted brake calipers

    The M Performance package (M135i xDrive, $1900) adds:

    • Black grille frame and mesh insert, mirror caps and exhaust tailpipe finishes
    • 18-inch alloy wheels

    BMW Australia indicates the Enhancement, Driver Assistance and M Sport Plus packages may temporarily be unavailable due to production restrictions. It says to consult your local BMW dealer for further information.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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