The suspension characteristics of the BMW 1 Series have been specially designed for driving pleasure and maximum comfort at the same time.
This unique combination in the compact class involving the interplay between a longitudinally mounted engine, high-grade suspension and rear-wheel drive with a balanced weight ratio between front and rear axles guarantees stress-free driving characteristics on long journeys and maximum agility when cornering.
When applied with additional innovations such as the Sports mode in the Driving Experience Control, which, for example, changes the steering parameters, and the variable sport steering, it is able to achieve an especially sporting driving experience.
Launch Control in the optional 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission provides additional dynamics. This function – inspired by motor sport – regulates the revs and enables maximum acceleration from standstill.