Variable sport steering.
Distinctive sporting driving dynamics and maximum comfort are by no means mutually exclusive. At least with the variable sport steering, which is available for the BMW 1 Series for the first time.
Unlike conventional systems with constant steering gear transmission, the variable sport steering has a high transmission ratio in the central position and a low ratio for the remainder. As a result, it merely takes two turns of the steering wheel to move between the two extremes of lock, which pays off in numerous ways. A smaller steering angle is therefore sufficient to conveniently negotiate a junction or manoeuvre into and out of parking spaces. However, the improved handling also increases the sporting factor, which can, for example, pay off when taking evasive action. At the same time the variable sport steering guarantees stability on straight stretches and precise steering characteristics. Interplay with the optional Adaptive M suspension leads to driving characteristics that meet the maximum demands of sporting character and comfort.