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Upgrades for the BMW 1 Series Coupe Range

The BMW1 Series Coupe and Convertible ranges have received significant modifications and upgrades that make them even more desirable and efficient

The BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible ranges have received significant modifications and upgrades that make them even more desirable and efficient.

Both the BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible have a new front bumper with redesigned fog lights and redesigned Halogen headlights with an ‘eyebrow’ element. The ‘eyebrow’ element features an LED illuminated light bar when Xenon headlights are specified. At the rear the lights have a more detailed appearance.

The BMW 1 Series ES, SE and Sport models now come fitted with an Aero Curtain. This is a feature that channels the airflow around the front of the car to reduce aerodynamic drag, thereby increasing efficiency. Wheel arches are one of the main areas of aerodynamic drag and the Aero Curtain is BMW’s innovative solution to reduce this inefficiency. Derived from race technology, air is routed into two ducts in the front apron which then flows out of a narrow opening at high speed in the wheelarch. This jet of air effectively covers the side of the front wheels like a curtain and thus reduces turbulence.

The new BMW 1 Series Coupé and Convertible go on sale March 2011, with prices starting from £21,960 OTR for the BMW 118d ES Coupé and £24,245 for the 118i ES Convertible.