Now that BMW released the official details for the new generation 1-Series, it was only a matter of time before news of additional perks and packages were released as well. BMW.de was at the forefront of this information with news of the M-Sport package. According to the Germans, the M-Sport package will be available starting March 2012 and will add extra sporting equipment.
The most intriguing feature of the new M Sport package is the addition of Estoril Blue Metallic to the list of color options (five total). This new color will join the ranks of an Individual High-gloss Shadow Line which replaces the chrome trim and a Dark Shadow Metallic rear diffuser. New components include a separate bumper and skirts for a more dynamic look, as well as fog lights and a set of 17" M light-alloy wheels as standard, 18" optional.
The interior of the 1-Series also sees a few changes with an M leather steering wheel with multi function (paddle shifters optional), an M shifter, aluminum pedals, and aluminum inserts. Sports seats are also present and can be donned in Black, Oyster, or Coral Red Nappa leather or in a combination of Hexagon Fabric / Alcantara.
The new engine in the line-up is the 1.6-liter petrol engine that will be used in the BMW 116i and BMW 118i models in combination with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The different variations of this engine will range from 136 HP to 170 HP.