Hamann BMW 1 Series
From Hamann press: The philosophy of HAMANN MOTORSPORT is well-embodied in the BMW slogan, »Sheer Driving Pleasure«. For decades the HAMANN name has stood for the exclusive, high-performance conversion of BMW models. The latest of these projects is the new BMW 1-Series, which has been a focus of attention in trade circles and is now available at dealerships, albeit in the accustomed sporty and elegant HAMANN version.
The HAMANN engineers have come up with a comprehensive range for this smaller BMW. The principal eye-catcher is the front section, dominated by a low-lying spoiler. In combination with the broad side skirts, the 1-Series acquires a clearly more powerful look. As with all modifications conducted by HAMANN’s BMW specialists, the aerodynamic components are convincing in their high degree of fitting precision, an unmistakable characteristic of a genuine HAMANN.
Driving pleasure without increased performance is unthinkable for HAMANN. A performance increase was especially constructed for the BMW 1-Series that supplies the engine with a full addition of 30 hp and 85 Nm torque. In combination with our own in-house developed dualpipe sport mufflers, the HAMANN 1-Series possesses a fat, sonorous and unique sound, acoustically underlining the sporty character of this petite BMW.
The HAMANN 4-pipe-sportssilencer made of stainless steel with chrome-plated tail pipes measuring 76 mm in diameter. With this feature the back of the BMW becomes an absolute eye-catcher and looks much more sportive. Especially the sonorous sound is causing a stir, letting the smallest representative of the Munich based manufacturer sound like a sportscar. Of course the „noble“ silencer reduces the dynamic pressure and improves the exhaust flow enabling a fast gas exchange. The results are an optimal power and a better durability. HAMANN offers the 4-pipe-sportssilencer for the 1series BMWs 116i, 118i, 120i, 118d und 120d.
The sport suspension also promises sheer driving pleasure. The progressive sport springs, specially calibrated with the sport shocks of the HAMANN 1-Series, enable it to react with greater steering precision. In tight curves and quick changes of
direction, this sport suspension really demonstrates its qualities. The BMW speeds along the asphalt as if it were on rails. These effects are reinforced by the front strut bar of polished aluminum, reducing body roll and ensuring ideal wheel load distribution.
Along with the sport coilover suspension, HAMANN also provides sport lowering springs forthe 1-Series. These progressive springs give the BMW more precise handling and lower the body in the front by up to 60 millimeters and in the rear by up to 40 millimeters, supplying the 1-Series with a clear improvement in dynamics and a highly muscular glide on the street.
As for wheel rims, HAMANN is supplying the 1-Series BMW with ANNIVERSARY I light metal rims. The one-piece aluminum wheel with its attractive multi-spoke design is offered in size 8x18” for both the front and rear, fitting in perfectly with the dynamic appearance of this smaller BMW. For customers who like it more sportive, HAMANN provides the wheel also in 8,5 x 19” with 225/35 ZR 19 tires on the front axle and with 255/30 ZR 19 on the rear axle.
The interior of the HAMANN 1-Series is fully in line with its sporty theme. An aluminum sport gear shift and emergency brake handle only add to the motorsport atmosphere. The same applies for the aluminum pedal design and the light foot supports. And of course, the exclusive HAMANN floor mats in black with their silver logo are also on hand. As for the rest, the HAMANN motto, “Nothing is Impossible”, also applies to the BMW 1-Series, with the HAMANN specialists acknowledging all customer interior wishes and making these a reality.