Make / Model Search

New models - BMW - 1 Series - M140i Finale Edition

Finale Edition bids adieu to BMW M140i

Thnks fr th Mmrs: According to BMW Group Australia, the M140i Finale Edition will be the last six-cylinder, rear-wheel-drive hot hatch from the German brand.

BMW farewells rear-wheel-drive hot hatches with M140i Finale Edition swansong

11 Feb 2019

BMW Group Australia has seemingly confirmed that the next-generation 1 Series small car will not feature the current model’s rear-wheel-drive architecture, with the M140i Finale Edition hot hatch hitting showrooms from March serving as its farewell.
“To celebrate the last six-cylinder, rear-wheel-drive 1 Series hot hatch, we are excited to present customers with the BMW M140i Finale Edition,” BMW Group Australia chief executive officer Vikram Pawah said.
Mr Pawah’s comments are in line with overseas reports from early last year that suggested the 1 Series will move to BMW’s new FAAR platform that supports front- and all-wheel drive and is a significant update of the UKL architecture that currently underpins the X1 and X2 small SUVs, among other models.
While the M140i is motivated by a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 250kW of power at 5500rpm and 500Nm of torque from 1520 to 4500rpm, its successor is expected to swap it for a 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit, such as that in the all-wheel-drive X2 M35i that develops 225kW/450Nm.
Meanwhile, the current-generation 1 Series and 2 Series ride on the same platform, but the latter’s successor is expected to move to a revision of the CLAR architecture that supports rear- and all-wheel drive and underpins existing larger BMW models.
Priced from $62,990 plus on-road costs, the Finale Edition commands a $3000 premium over the M140i variant upon which it is based, but buyers are compensated with a longer list of standard equipment.
These unique features include darkened headlights and tail-lights, a high-gloss black kidney grille, black-chrome exhaust tips, special-edition badging, metallic paintwork, a power-operated sunroof and wireless smartphone charging plus the choice of three 18-inch alloy wheel designs.
The M140i already features adaptive LED headlights, an M Sport braking package with blue callipers, adaptive M suspension, keyless entry and start, an 8.8-inch iDrive6 infotainment system, satellite navigation, a Harman/Kardon sound system, Dakota leather upholstery, high-beam assist and front and rear parking sensors.
Mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, the Finale Edition sprints from standstill to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds while on the way to its electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
“Through aesthetic exterior details and key equipment highlights, the M140i Finale Edition builds on the virtues that have made the M140i our best-selling M Performance vehicle,” Mr Pawah added. “It offers convenience and practicality with a distinctive sporting silhouette and outstanding performance.”
Sales of the 1 Series significantly improved last year, with the 2532 examples sold representing a 20.3 per cent increase over the 2105 deliveries made in 2017.
As a result, the 1 Series was the third best-selling model in the $40,000-plus small-car segment, trailing only the Audi A3 (5117 units) and Mercedes-Benz A-Class (4768).

The Road to Recovery podcast series

Read more

GoAuto can help you buy a new 1 Series

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

BMW models

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here