2012 BMW 125i On Sale In Australia

Mike Stevens | Mar 6, 2012

BMW has announced the Australian debut of the new range-topping variant in the local 1 Series line-up, the 125i.

Powered by the all-new 2.0 litre twin-scroll turbo engine, dubbed TwinPower by BMW, the 125i kicks out 160kW and 310Nm. It will be usefully quicker than the already impressive 118i (which delivers 125kW and 250Nm and is good for a 7.5-second sprint to 100km/h).

In manual form, the 125i will hit 100km/h in a Golf R-scaring 6.4 seconds.

Fuel economy is much-improved over the the 125i coupe (a holdover from the previous 1 Series range), returning a claimed 6.6l/100km.

On top of the standard spec available for the Australian 1 Series, the 125i will sport 17-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and variable sports steering.

M Sport

2012 bmw 1 series hatch m sport package 04

The arrival of the 125i is accompanied by the introduction of the new 1 Series M Sport package.

The package is available for all but the 116i, and adds sports seats, M steering wheel, aero kit, 18-inch wheels, leather and an extra setting, Sport +, in the 1 Series' Experience Control feature.

Additional options such as Estoril Blue paint, upgraded M Sport brakes and reduced pricing on the adaptive M suspension can be added to an M Sport 1-series. The M Sport package carries a $5385 premium.

The 125i will be priced at $45,700 (before on-roads), a premium of $2000 over the current range-topper, the 118d, and is available from March production, meaning we'll be seeing the first 125i on our roads around June.


1 Series Sports Tourer

  • BMW 116i $36,900
  • BMW 118i $42,800
  • BMW 118d $43,500
  • BMW 125i $45,700

​Note: all prices exclude on-road costs.

M Sport Package (not available for 116i)

  • BMW 118i/d $5,385
  • BMW 125i $5,385

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  • Paul Barry says,
    3 years ago
    Where did you get these prices for a new BMW 125i with sports package, every other web site says $66,000 + sports package in Australia.
    Drive away is close to $75,000.
    Where do you get $45,700?
    I want one, sign me up today.

    Paul Barry
    • Mike Stevens
      Mike Stevens [TMR] says,
      3 years ago
      Hi Paul,

      Our data comes direct from BMW. I've just double-checked the price and the $45,700 figure is correct. Note of course that is a Manufacturer's List Price, which excludes on-road costs.
  • Paul Barry says,
    3 years ago
    Your prices for the M Sport 125i are way off.
    Way way off, check with a dealer, they are talking $70k range not 45k + 5K..

  • Paul Barry says,
    3 years ago
    You are getting BMW prices before Australia adds:

    1. luxury car tax
    2. GST
    3. Stamp Duty
    4. License

    70k at least. that you Julia.

  • Paul Barry says,
    3 years ago
    Whatever the price is, I have a 125i with the original 6 cylinder 3.0 litre with the M SPort package (the convertible) and I love it !!
    Most fun car I aver had, and I have had some pretty nice Mustangs in USA, great car, great quality.
    BMW is great, the list of things it can do are endless. You just don't get these extras in another car. Amazing. Go BMW.

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