More about The BMW 1 Series
The BMW Head-Up Display projects information relevant to the journey directly into the drivers’ field of vision. Making it much easier for the driver to concentrate on their driving rather than focusing on road signs. Information such as current speed, navigation directions, speed limit info, and even a no-overtaking indicator.
When exploring rough terrain, the BMW XDrive supports the driver by smoothly distributing the drive power to the front and rear wheels for enhanced traction, driving dynamics and safety. The Adaptive suspension adjusts the damper characteristics to suit the driving situation. It also combines ride comfort and driving dynamics to enable the best possible safety. The driver can enhance their driving experience by choosing between standard Comfort mode or Sport Mode.
What's my Towing Capacity?
The BMW 1 Series has an approximate towing weight of 1500KG; however, this is determined by the model of the vehicle. To determine an accurate towing capacity for your 1 Series, please refer to the VIN plate located under the bonnet or on the passenger door sill.
Which Towbar is best for my vehicle?
The BMW 1 Series has plenty of options available when it comes to picking the perfect Towbar.
The fixed flange is a permanent towbar fixed to the BMW 1 Series; this Towbar cannot be removed when towing has been completed. The fixed flange towbar has a plate at the back of the Towbar that allows for bolt-on accessories to attach to the Towbar. The bolt-on plate can be used with all bolt-on cycle carriers and bumper protector plates. The fixed flange towbar is compatible with all cycle carriers, trailers, and caravans; however, if towing a caravan with an ALKO stabiliser, then an ALKO towball will need to be purchased beforehand.
The fixed swan neck is also available for the BMW 1 Series; this style of Towbar will also be permanently attached to the chassis. The fixed swan neck has a thin towbar neck and is therefore popular with customers whose 1 series are equipped with parking sensors, as this Towbar is less likely to cause any interference with parking sensors. The fixed swan neck towbars are compatible with all trailers, clamp-on style cycle carriers and caravans.
The detachable swan neck towbar is versatile as it can be removed once towing has been completed. This allows for the original aesthetics of the vehicle to be returned, as once the towbar neck has been removed, everything else is practically invisible. When the towbar neck has been removed from the Towbar, the vehicle’s parking sensors will be unaffected and can continue to work as intended. The detachable swan neck is compatible with all clamp-on style towbars, trailers, and caravans, including those with an ALKO stabiliser. Due to the detachable swan neck style, no ALKO ball is required when towing anything with an ALKO stabiliser.
Will it need a bumper cut?
When fitting a towbar to the BMW 1 Series, a non-visible bumper cut will be required; this modification will only be noticeable when looking at the vehicle’s underskirt. Please be aware that some vehicles may need to be modified further due to the range of bumper styles available for the 1 Series. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales team for more information on bumper cuts on specific models.
How do I book a Towbar Fitment?
We know our customers lead busy lives, which is why our engineers will come to your home or your place of work. You can choose a morning appointment between 8 am and 12 pm or in the afternoon between 12 pm and 6 pm. Our team will fit your Towbar at a time that’s convenient to you. Our Towbar fitting service can take as little as one hour and up to four hours, depending on your vehicle.
To get a quote, all you need to do is search for your vehicle below or enter your registration number and postcode above. You can book your date, time, and location online, and we will take care of the rest. We will bring everything needed to complete the job in one appointment. If you order any Cycle Carriers or accessories with your Towbar, the Engineer will also bring those.
Why choose Towbar Express?
Towbar Express have over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we know exactly what you need! We employ all our Towbar Engineers, so we won’t just contract out the work to a 3rd party company. Our Engineers are trained to a high standard, and as new vehicles are released, more training is carried out to ensure they understand every aspect of every vehicle.
We have over 5000 Trustpilot and Google reviews from past customers who are happy with our work! Every day another 5-star review comes through, which is how we know we have happy customers and are doing a fantastic job!