BMW 1 Series Tyre Pressure

Pump Up Your Ride: Ultimate Guide to BMW 1 Series Tyre Pressure

Revving Up for Performance and Safety: Maintaining the correct tyre pressure in your BMW 1 Series is crucial for optimal performance, handling, and fuel efficiency. But with various models, driving conditions, and even seasonal changes, knowing the right PSI can feel like navigating a Bavarian maze. 

Fear not, driving enthusiasts! This ultimate guide is your roadmap to perfectly pressurized 1 Series tyres, no matter the model or journey.

Finding Your Pressure Point

First things first, ditch the guesswork. BMW equips every 1 Series with a handy tyre placard, typically located inside the driver’s door jamb or fuel filler flap. 

BMW 1 Series Tyre Pressure

This trusty guide lists the recommended tyre pressure for different load and speed conditions, often categorized by cold and warm tyre states. 

Remember, “cold” refers to tires that haven’t been driven for at least 2 hours or traveled less than 2 miles.

EngineTyre sizeFront pressureRear pressureFront loaded pressureRear loaded pressure
1.6 114 i195 55 R16 87V32353845
1.6 114 i195 55 R16 87V SSR32353845
1.6 114 i205 50 R17 89V32353845
1.6 114 i205 50 R17 89V SSR32353845
1.6 114 i205 55 R16 91V29323338
1.6 114 i205 55 R16 91V SSR29323338
1.6 114 i225 40 R18 88Y VA SSR2938
1.6 114 i225 45 R17 91W SSR29323341
1.6 114 i225 45 R17 91W VA SSR2933
1.6 114 i245 35 R18 88Y HA SSR3245
1.6 114 i245 40 R17 91W HA SSR3241
1.6 116 d Efficient Dynamics205 55 R16 91V41444144
1.6 116 d Efficient Dynamics205 55 R16 91V SSR41444144
2.0 116 i195 55 R16 87H SSR32363844
2.0 116 i205 45 R18 86W VA SSR2939
2.0 116 i205 50 R17 89V SSR29363644
2.0 116 i205 50 R17 89V VA SSR2936
2.0 116 i205 55 R16 91H SSR29323538
2.0 116 i215 40 R18 85Y VA SSR2939
2.0 116 i225 40 R18 88W HA SSR3646
2.0 116 i225 45 R17 91V HA SSR3341
2.0 116 i245 35 R18 88Y HA SSR3646
2.0 120 d195 55 R16 87V SSR33393945
2.0 120 d205 45 R18 86W VA SSR3341
2.0 120 d205 50 R17 89V35353946
2.0 120 d205 50 R17 89V SSR35353946
2.0 120 d205 50 R17 89V SSR32393945
2.0 120 d205 50 R17 89V VA SSR3239
2.0 120 d205 55 R16 91V32353644
2.0 120 d205 55 R16 91V SSR32353644
2.0 120 d205 55 R16 91V SSR30363642
2.0 120 d215 40 R18 85Y VA SSR3239
2.0 120 d225 40 R18 88W HA SSR4148
2.0 120 d225 40 R18 88Y VA SSR3539
2.0 120 d225 45 R17 91V HA SSR3846
2.0 120 d225 45 R17 91W SSR32323341
2.0 120 d225 45 R17 91W VA SSR3233
2.0 120 d245 35 R18 88Y HA SSR3846
2.0 120 d245 35 R18 88Y HA SSR3546
2.0 120 d245 40 R17 91W HA SSR3241
2.0 120 i195 55 R16 87V SSR32383844
2.0 120 i205 45 R18 86W VA SSR3239
2.0 120 i205 50 R17 89V SSR29363644
2.0 120 i205 50 R17 89V VA SSR2936
2.0 120 i205 55 R16 91V SSR29333539
2.0 120 i215 40 R18 85Y VA SSR2939
2.0 120 i225 40 R18 88W HA SSR3846
2.0 120 i225 45 R17 91V HA SSR3644
2.0 120 i245 35 R18 88Y HA SSR3646
2.0 123 d205 45 R18 86W VA SSR3842
2.0 123 d205 50 R17 89W SSR32393845
2.0 123 d205 50 R17 89W VA SSR3238
2.0 123 d215 40 R18 85Y VA SSR3339
2.0 123 d225 40 R18 88W HA SSR4149
2.0 123 d225 45 R17 91W HA SSR3844
2.0 123 d245 35 R18 88Y HA SSR3846
2.0 125 i205 50 R17 89W32353946
2.0 125 i205 50 R17 89W SSR32353946
2.0 125 i225 40 R18 88Y VA SSR3239
2.0 125 i225 45 R17 91W SSR32353946
2.0 125 i225 45 R17 91W VA SSR3239
2.0 125 i245 35 R18 88Y HA SSR3546
2.0 125 i245 40 R17 91W HA SSR3546
3.0 130 i205 45 R18 86W VA SSR3539
3.0 130 i205 50 R17 89W SSR35413946
3.0 130 i205 50 R17 89W VA SSR3539
3.0 130 i215 40 R18 85Y VA SSR3539
3.0 130 i225 40 R18 88W HA SSR3846
3.0 130 i225 45 R17 91W HA SSR3946
3.0 130 i245 35 R18 88Y HA SSR3846

Model Matters

Not all 1 Series are created equal! Tyre pressure recommendations vary slightly across model years and engine configurations. From the sporty M140i to the fuel-efficient 116d, ensure you reference the specific placard for your model. Don’t have your owner’s manual handy?

Seasonal Switcheroo

Temperature plays a sneaky game with tyre pressure. As the mercury dips, so does the PSI inside your tires. Conversely, scorching summers can cause an unwelcome pressure surge. 

To account for these seasonal fluctuations, BMW recommends adjusting your tyre pressure by 0.2-0.4 bar (3-6 psi) for colder and warmer climates, respectively.

Spare No Room for Error

While often overlooked, the spare tyre in your trunk also requires TLC. Check its pressure regularly and adjust it to the recommended cold PSI, ensuring you’re not left flat-footed when the unexpected arises.

Beyond the Basics

For the ultimate driving experience, consider these pro tips:

  • Heavy Loading: If you’re carrying a full boot or passengers, bumping up the tyre pressure by 0.2-0.3 bar (3-4 psi) can enhance stability and handling.
  • Performance Pursuit: Track enthusiasts may opt for slightly higher tyre pressures for sharper turn-in and increased grip. However, remember that this can decrease ride comfort.
  • Regular Monitoring: Make checking your tyre pressure a weekly ritual, especially before long journeys or heavy loads. A trusty tyre pressure gauge is your best friend!

Pumped Up and Ready to Roll

By following these guidelines, you’ll be cruising with confidence in your perfectly pressurized BMW 1 Series. Remember, proper tyre pressure not only optimizes performance and safety but also extends the life of your precious rubber, saving you money in the long run. 

So, grab your gauge, hit the pump, and enjoy the ultimate driving experience your 1 Series was born to deliver!

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