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For This mid-range BMW 1 Series 118d Urban offers flexible performance and low CO2 emissions. Urban trim gets you loads of kit, including Bluetooth, iDrive, larger alloys and run-flat tyres.

Against Top-of-the-range Urban trim is expensive, and you probably won’t be fussed about some of the extras it comes with. Most private buyers will be better off with a petrol model.

BMW 1 Series Hatchback

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

The BMW 1 Series 118d Urban is a great choice of 1 Series for company car drivers and those who do high mileage, thanks to its impressive efficiency and flexible performance. Stick with cheaper SE trim, though.

What Car? readers say

4


Key facts

0–60mph
8.9 secs
Top speed
132 mph
Average mpg
64.2
Tank range
miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

All of the engines we’ve driven in the BMW 1 Series so far are impressive, with a good blend of performance and efficiency.

Which one you should choose depends largely on whether you’re a private buyer or a company car driver. The sub-120g/km CO2 emissions of the 118d qualify it for low Benefit in Kind (BIK) tax rates, but the star of the show for low running costs is the 99g/km 116d Efficient Dynamics model. Meanwhile, the lower list price of the 116i makes it the sensible choice for private buyers who don’t do a silly amount of miles.

Entry-level ES trim is probably best avoided, but SE models come with Bluetooth and BMW’s iDrive infotainment system – but not sat-nav, which is a pricey option on all models. M Sport trims make the 1 Series look and feel a bit sportier. We wouldn’t bother with Sport and Urban models because they’re a bit too expensive.

Reader test team says:

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I made the mistake of thinking that if you spend £25K on a new BMW it might be fitted with such basic equipment as satellite navigation. Wrong! If you…

Richard Broughton

1 out of 5 stars

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It is hard to choose a new car as there are so many brilliant ones to choose from. So all things being equal you may as well buy the one that is best…

Gerald Taylor

5 out of 5 stars

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Love my car - 59 plate with 54k on clock. BUT - am having to pay massive repair bill due to plastic guard on timing chain snapping, causing damage…

Alison Rudock

4 out of 5 stars

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Purchased my 116D sport in January of this year and have covered about 6000 miles. Moved down from an F25 X3 which failed to deliver on the promised…

Steve Krawczyk

4 out of 5 stars
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