Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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BMW 1 Series (11-) Hatchback
17 reader reviews for BMW 1 Series Hatchback.
  • 125d M Sport 5dr

    Andrew Loffman , . Date: 20/05/2015
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    Ive now had the 125d manual for 6 weeks. Have to say its a bit of a disappointment, acceleration is very poor (even taken it back to bmw and they say its fine) struggle to out accelerate more than a transit, golf gtds etc at my office leave me easily.

    As far as handling its good, it does stick to the road and feel safe.

    Cabin - heating controls revert back all the time, goes back to boiling your feet each time and if you have the armrest in a comfortable position and then put the handbrake on it pops open the arm rest??

    Overall 3 out of 10, can live with allot of things but an engine that brags a 6.5 second 0-60 and 218bhp is not the rocket ship it claims to be

  • 116i Sport 5dr

    Hasan Altaf , Hampshire . Date: 11/05/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    I bought my 1 series over 8 months ago from my local BMW dealer as a used car on a 2013 '62' plate. From the moment I drove it, I fell in love with it. Considering that I test drove a 2012 A3 and 2012 320, I thought that this was best. Overall, I paid £13.5k (after trading my old Corolla and putting a cash deposit) and thought it was quite a good deal.

    However, there are a few points which have disappointed me during my ownership. Three months in, one of my cylinders wasn't functioning properly which was causing my car to be very slow in 1st and 2nd gear and using loads of fuel. However, as the car is under 3 years old this was resolved and didn't cost me a penny but did make a bit angry as it could of been detected a bit earlier. The lack of equipment is also frustrating, such as folding mirrors, Sat-Nav and parking sensors. Apart from the negativity, the 1 Series is a fantastic car to own as the performance, the handling is excellent knowing that every part is tuned to perfection makes it a great drivers car.

  • 116i ES 5dr

    keith baldwin , monmouthshire . Date: 13/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I have new 14 plate 1 series 120d Xdrive M Sport. Its a great car and the intelligent 4WD is superb, switching drive from F40,R60 at normal driving to 100% to either F or R. Minis on bends look out. Slight oversteer on a fast bend but easily controllable. The engine is 181BHP & the 6 speed close ratio man G/B is slick once you get used to it. It the wet it powers through puddles without any slipping. The interior is fine with the normal 1 knob menu selector near the left hand. The exterior M Sport body in Estorial Blue stands out and the 18" M Sport alloys look good. Bluetooth, climate control, rear sensors & cruise control are standard.

    I love it. Criticisms : pedals are offset so driving position slightly angled. 2L Turbo diesel engine is a bit noisy at high speeds & wind noise from rear corners is noticeable at 70mph. The mpg average for me with mixed driving is only 42mph, a lot lower than stated.

    Overall a great car & I can recommend the Xdrive, especially like me if you live up country lanes. Ice & snow are a doddle & I have even driven across a muddy field with confidence.

  • 118i M Sport 5dr

    Richard Cole , Hampshire . Date: 21/04/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    Had my 118i for 8 months and still gets me up and out for a drive! The best thing is when the car is in sports mode and a country lane beckons. The worst thing, had to think hard but I reckon the rear hatch closing mechanism is a design fault, it needs a self closing set up. If you park on an incline the mechanism only just catches, later you find that the rear wash wipe isn't working and there's no sign of a problem on the dash. Kuga style rear hatch opening would make the car more user friendly too.

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