Used BMW 1 Series Coupe 2008 - 2013 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Our recommendations

2008 - 2013 review
BMW 1 Series Coupe (04 - 14)
  • BMW 1 Series Coupe (04 - 14)
  • BMW 1 Series Coupe (04 - 14)
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Which used BMW 1 Series coupe should I buy?

The 1 Series Coupe's range of engines pretty much follows that of the 1 Series hatchback. The emphasis is on performance, but that doesn't mean big fuel bills.

The majority of 1 Series Coupes are diesel powered, with the 174bhp 120d the most popular. It's fast, but efficient, and our overall favourite. If you want more mpg, the 141bhp 118d should fit the bill. The range-topping 123d is the closest thing to a hot diesel, with its twin-turbo 2.0-litre producing 201bhp. Petrol models start with the 168bhp 120i, while the 125i comes with 215bhp and the 135i 302bhp.

Every car gets six airbags, stability control, electric windows, air-conditioning and alloys. Sport trim adds 17-inch alloys, sports seats and front foglamps, while the SE versions get climate control and rear parking sensors. M Sport models have a bodykit, larger alloys and lowered suspension.

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