The modelRead full BMW 1 Series review
In the ultra-competitive arena of the premium family car, the 1 Series is right up there, but it's not the best (that's the Audi A3). It delivers a good blend of driver appeal with decent ride comfort and fine practicality, but its main strengths are a top-notch interior and a brilliant infotainment system.
The trimSee full equipment
M Sport adds 18in alloy wheels, more distinctive bumpers, stiffer M Sport suspension (which offers the best ride and handling balance), and a few more luxuries, such as power-folding door mirrors, heated front seats and leather trim. So if you are buying a 1 Series because for its premium or sportier flavour, M Sport makes the most sense.
The engineSee full engine specs
The 116 has the lowest CO2 emissions and the best fuel economy in the lineup, but we think it’s still worth going for the more powerful and quicker 120d. All 1 Series diesels are RDE2 emissions compliant.
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