BMW 1 Series 116d SE 5dr Step Auto [Live Cockpit Professional] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £28,945What Car? Target Price£28,109
Review

In the ultra-competitive arena of the premium family car, the BMW 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.

Entry-level SE covers the basics, and makes sense if saving money is at the forefront of your mind. You get 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, automatic lights/ wipers and cruise control, along with LED headlights and a good infotainment system, which includes an 8.8in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, Bluetooth and sat-nav.

It may offer 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 118d. All the 1 Series' diesels are RDE2 emissions compliant.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

61.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

120

g/km

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