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BMW 1 Series 118d Sport 5dr Review

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Among today's premium family cars, the 1 Series is great if you're looking for entertaining handling blended with reasonable ride quality; and, speaking of quality, a great interior. The infotainment system is also one of the best, but its good, rather than great safety rating, iffy BMW reliability and a smallish boot are its weaker aspects.

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Trim: Sport

Sport trim adds sports seats and exterior styling tweaks, including 17in wheels, as well as dual-zone climate control.

Engine: 118d

The 118d is expected to be the big seller and we can see why if you're a high-mileage driver. Okay, an A200d is quicker but not by much, and the 118d feels punchy and impressive in town or on motorways. And it's also quieter than an A200d, with a very silky stop-start system. It works better with the automatic gearbox than the 118i, too, and will do a real-world 50-plus MPG.

Key information

0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 58.9Motorway: 74.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating