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BMW 1 Series 118d M Sport 5dr Step Auto Review

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Review

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: M Sport

M Sport adds more distinctive bumpers, stiffer suspension (which, as we've mentioned, offers the best ride and handling balance) and a few luxuries, such as power-folding door mirrors, heated front seats and leather trim. If you are buying a 1 Series because it's a more premium or sportier offering, M Sport actually makes the most sense.

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

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

67.3

Urban: 56.5Motorway: 76.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

109

g/km