The BMW 1 Series is one of the best small family cars. It’s desirable, good to drive and surprisingly cheap to runget the best price
Largely designed to enhance the exterior appearance, Sport models come with 17in alloy wheels, sports seats with a greater range of adjustment, changeable ambient lighting in the interior and a bespoke steering wheel and dials.
This turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine gives reasonable performance when revved hard and, driven carefully, it’s frugal. It sounds very hushed, but being a three-cylinder engine means you do get a fair amount of vibration through to the interior.