BMW 1 Series 118i [136] M Sport 5dr [LCP/Pro/Tech pk] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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BMW 1 Series front cornering
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  • BMW 1 Series interior dashboard
  • BMW 1 Series interior back seats
  • BMW 1 Series interior infotainment
  • BMW 1 Series right tracking
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  • BMW 1 Series left static boot open
  • BMW 1 Series alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 1 Series interior front seats
  • BMW 1 Series interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW 1 Series interior detail
  • BMW 1 Series boot open
  • BMW 1 Series front cornering
  • BMW 1 Series rear cornering
  • BMW 1 Series interior dashboard
  • BMW 1 Series interior back seats
  • BMW 1 Series interior infotainment
  • BMW 1 Series right tracking
  • BMW 1 Series front cornering
  • BMW 1 Series rear cornering
  • BMW 1 Series left static boot open
  • BMW 1 Series alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 1 Series interior front seats
  • BMW 1 Series interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW 1 Series interior detail
  • BMW 1 Series boot open
RRP £35,235What Car? Target Price£33,361
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

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.

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.

Our favourite 1 Series engine is a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder with 134bhp that’ll get you from 0-62mph in 8.9sec, and is punchy enough for day-to-day driving.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

134

g/km