The modelRead full BMW 1 Series review
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.
The trimSee full equipment
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.
The engineSee full engine specs
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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