BMW 1 Series 118i [136] SE 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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  • BMW 1 Series 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW 1 Series 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW 1 Series 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW 1 Series 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW 1 Series 2022 front right tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2022 right tracking
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RRP £27,245What Car? Target Price£26,722
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

In the ultra-competitive arena of the premium family car, the BMW 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.

Entry-level SE covers the basics, and makes sense if saving money is at the forefront of your mind. You get 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, automatic lights/ wipers and cruise control, along with LED headlights and a good infotainment system, which includes an 8.8in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, Bluetooth and sat-nav.

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

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

130

g/km