BMW 1 Series 118i M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Tech 1/Plus Pack] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
BMW 1 Series 118i front
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  • BMW 1 Series 2019 rear tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 LHD dashboard
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD left panning
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD studio front right
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  • BMW 1 Series 2019 studio, left side, boot open
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD steering wheel detail
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  • BMW 1 Series 2019 LHD instrument cluster detail
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  • BMW 1 Series 118i front
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 rear tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 LHD dashboard
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD left panning
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD studio front right
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD studio rear left
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 studio, left side, boot open
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD steering wheel detail
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 LHD instrument cluster detail
  • BMW 1 Series 2019 RHD boot open
RRP £31,920What Car? Target Price£29,841
Review

In the ultra-competitive arena of the premium family car, the BMW 1 Series is the best of the lot. It delivers a fantastic blend of driver appeal and ride comfort, along with decent practicality, a top-notch interior and a brilliant infotainment system.

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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: 118i

This 1.5-litre, three-cylinder with 138bhp is enough to get you from 0-62mph in 8.5sec. That's plenty, because it's also keen to rev and flexible enough from around 1500rpm. It's pretty quiet, too, although the stop-start system isn't very smooth and the automatic gearbox is a bit jerky in traffic, so the manual is best.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

144

g/km

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