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

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Review

Among today's premium family cars, the 1 Series is great if you're looking for entertaining handling blended with reasonable ride quality; and, speaking of quality, a great interior. The infotainment system is also one of the best, but its good, rather than great safety rating, iffy BMW reliability and a smallish boot are its weaker aspects.

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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

56.5

Urban: 44.1Motorway: 67.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

113

g/km