BMW 1 Series 118i SE 5dr Review

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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: SE

Entry-level SE covers the basics, and might make sense if budget is at the forefront of your mind, but it's pretty spartan. You get 16in alloy wheel, air con automatic lights/ wipers and cruise control, along with LED headlights and a good infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, sat-nav.

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
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Urban: 40.4Motorway: 65.7
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km