BMW 1 Series 118i Sport 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: Sport

Sport trim adds sports seats and exterior styling tweaks, including 17in wheels, as well as dual-zone climate control.

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