BMW 1 Series 128ti 5dr Step Auto [Live Cockpit Pro/Pro pk] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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  • BMW 1 Series interior infotainment
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  • BMW 1 Series left static boot open
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  • BMW 1 Series interior front seats
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  • BMW 1 Series interior detail
  • BMW 1 Series boot open
  • BMW 1 Series front cornering
  • BMW 1 Series rear cornering
  • BMW 1 Series interior dashboard
  • BMW 1 Series interior back seats
  • BMW 1 Series interior infotainment
  • BMW 1 Series right tracking
  • BMW 1 Series front cornering
  • BMW 1 Series rear cornering
  • BMW 1 Series left static boot open
  • BMW 1 Series alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 1 Series interior front seats
  • BMW 1 Series interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW 1 Series interior detail
  • BMW 1 Series boot open
RRP £38,195What Car? Target Price£36,638
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

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

The 128ti is the one to go for if you want the most fun 1 Series in the range. Identified by a bespoke bodykit with black and red exterior trim highlights, the interior comes with an M Sport steering wheel and a 'ti' logo on the centre armrest. To deal with the powerful engine, a limited-slip differential, beefier brakes and tweaked suspension also come as standard.

With hot-hatch performance to rival the Golf GTI, the 128ti uses a 261bhp engine to drive the front wheels, propelling this 1 Series from 0-62mph in 6.1sec. An eight-speed automatic comes as standard, while top speed is 155mph.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

157

g/km