BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series M140i Shadow Edition 5dr Step Auto Review

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The BMW 1 Series is one of the best small family cars. It’s desirable, good to drive and surprisingly cheap to run

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The most obvious changes over the regular M140i include dark grey wheels, a black framed grille, dark headlight surrounds and tinted rear lights. More useful are the rear parking sensors, cruise control and uprated stereo. Worth considering if you’re thinking about adding some of those things anyway.

The pinnacle of the petrol range – in terms of performance, at least. The M140i has a fantastic-sounding turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine and produces effortless, sports car-troubling performance. Available with a manual or an automatic 'box, it can reach a top speed of 155mph, yet will return around 30mpg in real-world, day-to-day driving. The auto 'box is particularly effective, both for quick-fire shifts and easygoing everyday cruising.

Key information

0-62 MPH4.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 30.4Motorway: 45.6
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating