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Price (on the road)

Β£22,450-Β£37,125

Target Price (cash)

Β£0-Β£40,400

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Company car buyer

BMW 1 SERIES Hatchback 116d 5dr [Dynamic]

A good bet if you want a diesel-powered BMW on your driveway for as little money as possible. If you like your driving, though, we'd recommend the extra grunt of the 118d.

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Private car buyer

BMW 1 SERIES Hatchback 116d 5dr [Dynamic]

A good bet if you want a diesel-powered BMW on your driveway for as little money as possible. If you like your driving, though, we'd recommend the extra grunt of the 118d.

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£252.01-Β£383.87/month

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Trim level

SE Business
Adds LED headlights, cruise control and rear parking sensors to SE. Only available with the entry-level 116d, though.
M140i Shadow Edition
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.
M Sport Shadow Edition
Adds a few more extras including privacy glass, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a Harman Kardon stereo to the regular M Sport trim.
M140i
Like all 1 Series, the M140i comes with a 6.5in infotainment screen with sat-nav, Bluetooth, DAB radio and auto wipers and headlights. You also get 18in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, leather sports seats, M Sport brakes and suspension, as well as specifically tuned variable-ratio steering.
M Sport
This has standard LED headlights, climate control, 18in alloy wheels, lowered, firmer suspension and an aerodynamic bodykit that is designed to make the car look meaner. It’s a lot of money, though, and doesn’t ride as well as versions on smaller wheels with fatter tyres. You can deselect the firmer suspension at no extra cost – something we’d recommend if you go for this trim.
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SE
Gets the essentials, including air-con, 16in alloy wheels, a 6.5in colour screen, sat-nav, Bluetooth and audio streaming, digital radio, a multi-function steering wheel, auto lights and wipers and electric windows all-round. You might want to add cruise control, rear parking sensors and Apple CarPlay, though, as well as the Driver Assistant Pack with useful safety aids such as automatic emergency braking.
Sport
Largely designed to enhance the exterior appearance, Sport models come with 17in alloy wheels, sports seats with a greater range of adjustment, changeable ambient lighting in the interior and a bespoke steering wheel and dials.
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Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

36.2-67.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

111-179 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

G-K

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

1200 litres

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