BMW 1 Series review

Category: Family car

Section: Introduction

BMW 1 Series 2021 front right tracking
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  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior infotainment
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  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior detail
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 front right tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior rear seats
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 front right tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 right tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 front tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 rear tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 right tracking
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 front right static
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 rear lights detail
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 rear detail
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior detail
  • BMW 1 Series 2021 interior steering wheel detail
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The BMW 1 Series has been a staple contender among premium family hatchbacks for a while, appealing to anyone looking to mix practicality with a dose of glamour.

This latest, third-generation 1 Series has one big change that's upset a few enthusiasts – namely, it now has front-wheel drive rather than rear. In the real world, that's actually made it a far more accomplished family car.

For more information about the more powerful hot-hatch 1 Series variants, see our BMW 128ti First Drive and BMW M135i review.

Once you've picked your next new car, we can help you make sure you don't pay over the odds for it. Simply search for the best prices listed on our free What Car? New Car Buying service. It's a good place to find the latest BMW 1 Series deals.

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At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,192
Target Price from £25,689
Save up to £1,192
or from £292pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £28,990
Leasing deals
From £271pm
RRP price range £26,450 - £41,530
Number of trims (see all)5
Number of engines (see all)6
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions 38.2 - 62.8
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,477 / £3,003
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,955 / £6,006
Available colours