Used BMW 1 Series 2004 - 2011 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)
  • BMW 1 Series (04 - 11)

What's the used BMW 1 Series hatchback like?

BMW first attempted to crack the hatchback market in 1994 with the 3 Series Compact, but this model failed to bother the likes of the Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf. The 1 Series, on the other hand, has fared far better, thanks to its blend of class and driving fun.

While other hatchbacks are front or four wheel drive, the BMW 1 Series sends its power to the rear, which helps to give it greater balance when cornering and ensures higher powered versions steer more accurately than their rivals.