How to spec a BMW 1 Series

Our guide to BMW's family hatchback covers which options to pick, which to avoid and how much to pay for it all...

BMW 1 Series interior

Driving Assistant (£390)

This package brings safety equipment including automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and a driver attention monitor to the 1 Series. We reckon anything which improves safety is worth going for, so it's definitely something we'd add.

BMW 1 Series alloy wheels

18in alloy wheels (£1175)

You can specify larger alloy wheels on your 1 Series, but they don’t do the car’s ride any favours. Best to save your money and stick with the standard 16in alloy wheels instead.

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How to buy your ideal BMW 1 Series

  • Model: 118d SE 5dr [Nav / Servotronic] Step Auto
  • List price: £27,260
  • Target Price: £25,158
  • Options we'd add: Media Pack Professional (£900), Interior comfort package (£460), Park distance control, front and rear (£295), Comfort Access (£350), Adaptive M Sport suspension (£750), Driving Assistant (£390)
  • Cost of options: £3145

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