Bmw 1 Series

 bmw 1 series

1 SERIES HATCHBACK - 118i SE 5dr



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£23355

BEST PRICE

£19,618 

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The third generation 1 Series is at its best in base three cylinder 118i petrol form, reckons Jonathan Crouch.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i SE 5dr
PETROL
£19,618.20
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i Sport 5dr
PETROL
£20,458.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
116d SE 5dr
DIESEL
£20,533.80
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i SE 5dr Step Auto
PETROL
£20,752.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
116d Sport 5dr
DIESEL
£21,373.80
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d SE 5dr
DIESEL
£21,474.60
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i Sport 5dr Step Auto
PETROL
£21,592.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
116d SE 5dr Step Auto
DIESEL
£21,667.80
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i M Sport 5dr
PETROL
£21,970.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d Sport 5dr
DIESEL
£22,314.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
116d Sport 5dr Step Auto
DIESEL
£22,507.80
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d SE 5dr Step Auto
DIESEL
£22,818.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
116d M Sport 5dr
DIESEL
£22,885.80
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
PETROL
£23,104.20
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i M Sport 5dr [Tech Pack 1]
PETROL
£23,230.20
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i M Sport 5dr [Plus Pack]
PETROL
£23,482.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d Sport 5dr Step Auto
DIESEL
£23,658.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d M Sport 5dr
DIESEL
£23,826.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
116d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
DIESEL
£24,019.80
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Tech Pack 1]
PETROL
£24,364.20
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Plus Pack]
PETROL
£24,616.20
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i M Sport 5dr [Tech 1/Plus Pack]
PETROL
£24,742.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d M Sport 5dr [Tech Pack 1]
DIESEL
£25,086.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
DIESEL
£25,170.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d M Sport 5dr [Plus Pack]
DIESEL
£25,338.60
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
118i M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Tech 1/Plus Pack]
PETROL
£25,876.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
120d xDrive Sport 5dr Step Auto
DIESEL
£26,338.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Tech Pack 1]
DIESEL
£26,430.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d M Sport 5dr [Tech 1/Plus Pack]
DIESEL
£26,598.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Plus Pack]
DIESEL
£26,682.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
120d xDrive M Sport 5dr Step Auto
DIESEL
£27,850.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
118d M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Tech 1/Plus Pack]
DIESEL
£27,942.60
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
120d xDrive M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Tech Pack 1]
DIESEL
£29,110.20
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
120d xDrive M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Plus Pack]
DIESEL
£29,362.20
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto
PETROL
£29,395.80
1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK
120d xDrive M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Tech 1/Plus Pk]
DIESEL
£30,622.20
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto [Plus Pack]
PETROL
£30,655.80
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto [Tech Pack 1]
PETROL
£30,655.80
1 SERIES HATCHBACK
M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto [Tech 1/Plus Pack]
PETROL
£31,915.80

Ten Second Review

BMW is a company that always used to try and do things differently, a refreshing trait in a sea of automotive sameness. The Bavarian brand's reputation as the purveyor of 'The Ultimate Driving Machine' was once fundamentally built around rear wheel drive but this third generation 1 Series is defiantly front-driven. A package that's claimed to be optimum in the base petrol 118i guise we test here.

Background

Why the change away from front wheel drive here? Well, lots of reasons really. BMW wanted more return for its investment in front-wheel drive architecture. And at the same time, the brand was uncomfortably aware of just how much the packaging limitations of rear wheel drive - cramped space for luggage and back seat passengers - were hobbling the 1 Series in comparison to its more conventional Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class rivals. All of which seemed a bit pointless given BMW's own research showing 80% of 1 Series owners not knowing what end their cars were driven from - and not caring either. The deal was sealed when the Bavarian maker's engineers assured the board that new technology could allow for a switch to front-wheel drive for this car without any real dilution in driving pleasure; we'll see. What's certainly true is that the change in drivetrain format has, as intended, freed up significantly more interior space than the previous 'F20' version of this car could offer, despite the fact that this 'F40'-series design's roadway footprint is much the same. Sounds promising. Time to put this car to the test in volume 118i form.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
121
CO2 (g/km)
122
CO2 (g/km)
121
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
136
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
190
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
193
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
192
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
117
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
116
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
122
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
120
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
138
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
141
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
136
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
135
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
3
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
12
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
TWIN TURBO
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
NORTH SOUTH
Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Engine Code
B38A15M1
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
94.6
CC
1499
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
40.4
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
65.7
EC Combined (mpg)
53.3
WLTP - MPG - Low
34.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium
47.9
WLTP - MPG - High
54.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
47.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb
47.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
34.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
34
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
33.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
47.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
45.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Min
54.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Min
55.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max
52.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Max
53.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
47.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
45.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
46.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
47.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
45.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
6.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
6.2
General
Generation Mark
2
Coin Series
SE
Coin Description
i
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
6
Service Interval Mileage
18000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
24
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
83
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
87
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
76
NCAP Safety Assist %
72
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
140
Badge Engine CC
1.5
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
25E
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
20E
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
22.4
Engine Power - KW
103
Engine Power - RPM
4600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
162
Engine Torque - NM
220
Engine Torque - RPM
1480
Engine Power - BHP
140
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
8.5
Top Speed
132
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Emissions Test Cycle
Second Act
Tyres
Tyre Size Rear
205/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
16" ALLOY
Tyre Size Front
205/55 R16
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
STAR SPOKE STYLE 517
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2081
Height
1434
Length
4319
Width
1799
Wheelbase
2670
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1290
Gross Vehicle Weight
1845
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
42
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
380
No. of Seats
5
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
680
Max. Loading Weight
555
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1200
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.4
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Driving Experience

The switch from rear-driven to a front-driven powertrain might be the headline story here but there's plenty else that's new with the engineering of this third generation 1 series design. The Bavarian maker's aim was to repackage this model to a more conventional formula but deliver that in a very BMW kind of way - and that's essentially how this car has turned out. On the move, you get a grippy, confident sense of purpose that rivals can't quite match, with precise, accurate steering and an agile willingness to change direction. All of it aided by near-perfect weight distribution, a clever new 'ARB' traction control system that more precisely meters out torque and a new 'FAAR' chassis that saves around 25kgs of weight. The ride is somewhat firm, but BMW fans won't mind that, particularly as there's now the option of adaptive suspension on top-spec models. It's quite likely that you'll opt for the base 1.5-litre petrol model we tried, the 140hp 118i variant we're trying here - not least because there aren't any other options if you want a reasonably affordable version of this car that fuels from the green pump. Just as well then, that it's a decent all-round package which offers as much performance as most buyers will probably need, the 62mph sprint occupying 8.5s en route to 132mph. To be frank, we've heard more charismatic three cylinder units, but at least this one's decently refined, bettering a comparable Mercedes A-Class in this regard at highway speeds.

Design and Build

We always wondered what kind of 1 Series BMW's stylists would have come up with if they hadn't been constrained by the need to package around rear-driven mechanicals. In this MK3 model, we have our answer, a hatch that offers a similar roadway footprint to its 'F20' predecessor (it's a mere 5mm shorter), but one delivered to an otherwise very different dimensional formula. Up-front, you're served up a premium slice of cabin architecture borrowed from the current 'G20' 3 Series model, which means it's very nice indeed. Soft-touch surfaces and the solid feel of all the fixtures and fittings is matched on plusher models by things like contrast stitching and intricate 'Extended lighting' door panel strips. There's plenty of luxury segment technology too, particularly if you pay more for the 'Live Cockpit Professional' package, which matches a 10.25-inch virtual instrument binnacle screen with a classy centre-dash iDrive monitor of the same size. There's some clever stuff incorporated into this extra-cost set-up, including what BMW calls an 'Intelligent Personal Assistant', which is there to answer questions you can voice to the car as you drive it. Out back, there's reasonable rear seat space (for two anyway) and a decent 380-litre boot.
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