With costs extending from £3000 to £30,000 and motors in a bigger number of limits and yields than you can shake a stick at, there’s most likely an utilized BMW 1 Series for you. We’re discussing the age worked from 2011 to 2019, punctuated by a 2015 facelift that considerably raised the vehicle’s down.
Be that as it may, initial a word or two of caution: it’s not the best-bundled hatchback. Accuse the way that it’s back wheel drive, despite the fact that from a driving point of view this should be a positive. It’s a great back drive BMW; hence, it ought to be a hoot, isn’t that so? Tragically, it’s not, exactly. A front-drive Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus are progressively coordinated a greater amount of the time.
Those bandy aside, we can continue ahead with valuing the 1 Series’ bottomless characteristics. They incorporate a scope of incredible diesel motors (alright, they’re never again elegant however you’ll cherish their proficiency), a flawlessly manufactured lodge, liberal pack levels and lively great looks (post-facelift, in any event). What’s more, on the correct street, the M135i and M140i are mammoth executioners.
The model showed up in 2011 out of five-entryway structure first, controlled by a decision of average size petroleum and diesel motors. The next year, the three-entryway arrived alongside xDrive four-wheel-drive renditions of the 120d. The 1.4i and, at the other outrageous, the M135i likewise showed up.
The diesels, specifically the 118d, were the greatest venders and M Sport the most famous trim. A 2013 118d M Sport auto with 44,000 miles costs around £10,700. It’s a balanced vehicle with economy poking 60mpg and 0-62mph in 8.9sec. On the petroleum front, the three-pot 118i is a smooth, buoyant and affordable motor imparted to Mini. Around £11,000 catches a 2013-reg M Sport programmed five-entryway with 44,000 miles. Talking of automobiles, from 2014 vehicles furnished with sat-nav got the Proactive Drive framework that tailors gearchanges all the more correctly. All through this time, trims were ES, SE, Urban, Sport and M Sport. Disregard base ES and even hard-riding M Sport, in spite of the fact that it looks great, and go either for SE or the better-prepared Sport.
The 2015 facelift implied more honed peers all around, new motors with EfficientDynamics advances, a changed frame, increasingly standard pack, including sat-nav for all, better infotainment… If you can bear the cost of it, go out on a limb for one of these later vehicles. How far? All things considered, a 2014 118i M Sport with 34,000 miles is £12,500 and a 2015-reg 120i M Sport with a similar mileage around £1000 more.
An important variant from this time is the super-productive 116d ED Plus. One enrolled before 1 April 2017 draws in zero street charge, it’s that clean. We found a 2016-reg model with 47,000 miles, one proprietor and a full BMW administration history for £9800. Expect at any rate 70mpg.
The 1 Series has its deficiencies, not least a confined back lodge and a smallish boot, and it’s somewhat pricier than rivals, yet there’s no contending with the proficiency of its motors or the intrigue of that identification.
Instances of oil controlled 1 Series models as long as five years of age rank a good seventh spot out of 31 in the most recent What Car? Unwavering quality Survey. Diesel variants, be that as it may, are a humble 29.
The 1 Series has been the subject of an amazing number of reviews. Ensure they have all been taken care of.
Check you can live with the three-entryway variant’s poor back lodge access before submitting.
As opposed to following a calendar, 1 Series adjusting is condition based, which means the vehicle possibly requires fettling when essential. The administration history is put away in the vehicle’s memory.
The choices list is long so be mindful so as to check accurately what your picked 1 Series has as far as additional items when contrasting it and other conceivable purchases.
BMW 116d Sport Auto 5dr: It’s a diesel so not the most popular decision, yet it’s Euro 6-agreeable and you’ll adore its 70mpg and simple driving habits. From £10,000 for a 2016-reg with 60,000 miles.
BMW M140i Auto 3dr: The 1 Series’ back drive body was made for this. The 3.0-liter six produces 335bhp for 0-62mph in 4.6sec. A Golf R is progressively secure, yet on the correct street the M140i is increasingly fun.
2012 116d ES five-entryway, 125,000 miles, £3989
2014 116i Sport three-entryway, 44,000 miles, £8300
2016 118i Sport five-entryway, 25,000 miles, £11,000
2018 120d Sport five-entryway, 15,000 miles, £15,250