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BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto

Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
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Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
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BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto
BMW 1 SERIES 118i [1.5] M Sport 5dr [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG54.30
  • 0-62mph8.7 secs
  • Top Speed130 mph
  • C02122 g/km
  • BHP136
  • Torque162 lbs/f
  • P11D25%

Review

The MK3 version of BMW's 1 Series gets a new platform, a new drive layout and new engines. It's sleeker, lighter, safer, more practical and more efficient than before. And, the company reckons, it's still the most rewarding steer in the premium compact hatch sector. Big claims for an important car.

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The third generation 1 Series looks to establish itself as the premium hatch of choice in a hotly-contested sector. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Front wheel drive and BMW. Once, it was a phrase you'd never hear. But then the Munich maker introduced a front-driven platform into its 2 Series Active Tourer MPV. And now this layout's gone mainstream with the third generation version of the brand's smallest model, the 1 Series hatch. It's not so small these days, especially inside where the switch of drive layouts has freed up more room, particularly in the boot. But will the dynamic change of heart neutralise what has previously been this model line's greatest draw - uniquely rewarding handling? BMW says not - and provides a completely fresh range of engines to further sweeten the pill. On top of that there's a smarter cabin and upgraded safety. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Back at the launch of the very first 1 Series model in 2003, rear wheel drive was a non-negotiable part of BMW's engineering fabric. Yet this layout practically compromised both that MK1 model and its 2011 successor. And for what? The Munich maker's own research suggests that over 85% of 1 Series customers have no idea whether the drive wheels are front or rear. And whoever complained about the handling of a front-driven BMW-engineered MINI? If you opt for the brand's xDrive 4WD system of course, none of this will matter, but availability of that depends upon the engine you select, so let's take a look at the various powerplant options, all of them re-developed for this car. BMW expects the 150hp 118d diesel to be the big seller; for black pump variants, there's also a lesser 116hp 116d three cylinder 1.5-litre derivative and a more powerful 190hp 120d 2.0-litre model, the latter only offered with the xDrive system. That 4WD set-up is also a non-negotiable part of the top petrol M135i xDrive hot hatch variant (which offers 306hp), but most customers wanting to fuel from the green pump with this car will choose the 1.5-litre three cylinder 140hp unit powering the base 118i front-driven version. Three different transmissions are on offer, depending on variant. The 116d, the 118d and the 118i get an upgraded 6-speed manual gearbox and the two base three cylinder variants(116d and 118i) can also be ordered with an optional 7-speed Stepronic auto. At the top of the range, the brand's smooth 8-speed Steptronic Sport auto transmission is optional on the 118d and has to be had on the two top xDrive models.

Design and Build

The rather dumpy styling that characterised earlier 1 Series models is all forgotten now; this third generation model is much sleeker, with a more wedged shaped silhouette and a pronounced 'shark nose'. At the front, the BMW kidney grille is larger and, for the first time in this model range, the kidneys merge in the middle. The car features a shorter bonnet and significantly more space than before within a footprint almost identical to that of its predecessor. At 4,319 millimetres, the MK3 1 Series is 5mm shorter, 34mm wider and 13mm higher. The 2,670mm wheelbase meanwhile, is 20 millimetres shorter but despite that, thanks to the switch of drive layouts, there's significantly more cabin space than before. Passenger access is easier, particularly in the rear where there's an extra 33mm of knee room, 13mm more elbow room and 19mm more head room. The luggage compartment capacity rises by 20-litres to 380-litres (or 1,200-litres with the rear seat bench folded down). The minimum width of the luggage compartment has also increased by 67mm. Up-front, BMW's latest 'Live Cockpit Plus' infotainment package is standard giving you an 8.8-inch centre-dash screen and a 5.7-inch instrument cluster display. This set-up includes features such as a Touch Controller, a navigation system, two USB ports for data transfer and a WiFi interface.

Market and Model

Prices open at just under £25,000 and this time, there's only a single five-door body style. For the 118d diesel variant most will want, think just under £27,000. The top M135i xDrive flagship is priced from just under £36,500 and gets its own specific trim package. For most other variants, you'll choose between the brand's familiar 'SE', 'Sport' and 'M Sport' designations. As you'd hope given the premium pricing, even the base 'SE' comes with plenty - 16-inch light-alloy wheels for instance. But you'll probably want to upgrade yourself at least to a mid-range 'Sport' model, recognisable by its high-gloss black air inlets and chrome-framed front kidney grille. The 'M Sport' versions feature aerodynamic body styling as well as satin aluminium struts in the kidney grille whilst at this level in the range, the seat upholstery is in Dakota leather with contrast stitching. Across the range, infotainment technology has been boosted by the adoption of the brand's "Hey BMW' 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' which will allow you to operate many of the car's major functions by merely speaking a command. A Head-up display is now optional and extra camera safety kit includes 'Collision & Pedestrian Warning with City Braking' and 'Lane Departure warning' with steering impulse.

Cost of Ownership

The engine changes have been virtually all about improving efficiency. As a result, the volume 118d diesel can return up to 60.1mpg on the WLTP cycle and up to 108g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the three cylinder 116d diesel, the figures are up to 61.4mpg and 100g/km. And for the 120d xDrive, you're looking at up to 51.4mpg and up to 117g/km. As for petrol power, well the base three cylinder 118i manages up to 47.1mpg and up to 114g/km, while the top M135i xDrive hot hatch delivers up to 35.3mpg and up to 155g/km. Specify auto transmission and this car can be particularly efficient thanks to intelligent connectivity that enables the two auto gearboxes to adapt their shift strategy according to the planned route and driving situation. If the BMW 1 Series is equipped with Active Cruise Control, both transmissions will factor in the data from this system and the standard Navigation, to avoid unnecessary gear changes in a quick succession of bends. Across the range, efficiency is also aided by coasting and Auto Start Stop functions that take their cue from the data supplied by the navigation system, the front-mounted camera and the sensors for the optional driving assistance systems. The coasting function de-couples the powertrain from the transmission at cruising speeds when the car is running in either its 'Comfort' or 'ECO PRO' driving modes.

Summary

We can't help feeling a little disappointed that BMW's MK3 1 Series has abandoned its unique rear-driven selling point. But at the same time, we can't help being impressed by the way that the Munich maker has managed to retain so much of this car's eager, dynamic character, despite the fundamental engineering changes visited upon it. Sales will also be boosted by the fact that this is the first 1 Series with really sleek looks, proper rear passenger space and a decent boot. And it's far better prepared than its predecessor in terms of media connectivity and camera-driven safety provision. About to choose a Mercedes A-Class or an Audi A3? You really ought to try one of these too. You might be surprised just how much you like it.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface
Electric power steering
Rear park distance control
Automatic start/stop system
BMW emergency call
BMW Online services
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake force display
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Eco pro mode
Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
Oil temperature display via on board computer in instrument cluster
On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
On board diagnostics
Optimum shift indicator
Personal Profile
Real time traffic information
Servotronic PAS
Speed limiter
Entertainment
6 speakers
BMW professional radio with CD player
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Chrome 'M' logo side designation
High gloss shadow line
LED front fog lights
LED Headlights
Model designation
Solid paint
Body colour door handles
Body colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour mirror caps
Body colour roof mouldings
Chrome exhaust tailpipe
Clear lenses direction indicator lights
Daytime driving lights
Direction indicator side lights in exterior mirrors
Dynamic brake lights
Electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and washer jets
Follow me home headlights
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front and rear electric windows with open and close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closing
Green tinted heat protection glazing
Headlight beam throw control
Heated windscreen washer jets
High gloss black extra wide kidney grille with black vertical slats
High level third brake light
M aerodynamic bodystyling
Nearside reverse light in rear light cluster
Offside rear fog lights
Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear window aerial
Rear window wiper
Shark fin antenna
Visible VIN plate
Interior Features
Ambient lighting - switchable BMW classic orange/ cold white LED
Automatic single zone air conditioning
Dakota leather upholstery
Luggage compartment lighting
Manual adjust driver/passenger seats
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
12V power socket in centre console
12V power socket in passenger footwell
60/40 split folding rear seat
Anthracite headlining
Anthracite Velour front and rear floor mats
Conditioned Based Service
Door sill finishers with illuminated M designation
Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trim
Front folding sliding armrest with storage compartment
Front head restraints
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Front storage compartment in centre console and in door trim
Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimming
Glove box handle with chrome surround
Glovebox
Interior light in front centre interior mirrors and rear centre auto interior light activation when door is opened when ignition switched off
Isofix child seat for two outer rear seats
Leather gear knob and handbrake grip
Luggage compartment access via BMW roundel
M sports multi function leather steering wheel
Manually adjustable steering column
Multi-function controls for steering wheel
Rear folding head restraints
Two cupholders with sliding cover and inlay mat
Two sills lashing eyes in the luggage compartment
Welcome lighting
Packs
BMW Navigation pack - 1 Series
Extended storage pack - 1 Series
Non Smokers pack
Technical
M sport suspension
Automatic transmission
Battery age recognition function
Drive Performance Control
Lightweight engineering
Trim
Hexagon aluminium trim with estoril blue matt finish
Wheels
18" light alloy wheels - M Double spoke style 461M in ferric grey
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
Run flat tyres
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters, rear coded belt buckles
Active differential brake (ADB), electronic differential lock in DSC-OFF mode
Airbags - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection
Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-off
Brake drying
Brake energy regeneration
Braking readiness
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights
Driver and front passenger seat belt security check
DSC+
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
Front ventilated brake disc
Hill start assist
Rear brake discs
Rear child proof door locks
Side impact protection
Twin horns
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Automatic drive away locking facility
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Locking wheel bolts
Remote central locking with two Integrate key, one button for opening and closing all lock, open and close window, button for open luggage compartment
Remote control integrated key with blue inset
Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm with remote control and immobiliser
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.216
CO2 (g/km) 131
HC 0.038
Noise Level dB(A) 66
NOx 0.011
Particles 0.0005
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 179
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 174
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 182
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 178
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 157
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 152
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 224
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 218
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 176
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 170
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B38B15M0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TWIN TURBO
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 48.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 55.4
EC Urban (mpg) 40.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 9.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 7.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 35.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 36.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 34.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 36.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 40.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 28.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 29.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 36.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 37.7
General
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 136
Coin Description i
Coin Series M Sport [Nav/Ser]
Generation Mark 2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 19E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.7
Engine Power - BHP 136
Engine Power - KW 100
Engine Power - RPM 4400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
Engine Torque - MKG 22.4
Engine Torque - NM 220
Engine Torque - RPM 1250
Top Speed 130
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear 245/35 R18
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style M DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 461M
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1421
Length 4329
Wheelbase 2690
Width 1765
Width (including mirrors) 1984
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 52
Gross Vehicle Weight 1900
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1200
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 360
Max. Loading Weight 580
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 650
Minimum Kerbweight 1320
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.9

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