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BMW 1 Series Review

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Buying automobiles | Comments Off on BMW 1 Series Review

Obmw series 1BMW 118 model petrol cars, while the 114i represents an entry vehicle for the brand. An M Sport version of the 1 Series is also available in the shape of the M135i, which can manage 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Notable diesel engines include the 2.0 litre 116d, 118d, 120d, and 123d, as well as the 116d EfficientDynamics, which offers excellent mileage and low emissions.

In terms of handling, the 1 Series was redesigned for its latest generation to be 30 kg lighter, and is sleeker overall – all-independent suspension features for the 1 Series mean that the car handles well on different road surfaces, while dynamic rear wheel drive means that the 116i and 118i models are particularly able to deliver sports-like performance, with Coupe models also available in a range of different engine sizes.

Different steering models are available for the 1 Series, which include Comfort and ECO PRO, with the latter delivering more efficient driving. M Sport trims are available for the different cars in the series, while Convertible models can also be bought alongside Coupes. In terms of efficiency, all engines have been fine tuned to cut down on mileage, with the 118i capable of 48 mpg and 137 g/km of CO2 emissions. The 116d provides 74.3 mpg, and 99 g/km of CO2, which means that it’s exempt from road tax.

The BMW 1 Series has been particularly praised for its safety features, and achieved 5 stars in the EURO NCAP tests; while including larger engines, on average, than the Audi A3, the 1 Series still manages to be lighter and faster, and capable of being driven using ECO PRO mode to further enhance its already low mileage figures. Extra trims are available in M Sport and Urban, with leather steering wheels and iDrive as bonus options.

In this context, the BMW 1 Series represents an excellent introduction to the BMW brand for anyone that’s considering switching; while you might be able to find slightly faster and more powerful models elsewhere, it’s difficult to beat BMW for engine performance and efficiency, as well as for the extensive range of extra features and customised options that you can add into your individual car. BMW’s Efficient Dynamics program also means that there’s few car series in the world that have had as much attention paid to performance.

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