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BMW 1 Series Hatchback (F40)

MSRP 24475 GBPNEX score 74%

Product Overview

The F40 BMW 1 Series is a FWD hatchback, the first of its kind by the Bavarian manufacture. It replaces the F20 1 Series, which was based on a RWD platform. Manual, dual-clutch, and automatic transmissions are available for various engine configurations, and the more powerful ones come with AWD.
The F40 1 Series is related to the F44 2 Series.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Great to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Decent infotainment
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Well-equipped
  • Frugal engines
Cons
  • Lack of Android Auto
  • No front-wheel drive
  • Alternatives are more practical
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Specifications

Variants:
116d
118d
118i
128ti
M135i

Chassis

Turning Circle
11.4 m

Construction

Body Style
Hatchback

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
153 mm
Size | Height
1434 mm
Size | Length
4319 mm
Size | Width
1799 mm
Track Width | Front
1560 mm
Track Width | Rear
1563 mm
116dWeight
1375 kg
118iWeight
1290 kg
M135iWeight
1525 kg
Wheelbase
2670 mm
118dWheelbase
1400 kg

Performance

116dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.3 s
118iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.5 s
M135iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.8 s
118dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.5 s
Coefficient Of Drag
0.32
116dFuel Economy
4.2 L/100km
118iFuel Economy
5.7 L/100km
M135iFuel Economy
7.1 L/100km
118dFuel Economy
4.4 L/100km

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
FWD
116dEngine | Compression Ratio
16.5:1
118iEngine | Compression Ratio
11.1:1
M135iEngine | Compression Ratio
9.5:1
118dEngine | Compression Ratio
16.5:1
128tiEngine | Compression Ratio
9.5:1
116dEngine | Displacement
1.5 L
118iEngine | Displacement
1.5 L
M135iEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
118dEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
116dEngine | Power
116hp @ 2250-4000 rpm
118iEngine | Power
140hp @ 4200-6500 rpm
M135iEngine | Power
306hp @ 4500-6250 rpm
118dEngine | Power
150hp @ 2500-4000 rpm
128tiEngine | Power
265 hp @ 4750-6500 rpm
116dEngine | Torque
270Nm @ 1750-4000 rpm
118iEngine | Torque
220Nm @ 1480-4600 rpm
M135iEngine | Torque
450Nm @ 1750-5000 rpm
118dEngine | Torque
350Nm @ 1750-4000 rpm
128tiEngine | Torque
400 Nm @ 1750-4500 rpm
116dEngine | Type
I3 diesel
118iEngine | Type
I3 petrol
M135iEngine | Type
I4 petrol
118dEngine | Type
I4 diesel
128tiEngine | Type
I4 petrol
128tiFuel Capacity
50 L
Transmission | Gears
6-speed / 7-speed / 8-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual / DCT / automatic

Production

Debut
2019 Frankfurt Auto Show
Made In
Germany

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The 128ti is not pretending to be any kind of M car, because it really isn’t, at least not in that rather brutal way most M cars have become these days. Despite appearances, it’s actually quite subtle under the skin. Early indications are that, despite the 128ti looking like another me-too hot hatch, its real character is far more nuanced than its appearance suggests.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • M135i engine tuning
  • Tii badging
Cons
  • No four-wheel drive
  • No automatic gearbox

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The 1 Series was the follow-up to the BMW Compact that first established BMW as a player in a segment where it competes with higher-spec versions of hatchback stalwarts like the VW Golf, Ford Focus and Mazda 3. There are just three trim levels in the 1 Series range at present, which includes the entry-level SE, Sport and the racy M Sport versions. Even the lowliest diesel manages 0-62mph in just over 10 seconds, while the go-faster M135i still returns up to 38.7mpg on average.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fastest petrol engine on the market
  • Decent rear-wheel-drive performance
Cons
  • Lack of interior space

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The 1 Series turns in keenly, grips strongly and resists body roll admirably. While the dashboard doesn't quite look as glitzy as an A-Class, build quality is flawless. As ever, BMW's infotainment set-up is intuitive to use and quick to load. A head-up display is offered in a 1 Series for the first time.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Lack of Android Auto

User Reviews

References

1. ^ BMW 1 Series 128ti 2021 long-term review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bmw/long-term-reviews/bmw-1-series-128ti-2021-long-term-review. 2021-10-15. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
2. ^ BMW 1 Series review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/1-series. 2020-10-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ New BMW 1 Series 2019 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/1-series/108007/new-bmw-1-series-2019-review. 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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