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BMW 1 Series F40 Hatchback (2019)

MSRP 24475 GBPNeo score 26%Ext score 69%

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Product Overview

BMW 1 Series F40 is a compact hatchback in production from 2019. It is available with a range of inline-3 and inline-4 engines that displaced 1.5 to 2.0 liters.
Compared to the F20 1 Series, the F40 has drastically smaller engines. Even the "M135i" uses only a 2-liter I4. Further, the car became FWD-based, with lots of AWD forced upon the driver.
Overall, it is a giant disappointment.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 26% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • Low fuel consumption
Cons
  • FWD-based
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found***

Ext 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Impressive handling
  • Decent rear-wheel-drive performance
Cons
  • Lack of grip
  • Lack of interior space
  • Lacklustre infotainment
  • Lack of Android Auto
  • Lack of rear-wheel drive
  • Not as agile as its predecessor
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Specifications

116d116d AT116i116i AT118d118d AT118i118i AT118i Euro6d118i Euro6d AT120d AT120d xDrive AT120i AT128ti ATM135i Euro6d xDrive ATM135i xDrive

Capacity

Cargo Capacity380 L / 13.4 cu-ft ~ 1200 L / 42.4 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity6.0 L / 6.3 qt6.0 L / 6.3 qt6.8 L / 7.1 qt6.8 L / 7.1 qt7.0 L / 7.4 qt7.0 L / 7.4 qt6.8 L / 7.1 qt6.8 L / 7.1 qt7.0 L / 7.4 qt7.0 L / 7.4 qt7.1 L / 7.5 qt10.8 L / 11.4 qt
Engine Oil Capacity4.8 L / 5.1 qt4.8 L / 5.1 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt5.2 L / 5.5 qt5.2 L / 5.5 qt5.2 L / 5.5 qt5.2 L / 5.5 qt
Fuel Capacity42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal42.0 L / 11.1 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal
Passengers5
Payload550 kg / 1213 lbs555 kg / 1224 lbs530 kg / 1168 lbs530 kg / 1168 lbs550 kg / 1213 lbs550 kg / 1213 lbs555 kg / 1224 lbs550 kg / 1213 lbs555 kg / 1224 lbs550 kg / 1213 lbs550 kg / 1213 lbs550 kg / 1213 lbs530 kg / 1168 lbs555 kg / 1224 lbs560 kg / 1235 lbs560 kg / 1235 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discsVentilated discsDiscDiscVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsDiscDiscVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W205/55 R16 91W225/45 R17 94Y XL225/45 R17 41Y XL225/45 R17 94Y XL225/40 R18 92Y XL225/45 R17 94Y XL225/40 R18 92 Y XL
Turning Circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Body Style5-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Ground Clearance153 mm / 6.0 in
Size | Height1434 mm / 56.5 in
Size | Length4319 mm / 170.0 in
Size | Width1799 mm / 70.8 in | 2081 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)1799 mm / 70.8 in | 2081 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)1799 mm / 70.8 in1799 mm / 70.8 in1799 mm / 70.8 in | 2081 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)1799 mm / 70.8 in | 2081 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)1799 mm / 70.8 in | 2081 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)1799 mm / 70.8 in | 2081 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)1799 mm / 70.8 in1799 mm / 70.8 in1799 mm / 70.8 in1799 mm / 70.8 in | 2081 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)1799 mm / 70.8 in1799 mm / 70.8 in1799 mm / 70.8 in1799 mm / 70.8 in | 2081 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1560.0 mm / 61.4 in1560.0 mm / 61.4 in1560.0 mm / 61.4 in
Track Width | Rear1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1565.0 mm / 61.6 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1561.0 mm / 61.5 in1563.0 mm / 61.5 in1563.0 mm / 61.5 in1563.0 mm / 61.5 in
Weight1375.0 kg / 3031.4 lbs1385.0 kg / 3053.4 lbs1320.0 kg / 2910.1 lbs1340.0 kg / 2954.2 lbs1400.0 kg / 3086.5 lbs1430.0 kg / 3152.6 lbs1290.0 kg / 2844.0 lbs1320.0 kg / 2910.1 lbs1290.0 kg / 2844.0 lbs1320.0 kg / 2910.1 lbs1450.0 kg / 3196.7 lbs1515.0 kg / 3340.0 lbs1390.0 kg / 3064.4 lbs1445.0 kg / 3185.7 lbs1525.0 kg / 3362.1 lbs1525.0 kg / 3362.1 lbs
Wheel Size7J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167.5J x 177.5J x 177.5J x 178J x 187.5J x 178J x 18
Wheelbase1400 kg

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h10.3 sec10.1 sec10.6 sec10.6 sec8.5 sec8.4 sec8.5 sec8.5 sec8.9 sec8.8 sec7.3 sec7.0 sec7.0 sec6.1 sec4.8 sec4.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph9.8 sec9.6 sec10.1 sec10.1 sec8.1 sec8.0 sec8.1 sec8.1 sec8.5 sec8.4 sec6.9 sec6.7 sec6.7 sec5.8 sec4.6 sec4.6 sec
CO2 Emission100 ~ 110 g/km100 ~ 110 g/km124 ~ 133 g/km116 ~ 125 g/km108 ~ 116 g/km108 ~ 116 g/km114 ~ 129 g/km114 ~ 129 g/km126 ~ 135 g/km113 ~ 121 g/km112 ~ 121 g/km117 ~ 124 g/km126 ~ 134 g/km139 ~ 148 g/km145 ~ 155 g/km155 ~ 162 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.260.260.270.270.260.260.260.260.260.260.260.270.280.320.340.34
Fuel Economy3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (combined) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (urban) | 3.5 L/100km / 67.2 MPG (highway)3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (combined) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (urban) | 3.5 L/100km / 67.2 MPG (highway)5.4 L/100km / 43.6 MPG (combined) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (urban) | 4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (highway)5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (combined) | 5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (urban) | 4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (highway)4.1 L/100km / 57.4 MPG (combined) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)4.1 L/100km / 57.4 MPG (combined) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (combined) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (urban) | 4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (highway)5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (combined) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (urban) | 4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (highway)5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (combined) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (urban) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (highway)4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (combined) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (urban) | 4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (highway)4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (combined) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (urban) | 3.9 L/100km / 60.3 MPG (highway)4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (combined) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (urban) | 4.1 L/100km / 57.4 MPG (highway)5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (combined) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (urban) | 4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (highway)6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (combined) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (urban) | 5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (highway)6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (combined) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (urban) | 5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (highway)6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (combined) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (urban) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (highway)
Top Speed200.0 km/h / 124.3 mph200.0 km/h / 124.3 mph200.0 km/h / 124.3 mph200.0 km/h / 124.3 mph218.0 km/h / 135.5 mph216.0 km/h / 134.2 mph213.0 km/h / 132.4 mph213.0 km/h / 132.4 mph213.0 km/h / 132.4 mph213.0 km/h / 132.4 mph231.0 km/h / 143.5 mph230.0 km/h / 142.9 mph235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity725 kg / 1598 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)730 kg / 1609 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)695 kg / 1532 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1100 kg / 2425 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)705 kg / 1554 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1100 kg / 2425 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)735 kg / 1620 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)680 kg / 1499 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)695 kg / 1532 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)680 kg / 1499 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)695 kg / 1532 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)730 kg / 1609 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 6dEuro 6dEuro 6dEuro 6dEuro 6d - TEMPEuro 6d - TEMPEuro 6d - TEMPEuro 6d - TEMPEuro 6dEuro 6dEuro 6dEuro 6d - TEMPEuro 6dEuro 6dEuro 6dEuro 6d - TEMP
EngineB37C15AB37C15AB38A15AB38A15AB47C20BB47C20BB38A15AB38A15AB38A15FB38A15FB47C20BB47C20BB48A20AB48A20EB48A20EB48A20E
Engine | Bore84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio16.5:116.5:111.0:111.0:116.5:116.5:111.0:111.0:111.0:111.0:116.5:116.5:111.0:19.5:19.5:19.5:1
Engine | Displacement1.5 L / 91.3 cu-in / 1496.0 cc1.5 L / 91.3 cu-in / 1496.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1995.0 cc2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1995.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1995.0 cc2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1995.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
Engine | Power116.0 hp / 86.5 kW @ 2250-4000 rpm116.0 hp / 86.5 kW @ 2250-4000 rpm109.0 hp / 81.3 kW @ 4300-6500 rpm109.0 hp / 81.3 kW @ 4300-6500 rpm150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 2500-4000 rpm150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 2500-4000 rpm140.0 hp / 104.4 kW @ 4200-6500 rpm140.0 hp / 104.4 kW @ 4200-6500 rpm136.0 hp / 101.4 kW @ 4500-6500 rpm136.0 hp / 101.4 kW @ 4500-6500 rpm190.0 hp / 141.7 kW @ 4000 rpm190.0 hp / 141.7 kW @ 2500-4000 rpm178.0 hp / 132.7 kW @ 5000-5500 rpm265.0 hp / 197.6 kW @ 4750-6500 rpm306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 5000-6250 rpm306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 4500-6250 rpm
Engine | Specific Output77.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in77.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in72.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in72.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in75.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in75.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in93.4 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in93.4 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in90.7 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in90.7 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in95.2 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in95.2 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in89.1 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in132.6 hp/L / 2.2 hp/cu-in153.2 hp/L / 2.5 hp/cu-in153.2 hp/L / 2.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in94.6 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1750-4000 rpm270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1750-4000 rpm190 Nm / 140.1 lb-ft @ 1380-3800 rpm190 Nm / 140.1 lb-ft @ 1380-3800 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1750-4000 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1750-4000 rpm220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 1480-4600 rpm220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 1480-4600 rpm220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 1500-4100 rpm220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 1500-4100 rpm400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1750-4000 rpm280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 1350-4200 rpm400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1750-4500 rpm450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 1800-4500 rpm450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 1750-5000 rpm
Engine | TypeTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Fuel Capacity
Transmission | Gears6-speed7-speed6-speed7-speed6-speed8-speed6-speed7-speed6-speed7-speed8-speed8-speed7-speed8-speed8-speed8-speed
Transmission | TypeManualAutomatic SteptronicManualAutomatic SteptronicManualAutomatic SteptronicManualAutomatic SteptronicManualAutomatic SteptronicAutomatic SteptronicAutomatic SteptronicAutomatic SteptronicAutomatic Steptronic SportAutomatic SteptronicAutomatic Steptronic

Production

Availability2019201920202020201920192019 ~ 20202019 ~ 202020202020202020192020202020202019 ~ 2020
Debut2019 Frankfurt Auto Show
Made InGermany

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The complete B-Series conversion, as it’s known, consists chiefly of Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers. Each benefits from Birds-spec tuning bespoke to both the M140i itself and, crucially, to one another. Lateral grip levels aren’t massive – they’re still comfortably inferior to those of an M2 Competition – but the way the rear axle behaves is so neat and predictable.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Taut and controlled low-speed ride
  • Fantastic build quality
Cons
  • Lateral grip levels aren’t as good as M2 Competition

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The 118d is a better car than the model it replaces, delivering greater practicality, comfort, refinement and technology. The front end responds instantly to the quick and accurate steering, the nose diving toward the apex with laser-guided precision. Even when pushing hard, grip is tenacious and understeer virtually non-existent. The 148bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel is a decent performer.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of rear-wheel drive

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 51%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The car’s aura of expensive material solidity isn’t quite as convincing as it might be. Out on the road, even in M Sport trim, on optional 19in wheels and with BMW M Sport Plus package equipped, the 1-Series behaves in a more refined and well-rounded way. You get an 8.8in touchscreen infotainment system as standard even on entry-level cars, along with a partly digital instrument setup – and can upgrade to a bigger central display for a not-unreasonable £1500.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • No Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Lacklustre infotainment

autocar[4]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
BMW has been brave with this car, nailing its colours to the mast in the form of the passive dampers. Once you’ve got some speed up and begun to work the dampers, the 128ti flows with what could be called ‘forgiving poise’ The B48 2.0-litre is now well known, its undersquare design packing a uniformly powerful, if slightly laggy, punch that does plenty to push you forward from 2000rpm upwards.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Impressive handling
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • A little underwhelming on back roads
  • Lack of grip

autocar[5]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Despite sharing the same footprint as its predecessor it’s a roomier machine, with more head and leg room (up by 33mm) in the back and a bigger and class-competitive 380-litre boot. The interior looks and feels more upmarket, too, the sweeping dashboard design, knurled metal-effect ventilation controls and wall-to-wall soft-touch plastics helping make it more than a match for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Refinement has been vastly improved, with less wind and engine noise in the cabin.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Well-packaged, roomy interior
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Not as agile as its predecessor

autocar[6]

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[7]

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[8]

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.
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Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Lack of Android Auto

User Reviews

References

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