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BMW 1 Series 118i [136] M Sport 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] Petrol Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£1,849 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Floor mats in anthracite velour with contrasting colour seam to match contrast stitching on instrument panel, Rear window wiper, Cornering brake control, M sport suspension, Lane departure warning system...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

BMW is a company that always used to try and do things differently, a refreshing trait in a sea of automotive sameness. The Bavarian brand's reputation as the purveyor of 'The Ultimate Driving Machine' was once fundamentally built around rear wheel drive but this third generation 1 Series is defiantly front-driven. A package that's claimed to be optimum in the base petrol 118i guise we test here.

Background

Why the change away from front wheel drive here? Well, lots of reasons really. BMW wanted more return for its investment in front-wheel drive architecture. And at the same time, the brand was uncomfortably aware of just how much the packaging limitations of rear wheel drive - cramped space for luggage and back seat passengers - were hobbling the 1 Series in comparison to its more conventional Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class rivals. All of which seemed a bit pointless given BMW's own research showing 80% of 1 Series owners not knowing what end their cars were driven from - and not caring either. The deal was sealed when the Bavarian maker's engineers assured the board that new technology could allow for a switch to front-wheel drive for this car without any real dilution in driving pleasure; we'll see. What's certainly true is that the change in drivetrain format has, as intended, freed up significantly more interior space than the previous 'F20' version of this car could offer, despite the fact that this 'F40'-series design's roadway footprint is much the same. Sounds promising. Time to put this car to the test in volume 118i form.

Driving Experience

The switch from rear-driven to a front-driven powertrain might be the headline story here but there's plenty else that's new with the engineering of this third generation 1 series design. The Bavarian maker's aim was to repackage this model to a more conventional formula but deliver that in a very BMW kind of way - and that's essentially how this car has turned out. On the move, you get a grippy, confident sense of purpose that rivals can't quite match, with precise, accurate steering and an agile willingness to change direction. All of it aided by near-perfect weight distribution, a clever new 'ARB' traction control system that more precisely meters out torque and a new 'FAAR' chassis that saves around 25kgs of weight. The ride is somewhat firm, but BMW fans won't mind that, particularly as there's now the option of adaptive suspension on top-spec models. It's quite likely that you'll opt for the base 1.5-litre petrol model we tried, the 140hp 118i variant we're trying here - not least because there aren't any other options if you want a reasonably affordable version of this car that fuels from the green pump. Just as well then, that it's a decent all-round package which offers as much performance as most buyers will probably need, the 62mph sprint occupying 8.5s en route to 132mph. To be frank, we've heard more charismatic three cylinder units, but at least this one's decently refined, bettering a comparable Mercedes A-Class in this regard at highway speeds.

Design and Build

We always wondered what kind of 1 Series BMW's stylists would have come up with if they hadn't been constrained by the need to package around rear-driven mechanicals. In this MK3 model, we have our answer, a hatch that offers a similar roadway footprint to its 'F20' predecessor (it's a mere 5mm shorter), but one delivered to an otherwise very different dimensional formula. Up-front, you're served up a premium slice of cabin architecture borrowed from the current 'G20' 3 Series model, which means it's very nice indeed. Soft-touch surfaces and the solid feel of all the fixtures and fittings is matched on plusher models by things like contrast stitching and intricate 'Extended lighting' door panel strips. There's plenty of luxury segment technology too, particularly if you pay more for the 'Live Cockpit Professional' package, which matches a 10.25-inch virtual instrument binnacle screen with a classy centre-dash iDrive monitor of the same size. There's some clever stuff incorporated into this extra-cost set-up, including what BMW calls an 'Intelligent Personal Assistant', which is there to answer questions you can voice to the car as you drive it. Out back, there's reasonable rear seat space (for two anyway) and a decent 380-litre boot.

Market and Model

Prices open at just under £25,000 for this 118i and you'll choose between the brand's familiar 'SE', 'Sport' and 'M Sport' designations. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, or you can pay £1,350 more to get a dual-clutch 7-speed auto. Even the thriftiest 'SE' trim level gives you plenty; to be specific, 16-inch Star-Spoke alloy wheels, LED headlamps, LED front fog lights, Park Distance Control front and rear parking sensors, heated power mirrors, an alarm and auto headlamps and wipers. There's also a package of 'Active Guard Plus' camera-safety features. Inside, there's automatic air conditioning, cruise control with a braking function, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a 'Sport' multifunction leather-trimmed steering wheel. In addition, there's the 'Drive Performance Control' system that, via 'ECO PRO', 'Comfort' and 'Sport' modes, allows you to alter throttle response, steering feel and, on an auto model, gearchange timing, all of it better suiting the way you want to drive. You'll want to know about infotainment and media stuff too - there's lots of it. Let's start with the fact that all mainstream 1 Series models come as standard with the brand's 'BMW Live Cockpit Plus' package, which gives you an 8.8-inch centre-dash display, your access point for a navigation system, Bluetooth with audio streaming, 4G LTE connectivity, an on-board computer and a decent quality six-speaker 100-watt DAB stereo. There's also a 5.1-inch display in the instrument cluster and an Intelligent Voice Assistant.

Cost of Ownership

The engine range on offer across this third generation 1 Series line-up may not look very different to what was on offer before, but BMW is keen to point out that every single TwinPower Turbo unit has been subjected to significant efficiency fettling - as was necessary to match a class standard vastly improved since the days of the previous 'F20'-generation model. The three cylinder petrol unit we're trying here in this 118i variant for instance, is 5kgs lighter than it was previously. It all explains why the fuel and CO2 stats delivered by mainstream 1 Series models are now virtually identical to those of directly equivalent Mercedes A-Class variants - we know, we checked. Which is another way of saying that the stats of this BMW are difficult to better in the segment - which wasn't previously the case with this model line. Let's get specific with figures, all of which, as usual, are based around the WLTP readings for fuel and NEDC readings for CO2 that at the time of this test, the industry was working to. The 118i derivative in manual form manages up to 47.1mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 122g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. Get it as an auto and the fuel figure is marginally different (up to 45.6mpg), but the CO2 reading is substantially better (113g/km).

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Alpine white
  • Manual adjust driver/passenger seats
  • Rear seat backrest with manual 60:40 split folding with 3 top tether clips integrated on rear of seat panels
  • Solid paint
  • Trigon cloth/Sensatec leather upholstery
  • 42 Litre fuel tank
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Electric power steering with Servotronic steering optimised at all speed ranges
  • LED headlights
  • Illuminated Berlin interior trim
  • Illuminated Boston interior trim
  • 18" Burnished M double spoke alloy wheels finished in orbit grey - style 819M
  • BMW mobility system
  • Trigon cloth/Sensatec leather - Black sensatec with contrast blue stitch + centre back/base panels in Trigon cloth with blue detail

Body Glass

  • Rear window wiper
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Front and rear electric windows with open and close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closing
  • Automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlight
  • Integrated front windscreen with washer jets

Brakes

  • Cornering brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
  • Braking readiness
  • Electrically operated hand brake
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
  • City braking function
  • Comfort modes

Chassis/Suspension

  • M sport suspension
  • Anti roll bar front and rear
  • Drive Performance Control
  • Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve

Driver Aids

  • Lane departure warning system
  • Cruise control with brake assist
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Active guard plus
  • Front axle single joint with specific axle kinematics to minimise drive influences on steering + provide increased rigidity agile driving behaviour
  • Speed limit Info including no-overtaking indicator
  • Speed limiter

Driver Convenience

  • Eco pro mode
  • Pull away assistant

Driver Information

  • On board computer
  • Personal Profile
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW teleservices
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • High precision injection
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • BMW ConnectedDrive online services
  • Rigidly mounted rear subframe - Multi link construction with separate spring / damper configuration and excellent driving characteristics

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour mirror caps
  • Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side
  • Folding side mirrors with auto dimming/folding wing mirrors with auto dimming

Embellishment Trims

  • Contrast stitching on instrument panel

Engine

  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Lightweight engineering
  • Balancer shaft
  • VALVETRONIC engine management
  • Aluminium lightweight construction
  • Double VANOS twin scroll turbocharging system

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • Chrome 'M' logo side designation
  • Body colour roof trims
  • Fading support
  • Matt black air guide grilles
  • Chrome kidney grille frame with Satin Aluminium struts
  • Front door sill finishers in black plastic with M designation in metallic look
  • High gloss shadowline window frame, Recess cover mirror frames and B/C pillar embelisher trim
  • Model designation on electric bootlid
  • Chrome exhaust twin tailpipes round 90mm in left
  • Matt black wheel arch trim

Exterior Lights

  • High level third brake light
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Direction indicator side lights in exterior mirrors
  • Nearside reverse light in rear light cluster
  • LED eyebrow turn indicators
  • Preparation for high beam assistant

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Two zone automatic air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Anthracite headlining
  • Manual adjust steering wheel
  • Glove compartment
  • Front armrest
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Folding rear clothes hook
  • Storage compartment in centre console
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Conditioned Based Service
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trim
  • Gearshift lever with M designation
  • 12V power socket in front centre console with blanking plug
  • 3 spoke sports leather steering wheel in black leather with black stitching and decorative finisher in pearl chrome, specific M badge + leather knob
  • Two front centre console cupholders
  • Luggage compartment for bag hooks on left and right, foldable luggage compartment liner and two lashing eyelets

Interior Lights

  • Welcome lighting
  • Ambient interior lighting

Packs

  • Interior lights pack - 1 Series
  • Connected pack professional - 1 Series
  • M Sport exterior styling aerodynamics pack - 1 Series
  • Additional interior lighting pack - 1 Series
  • BMW live cockpit professional pack- 1 Series
  • Additional storage compartment pack with code 493 -1 series

Safety

  • Side impact protection
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Brake drying
  • 2 tone horn
  • Driver and front passenger seat belt security check
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners, stopper and belt force limiters, rear coded belt buckles
  • Child proof locking system in rear door
  • Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting + activation of safety battery terminal clamp
  • Airbags - Front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain head protection, front side, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag

Seats

  • Front sports seats
  • Height adjustable front head restraints
  • 3 rear seat head restraints
  • Driver and front passenger seat heating
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points

Security

  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm and immobiliser
  • Deadlocking function system to all doors
  • Remote control with integrated key with High-gloss Black inlay and M designation and 1 button for open/ close lock, window, open luggage compartment
  • Drive away locking system on all doors and luggage compartment with de-activated in iDrive settings
  • Wheel slip limitation close to the actuator (ARB)
  • Start/stop button illuminated in centre console with keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button

Towing

  • Trailer stabilisation logic

Transmission

  • Electronic differential lock

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab

Wheels

  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres
  • Electrically powered 12V compressor

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.9
  • Engine Power - BHP 136
  • Engine Power - KW 100
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
  • Engine Torque - NM 220
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1500
  • Top Speed 132

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