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BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series

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  • Build Quality
    4.8 (4)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (3)
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (3)
  • Braking
    4.3 (3)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.7 (3)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.0 (3)
  • Suspension
    4.0 (3)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.8 (4)
  • Handling
    4.5 (4)
  • Interior Design
    4.5 (4)
  • Boot Size
    4.3 (4)
  • Comfort
    4.5 (4)
  • Features
    4.8 (4)
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duesseldorf67
duesseldorf67Sydney, NSW
  • 42 reviews
  • 26 likes

It has the WOW factor, that's for sure.

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Purchased in at BMW Dealers for $45,000.

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Rebelmonkey1
Rebelmonkey1
  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

The complete package

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From A.
From A.Perth, WA
  • 5 reviews

A Perfect Hatch That Is Deservant Of The Motto, The Ultimate Driving Machine

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Jim C
Jim CGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 9 likes

Accomplished entry level compact driver's car

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Matt
MattAU
  • 7 reviews
  • 7 likes

Excellent car - very reliable

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Excellent car. Very reliable and economical, It has plenty of torque and smooth ride for long trips. Rear leg room is a bit tight. My car has been driven over 180K and I had to clean the intake manifold and replace the DPF. Use after market as BMW charges $3 to 4K for a replacement. Ali Express and eBay has many vendors of people selling DPF's. I have had the car regularly serviced and it has been very reliable. City economy is around 6.5 to 7.5 L/100.
Highway at 110 kmh is around 5.2 to 5.6 L/100 depending on road surface, winds and rain.

  • BodyHatch
  • Badge123d
  • Line(No Line)
  • Engine Size2.0
  • TransmissionManual
  • Date Purchased
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Georgina
GeorginaPERTH
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Love this car

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Always been a fan of European vehicles, so glad I purchased this car. It is very reliable, and is super fuel efficient. I used to have a petrol Fiesta and I spent $70 a week on fuel, now I only spend $70 a fortnight!!! Very spacious in the back for a hatchback so it is fine with the kids. Has never given me any issues, and is really zippy and quick off the mark. Love it!!

  • BodyHatch
  • Badge120d
  • LineM Sport
  • Engine Size2.0
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Date Purchased
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EmD
EmDPerth
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Awesome driving experience

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If you want a rear wheel small hatchback with plenty of refinement, comfort, safety then consider a BMW 1 series. I had a 2005 120i and it was economical, reliable and incredibly enjoyable to drive. The rear wheel drive enhanced the feel of stability on the road. Servicing cost were within normal limits for car the same age. A very fun,stylish and refined driving experience

  • BodyHatch
  • Badge120i
  • LineSport
  • Engine Size1.6
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Date Purchased
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Simon66
Simon66Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 11 reviews
  • 16 likes

Great handling, otherwise rubbish. Dont buy the hype about German Engineering...get a Toyota or Mazd

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  • BodyHatch
  • Badge120i
  • Line(No Line)
  • Engine Size2.0
  • TransmissionManual
  • Date Purchased
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Charlie66
Charlie66Perth, Western Australia
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

The perfect small, "family" sports car

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  • BodyCoupe
  • Badge135i
  • LineM Sport
  • Engine Size3.0
  • TransmissionManual
  • Date Purchased
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Kia Alinejad
Kia AlinejadSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Worst car ever!!!

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  • BodyHatch
  • Badge120i
  • LineSport
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Date Purchased
  • Engine Size2.0
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Andypoo
AndypooLane cove
  • 39 reviews
  • 22 likes

Flawed

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Great N55 3 litre six in a bad chassis that creaks and moans, very patchy build quality, very un-cohesive to drive, DCT twin clutch is horrid, it's a very heavy and complex system and it clunked on downshifts, BMW have lost their way on this one, current products aren't much better.

  • BodyCoupe
  • Badge135i
  • LineM Performance
  • TransmissionDCT 7 speed
  • Date Purchased
  • Engine Size3.0
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Steve K
Steve KMelbourne
  • 16 reviews
  • 14 likes

My perfect car

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I had 9 cars in my life and I feel this car fits me perfectly . A great 3 litre 6 cylinder car for a single, good grunt and power. Very sturdy sporty look without the over show off looks of other try hard attention seekers
Pick up is true to the point 6.8 seconds to 100 kmh,high torque sounds and feels great . Nifty ,not overbearing , yet plenty of room at the back for 2 adults , and surprisingly large booth
Sticks well to the road and smooth handling ,
regardless of how wet the road is .Petrol consumption fantastic 10.3 km per 1 litre premium.
Paint work is excellent, still new after 4 years .
They don't make the same shape anymore , just the hatchback look which spoils the good name of the originals 125i coupe .how silly of BMW

  • BodyCoupe
  • Badge125i
  • LineM Sport
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine Size3.0
  • Date Purchased
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Manny
Manny
  • 4 reviews
  • 6 likes

annoyed

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  • BodyHatch
  • Badge120i
  • Line(No Line)
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine Size2.0
  • Date Purchased
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Luv it

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Best handling ever for such amount of money. Very economy and cheap spare parts. You need a runway to enjoy it, only thing to have don't start race everyone as it will attract u to. Just need to have w speed tyres to be in safe
God bless
BMW ALWAYS

  • BodyHatch
  • Badge116i
  • LineM Sport
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine Size1.6
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Jeff
JeffPerth
  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

Best Car I have ever driven

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The BMW series 1 M had a very short production run 2011 to 2012 and around 4,000 or so were produced with Australia being allocated around 200 cars only.
I absolutely LOVE this vehicle, as they are not making any more I would definitely recommend you pick up a well looked after/ low mileage second hand one, The car looks amazing without being over the top and the Performance is exceptional.
A lot of car for the money, handling of the road is the best I have experienced for any car by far.
The GPS navigation system takes a while to load when first turning the thing on.

  • Engine Size3.0
  • TransmissionManual
  • BodyCoupe
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Questions & Answers

Johnny 2310
Johnny 2310asked
1 Series E87 (2004-2011)

Hi I've noticed a considerable amount of blue smoke coming from my 120i 06 plate bmw recently. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be caused by and could it be an easy fix. Also noticed a loss of power when I've done the journey of picking my daughters up for a weekend, usually after about 140miles this power loss occurs.
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

John

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Gabo J.
Gabo J.asked
1 Series E87 (2004-2011)

what can make my car key not to lock doors?

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Dee
Deeasked
1 Series

Hi my 2005 120i with 140k on clock has started to blow blue smoke on acceleration once car is warm. Car has been regularly serviced and does not seem to be using oil. Any ideas?

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Max
Max

Sorry Dee, I'm not an expert but if it's blowing smoke it usually Indicates some cylinder wear but my understanding it is usually associated with oil usage as well...have a mechanic look at it before it gets worse.

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BMW 1 Series

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CategoryCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $42,990.00$63,990.00$39,000.00
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)Semi-AutomaticAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolDiesel and Petrol
Wheels18" Alloy19" Alloy16" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars4 Stars
Fuel Consumption5.9 L/100km7.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L50 L
Engine3 Cylinder 1.5L4 Cylinder 2L
Max Power103kW @ 4200-6500rpm225kW @ 4500-6250rpm
Max Torque220Nm @ 1480-4600rpm450Nm @ 1750-5000
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermany
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)
Release date
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