18BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series

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3.8

27 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
63%11%26%

Build Quality
4.0 (7)
Value for Money
3.7 (7)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.5 (6)
Noise Level
4.0 (7)
Braking
4.6 (5)
Acceleration / Power
4.6 (5)
Gear Shifting
4.2 (5)
Suspension
4.2 (5)
Fuel Efficiency
4.5 (6)
Handling
4.7 (6)
Interior Design
4.7 (6)
Boot Size
4.2 (6)
Comfort
4.5 (6)
Features
4.7 (6)
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Reviews

BMW 1 Series27 reviews
Kelly M.
Kelly M.WAPerth, WA2 posts
  E88

So beautiful and fun to drive! We're keeping it indefinitely

Bought one second-hand after one issue was detected by the paid comprehensive pre-purchase inspection and fixed before sale. Future repairs came only years later, as expected. Great fun car. Sexy roar. We're keeping it as long as it runs. Show details
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pdjhh
pdjhh18 posts
  1 Series F40 118i
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andrew w
andrew w11 posts
  E87
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Sam T.
Sam T.3 posts
  E88

Very expensive and unreliable second hand buy

Owned for 10 months in that time spent over $6000 on repairs. Main issues were all the oil seals had deteriorated which required disassembly of the engine and cracked radiator. The radiator was made of plastic as were lots of other engine parts which all start to deteriorate at a certain age. Bought a brand new car to replace it since the payments on that were less than what I was paying per month in repairs. I loved the interior and it drove great but will never buy another BMW, have owned 2 and they are just too unreliable mechanically and expensive to repair. Show details
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duesseldorf67
duesseldorf67NSWSydney, NSW62 posts
  1 Series F40 118i
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Andre M.
Andre M.10 posts
  1 Series F40 118i
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From A.
From A.WAPerth, WA9 posts
  E87
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Jim C
Jim CVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC6 posts
  E82
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Matt
MattAU13 posts
  E87

Excellent car - very reliable

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.

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Georgina
GeorginaPERTH3 posts
  E87

Love this car

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!!

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EmD
EmDPerth7 posts
  E87

Awesome driving experience

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

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Simon66
Simon66SAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA16 posts
  E87
Charlie66
Charlie66Western AustraliaPerth, Western Australia2 posts
  E82
Kia Alinejad
Kia AlinejadNSWSydney, NSW2 posts
  E81
Andypoo
AndypooLane cove51 posts
  E82

Flawed

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.

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Questions & Answers

Johnny 2310
Johnny 2310 · 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

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

what can make my car key not to lock doors?

Dee
Dee · 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?

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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Details

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BMW 1 Series E81
  • Discontinued
BMW 1 Series E81 (2007-2011)3.5
(10)
CategoryCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $42,990$63,990
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)Semi-Automatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy19" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 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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