BMW 1 Series E87 (2004-2011) has been discontinued. See all BMW Hatchbacks.
A Perfect Hatch That Is Deservant Of The Motto, The Ultimate Driving Machine
I currently own a 2008 BMW 130i E87 and have loved every minute of it! The 130i is the perfect balance of a perfect 50:50 weight distribution, rear wheel drive and a bulletproof 3.0 litre N52K inline-six.
My particular example of 130i was nearly fully optioned, with iDrive, Adaptive Headlights (they turn as you turn), Style 208M rims, HiFi 10 speaker sound system, electric seats and much more. (You can write a book with how many options it has)
Since my ownership, I have travelled 166,000 km (I bought it at 129,000 km) and have had no major ...mechanical issues whatsoever. In my ownership of my 130i, I've had to replace valve cover gasket, new brake pads (I changed them to ceramics all round; I hate brake dust) and the usual services every 10,000 km. As well as the above, I'm only now needing to replace the tyres on it. (seven year old Toyo Proxes T1 Sport's) They're getting replaced with the coveted Michelin Pilot Sport 4 series of tyres. The handling of these cars are amazing! Throw it into a corner at speed and you'll what it can do. It will blow you away.
Purchased in November 2018.
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.
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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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
Great handling, otherwise rubbish. Dont buy the hype about German Engineering...get a Toyota or Mazd
Great audio. Seriously even the professional package has superb sound.
Great seats. Front seats are very support, very comfortable and very adjustable. So you'll have no issues finding the right seating position.
Nice touches like holding down the lock button on the remote closes the windows remotely. Or on a hot day holding down the open button opens the windows and sunroof to get hot air out of the car before you get in.
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Questions & Answers
Hi fellow BMW drivers, I have a 2008 120i 5dr hatch and it has only done 71,000km. I have had it for a year now and recently I noticed it has a blue-ish smoke from the exhaust upon take off only. Do you know what this could be? I'm really concerned as it has low km's. I love the car and am very happy with it. Thanks, Michael.
No I don't have that??? Do you get it serviced with BMW? Karen
I have an 2005 e87 120i with 140k on the clock. Just started blowing smoke in a big way after sitting at traffic lights for a bit. That's usually Valve Stem seals. PCV valve is another potential failure point. Google 120i problems you'll be horrified with the problems these things have. Seriously these things are rubbish, had to replace my differential at 85k. It leaks oil from the sump gasket, from the o rings on the solenoids in the front of the head, and water from the back of the engine. They're a fantastic thing to drive...but like most Bimmers once out of warranty they're a disaster.
|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Fuel Type||Diesel and Petrol|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||4 Stars|
|Release date||Oct 2004|
|Discontinuation date||Sept 2011|
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