BMW 1 Series F20 118i (2011-2015) has been discontinued and replaced by BMW 1 Series F20 LCI.
- 1 Series F20 118i (2011-2015)
Very suitable car for a young single person
Bmw has one of the best driving experiences. The engine is much more durable than that of Audi. My car luckily has the updated interior look (glass display) that is so similar to higher series. This is one of its best thing. It is nothing inferior to bmw 3 series. Mine has a Sport style package with black piano trim though. Everything of the car is way more durable compared to my Audi A6. You can push it hard it doesn't break that easy. I have replaced the RFT with conventional ones and have more driving comfort and fuel economy. 4L/100km hwy, ...7l suburban, and 8.5l city, 7.5 combined after I changed the bloody RFT. 118i is much stronger than 116i. The car is slow 0-30km, ok 30-45km but very fast 45km/h upwards. Twin turbo engine is a legend. The place I bought it was bad though.
Very good car for one or two people
Handles exceptionally well - I test drove the a-class and the A3 before deciding on the 1 series. A3 had better interior but the front wheel drive skidded out during the wet and didn't feel as planted or safe on the roads. A-class felt cramped and the interior was a bit crap. 1 series felt much safer in the same conditions (tested back to back) and cornered a lot better. Standard equipment is poor against rivals, must be heavily optioned to get a decent level of spec. Residual value takes a hard hit because of this. Back seat is really only for short journeys with the poor leg room and tiny windows. Servicing costs are average. Seems to get a lot of brake dust. Styling is kinda ugly.
|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Fuel Type||Diesel and Petrol|
|Release date||Oct 2011|
|Discontinuation date||May 2015|
|Replaced by||BMW 1 Series F20 LCI|
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