I love this car
Bought this car I'm.so in love with it it's very lux and very reliable car my kids love it too I service this car every km that is required never had any issues with this car when I had taken to the service
Purchased in January 2019 for $34,000.00.
BMW 118i a fun car to drive
This car comes with a 1.5L turbo 3 cyl so it is not a sports car. It is fun to drive though. Handling and ride qualities are top notch. Fuel consumption is fairly high at around 8.5L/100km for such a small engine.
Build quality is very good. Interior space is limited as it can barely fit five small adults. Leg room is poor.
I like the dashboard very much. Nice, clean and simple. I like how the hybrid analog and digital dials supplement each other. It is probably better than a fully LCD screen.
One thing to watch out though is auto folding of...side mirrors is an option. I was surprised that it didn't come standard for a car at this price point. I got 4 years of free servicing so I can't comment on the costs. Customer experience wise was great at the Doncaster BMW. Hassle free and I was treated like a VIP.
Purchased in July 2018 at BMW Dealers for $43,000.00.
Accomplished entry level compact driver's car
2012 125i coupe manual, with some Msport catalogue options. Bought 3rd hand at 55,000kms now done 70K. Routine servicing only, no mechanical problems to date.
It is my wife's daily driver. She finds it refined, civilised, compact on the road, the engine effortless in its delivery.
My impressions however are strictly those of someone who cares a lot about driving, so I accept mine is not a mainstream perspective, but for the nerdy drivers out there considering a 1er in this spec, you may find this valuable.
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Purchased in January 2018.
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I am going to love my partners new BMW
Great car runs well like handling on road like luxurious, interior car is being serviced so only had a short drive so far. It is my partners car and is at the mechanics as I mentioned Black very smart and easy to park I have not yet had a highway drive at 100kph but my partner has and it ran beautifully.
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.
Very good for some
I bought a F20 116i in September 2012 and have done about 26,000km in it now. If you can't tell if a car is being driven by the front wheels or the back wheels then you're probably better off buying something like a Golf or Focus. The car's strengths are the way it drives. Beautiful steering, a great motor and excellent handling and ride compromise. It's not perfect, the pedals are too close together, I can't see all of the instrument cluster through the steering wheel and I think the conditioned based servicing under services the...
F20 116i good prestige car but with flaws
I enjoyed the first 500 kms until the issues surfaced: rattles, AC noise, creaks all round when driving over uneven roads. Requires premium 98 for optimal performance otherwise lags. Poor standard equipment: no PDC, no auto lights nor climate control - all cost extra. Fuel economy is average 8 litres/100 km on 95 RON. Still waiting for first service to have my complaints fixed. Otherwise comfort is great and no fatigue or backaches in the drivers seat. The automatic has four modes to select from: eco, comfort, sport and manual.
Atypical look, comfortable seats, great auto transmission, long service intervals.
Very little standard features, some noise inside cabin, requires 98 octane petrol.
Excellent. Have had mine for six months now, very reliable, great fuel consumption, looks great, has a great ride. Got it through broker for $5k less than caryards so shop around to get a good deal. BMW for entry-level price and low kms is difficult to find, the BMW 1 series offers this. Fun to drive!
Full leather interior, electric sunroof, great turning circle, acceleration, looks
Windscreen breaks if you let the windscreen wiper drop onto the screen, 2nd cup holder covered by arm rest
Questions & Answers
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?
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.
We have a 120i 2009 m sport (purchased new). The drivers side seat heater has stopped working. I pulled out seat and dismantled, but the pad looks fine and buzzes out (back and seat) on an ohm meter. Replaced, but led's turn on then go off after about 6 or 7 seconds. Swapped connector block from passenger side (which works), but same issue. Checked and only #3 and 10 fuses are in the fuse box. According to the fuse chart the others, (45/46 & 68) are missing and I have never taken them out. Would just 3 and 10 be enough to power up both seats? or should I put in relevant fuses to locations indicated on fuse chart?
Sorry Rod, mine never had seat warmers and I not much on electrical
Does anyone know if the 56 plate bmw 1 series 2.0l msport is the N47 or M57 engine ?
|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Semi-Automatic||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Fuel Type||Petrol||Petrol||Diesel and Petrol|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||19" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||4 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.9 L/100km||7.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||50 L|
|Engine||3 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 2L|
|Max Power||103kW @ 4200-6500rpm||225kW @ 4500-6250rpm|
|Max Torque||220Nm @ 1480-4600rpm||450Nm @ 1750-5000|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Sept 2019||Sept 2019||May 2008||Oct 2004|
|Discontinuation date||Aug 2013||Sept 2011|
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