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BMW 1 SERIES Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Driver-pleasing rear-wheel-drive dynamics
  • Good (turbo) engines from base model upwards
  • Styling and value have both improved with updates
  • M135i/M140i models are modern performance bargains
  • Interior design could be more inspired
  • Exterior design still rather frumpy
  • Rear-seat space compromised by rear-drive set-up
  • Faster hatches available for less money in the case of many variants
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2017 BMW 125i F20 LCI MY18 M Sport Black Sapphire 8 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 24159 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Stunning example and must be seen! Full M-Sport package, factory sunroof, the best colour, pleasure to drive, fully workshop approved, priced to sell immediately and will not last! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehicles a

$39,988
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
24 hours ago

Top2010 BMW 1 Series E88 MY10 118d Steptronic Space Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Convertible

  • 121948 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2010 BMW 1 Series E88 118d Convertible - Great drive away deal - Convertible - Leather seats - Parking sensors - Front heated seats - Push button start - Full Service History - Alloy Wheels - Two Keys JUST 20 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT - HEAD NORTH TO THE END OF THE RING ROAD! Buy with confidence! Get in touch with us now! BRAND NEW Northern Motor Group state of the art, award-winning dealership, multi-franchise, with 7 brands under its roof. Customer satisfaction is our number one priori

$16,814Drive Away^
Bundoora, VIC

Dealer used
22/05/2022

Top2008 BMW 120i E87 Silver Hatchback

  • 75021 km
  • Hatchback
  • 4

This vehicle is AVALIABLE, Located at 4127 Springwood Showroom 23kms to Brisbane CBD FIXED PRICE and ready for delivery 2008 BMW 1 Series E87 120i Hatchback 5dr Auto 6sp 2.0i M Sport Package Full, up to date service history, 75021 Kilometers Bluetooth, Automatic Lights & Wipers, Parking sensors, Starter button, 4 Pirelli Runflat new tyres($1200), Usb-Aux input, Cruise control, Dual Climate Control, Tinted Windows, Light Package, High Gloss Shadow Line, Headlining An

$13,990
Springwood, QLD

Dealer used
19 hours ago

Top2007 BMW 120i E87 MY07 120i White 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 153500 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Searching for a hatchback with style; look no further than this BMW 120i. This 120i is powered by a 2.0L engine and a 6 speed automatic transmission; for your driving pleasure. Packed with features that include leather seats; sunroof; climate control; cruise control; push button start; reverse sensors and much more. This car won't last; so book your test drive today. We are Tasmania\'s largest and most reputable automotive dealer; stocking one of the largest ranges of vehicles throughout Austra

$11,990
Ocean Vista, TAS

Dealer used
11/05/2022

Top2014 BMW 1 Series F20 MY1113 M135i Blue 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 128142 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

** MANAGERS SPECIAL - REDUCED TO CLEAR ** * FULL SERVICE HISTORY * LEATHER * 3 YEAR WARRANTY * IMMACULATE * SUNROOF * TURBO M SPORT * THIS VEHICLE PRESENTS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED PRE OWNED MECHANICAL INSPECTION AND SERVICE (full service history from new). - LEATHER INTERIOR - ALLOY WHEELS - SUNROOF - DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL - NAVIGATION - CRUISE CONTROL - REAR CAMERA You get our FREE 3 year/175,000klm warran

$33,650
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2017 BMW 1 Series F20 LCI 125i M Sport White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 11535 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2017 BMW 1 Series F20 LCI 125i M Sport White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

$44,990
Burswood, WA

Dealer used
18/05/2022

2012 BMW 116i F20 Blue 8 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 228006 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

[ABB] Dual Front Airbags Package [ABS] Anti-lock Braking [AC] Air Conditioning [ASW] Adjustable Steering Wheel - Tilt & Telescopic [AW16] 16 Inch Alloy Wheels [BAS] Brake Assist [CC] Cruise Control [CLR] Central Locking Remote Control [CT] Cloth Trim [DSC] Dynamic Stability Control [EBD] Electronic Brake Force Distribution [EDL] Electronic Differential Lock [HAB] Head Airbags [IM] Engine Immobiliser [KED] Keyless Entry and Drive [LSW] Leather Steering Wheel [MFSW] Multi Function

$13,281
Underwood, QLD

Dealer used
15 minutes ago

2010 BMW 120i E88 MY11 Black 6 Speed Automatic Convertible

  • 106099 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

[ABB] Dual Front Airbags Package [ABS] Anti-lock Braking [ACC] Automatic Air Con / Climate Control [AW17] 17 Inch Alloy Wheels [BAS] Brake Assist [CC] Cruise Control [CLR] Central Locking Remote Control [DSC] Dynamic Stability Control [EBD] Electronic Brake Force Distribution [ET] Electric Top [FL] Fog Lights - Front [IM] Engine Immobiliser [LSW] Leather Steering Wheel [LU] Leather Upholstery [MFSW] Multi Function Steering Wheel [PDC] Parking Distance Control Rear [PM] Power Mir

$19,037
Underwood, QLD

Dealer used
15 minutes ago

2019 BMW 1 Series F40 118i DCT Steptronic M Sport Black 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 31941 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 3 cyl 1.5L

JUST 20 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT - HEAD NORTH TO THE END OF THE RING ROAD! Buy with confidence! Get in touch with us now! BRAND NEW Northern Motor Group state of the art, award-winning dealership, multi-franchise, with 7 brands under its roof. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Video inspections are available upon request! Delivery options available! *FREE TRANSPORT TO ADEL, SYD, BRIS, ACT FOR THIS MONTH ONLY* ALL VEHICLES FULLY INSPECTED AND TESTED! All our cars have

$47,536Drive Away^
Bundoora, VIC

Dealer used
25 minutes ago

2012 BMW 1 Series E82 LCI 120i Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 2.0i [MY12] Black Manual Coupe

  • 152404 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

This 2012 BMW 120I presents in pristine condition throughout and has been meticulously maintained with a full service history. Comes with all standard 120I features including Bluetooth and much more. Comes with a 3 year Australia wide warranty. ----ALL ITEMS ARE IN AN UNDERCOVER SHOWROOM LOCATED 20 MINS FROM THE CBD AND 5 MINS FROM SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK---- -24 Hour 100% money back guarantee for local NSW customers. T&C's Apply. **3 Year Australia Wide Warranty Included on all vehicles** (Ex

$16,488
Ermington, NSW

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2017 BMW 1 Series F20 LCI M140i Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 74852 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

Buy with peace of mind from one of Australia's longest serving and most reputable Toyota Dealers you can trust! All our Vehicles come with a Comprehensive 60 Point Mechanical, Structural and Safety Inspection. We do a Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Search to ensure that our vehicles have no Finance owing on them and to ensure that they are not a repairable write-off. They have also been Serviced, Detailed and come complete with a peace of mind 3 Years or up to 175,000 km Warran

$55,990
Parramatta, NSW

Dealer used
46 minutes ago

2010 Bmw 1 18i 6 Sp Automatic 5d Hatchback

  • 105500 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

LOOKING FOR YOUR FIRST CAR? THEN THIS IS PERFECT FOR YOU! My 2010 BMW 1 Series is unforgettable in luxury and performance. Give your family extra protection with these features: 6 airbags to give you added protection. In addition to all the foregoing this bmw 1 series hatch has brake assist, rear parking sensors, driver airbag, ABS brakes, passenger airbag and side airbags. OTHER FEATURES: - Climate control air conditioning - Leather steering wheel - Front & rear power windows - 1

$14,500
Merewether, NSW

2 hours ago

2012 BMW 1 Series F20 125i Steptronic Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 84656 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

*For inspection by appointment only, this vehicle is held at our off-site storage facility, please call or enquire now* Low kilometre example BMW 125i M-Sport with some great options. Canberra car in lovely condition. Looks awesome in Black Sapphire metallic paintwork with black Dakota sport leather. This well maintained vehicle was traded by a local private owner and has full service history. These are in short supply, especially with such low kilometres. Also: - Long ACT registration -

$22,990
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2009 BMW 120i E88 MY09 120i White 6 Speed Automatic Convertible

  • 37531 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

** Since 1994 our family run business has been specialising in prestige European car sales from our indoor warehouse in Sydney ** ** WINNER of the 2020 Local Business awards for Outstanding Automotive Services** - 2009 BMW 120i Convertible 2.0i 6 Sp Auto M Sport Package - Only travelled 37,000klms since new - Alpine white with Black leather trim - M Sport Suspension - M Sport Leather Steering Wheel - M Aerodynamics Package - USB/AUX input - Park distance control - Heated front seats - Elec

$22,950
Rydalmere, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2021 BMW M135i F40 xDrive 8 Speed Auto Steptronic Sport Hatchback

  • 5492 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2021 BMW 1 M135i xDRIVE 8 SP AUTO STEPTRONIC SPRT 5D HATCHBACK T4

$76,990
Greenacre, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 BMW 118i F20 MY13 Blue 8 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 142497 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

We are one of Sydneys largest vehicle wholesalers, we sell direct to the public! Located in the Hawkesbury district a short drive from the m7 and m5. Sydneys Wests largest wholesaler. With a very high turnover of stock, we aim to bring you QUALITY VEHICLES at WHOLESALE PRICES – WE SELL FAST, WE SELL CHEAP! Call us now to make arrangements or book an appointment. Trade Ins are welcomed with Finance and Warranty available TAP. Interstate and rural buyers welcom

$19,880
McGraths Hill, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2013 BMW 1 Series F20 MY0713 M135i Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 115356 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

Complimentary Vehicle Inspection Report available on request (value $220). Complimentary Car History Report available on request. Extended warranties available on ALL Vehicles, including fixed price service programs. We offer tailored finance options at competitive rates T.A.P. All trade-ins welcome! Australia wide delivery available. We are a family owned and operated dealership that specialise in price range, value for money, pre-owned vehicles. We are located on the Northern Beac

$31,999
Brookvale, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2019 BMW 1 Series F20 LCI-2 118i Steptronic M Sport White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 32121 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 3 cyl 1.5L

" 2019 BMW 1 SERIES 118I M- SPORT HATCH - 1.5 LITRE TURBO - AUTO TRANS - LOW KILOMETRES " - Very Low Kilometres - Multi Function Control Screen - Bluetooth - Lane Departure Warning - Collision Warning - Forward - Driver Attention Detection - Control - Park Distance Rear - Camera - Rear Vision - Central Locking - Remote/Keyless

$48,880
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2015 BMW 1 Series F20 LCI 125i M Sport Blue 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 47569 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

This vehicle is located on the lovely Mornington Peninsula, 2015 BMW 125I M SPORT Hatch F20 LCI.. SIMPLY A CREDIT TO THE PREVIOUS OWNER ONLY 47,000 Fantastic 4cylinder 2.0L Turbo, Great on fuel and plenty of power. This car speaks for itself, just look at the pictures. Finished in stunning Estoril Blue - Metallic Fully optioned with: - LED Adaptive Headlights - Sunroof - Adaptive M Sports suspension Plus the massive list of standard features this car comes with from the factory includi

$33,777Drive Away^
Mornington, VIC

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2012 BMW 118i F20 118i Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 77852 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

2012 BMW 1 SERIES F20 118I BLACK HATCHBACK 1.6L RWD This eye-catching black BMW 1 SERIES presents in excellent condition representing excellent value for money. The 1 SERIES is the perfect 1st car or daily driver with economical driving from the 4-cylinder engine, 5-Star ANCAP rating and feature packed. We have completed a service and a safety for peace of mind. Powered by a 1.6ltr petrol engine that is paired to a smooth automatic transmission. Call NOW to secure this vehicle!!! FEATURES

$19,888
Littlehampton, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2021 Bmw 1 28ti 8 Sp Auto Steptronic Sprt 5d Hatchback

  • 9000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Up for sale is my 2021 BMW 128ti ‘Black Edition’ - 9000 KMS - 7 Months Rego - 8 Speed Automatic Transmission - 10 Inch Touch Screen Display - 18 Inch Y-Spoked Alloys with Brand New Tyres all around - Anti-Roll Bars - M-Sport Suspension - Reverse Camera - Panoramic Moonroof - Two Keys - Bluetooth / Handsfree connectivity - In-Built SAT NAV - 360 Degree Parking Sensors - Rain Sensors - 2nd Owner - Heated Seats - Full Power Options - Ambient Interior Lighting - No Finance or Stolen History Overa

$55,000
Marayong, NSW

4 hours ago

2013 BMW 1 Series E88 LCI MY1112 118d Steptronic White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Convertible

  • 35018 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Easy Finance Approval NOW AVAILABLE! *Australia wide, interstate transport options available *5 years parts and labour warranty available *24/7 Road side assistance available *Great trade in valuations offered *Test Drives & Trade-Ins Welcome *Cash for cars / We buy *We are located next to Rockdale Mazda/Ford and Kia Motors 295 Princes Hwy, Arncliffe NSW 2205 Call our Sales Team 02******8776 or

$29,990
Arncliffe, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2018 BMW 1 Series F20 LCI-2 118i Steptronic Sport Line Alpine White 8 Speed Sports Automatic

  • 48340 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 3 cyl 1.5L

2018 BMW 1 Series F20 LCI-2 118i Steptronic Sport Line Alpine White 8 Speed Sports Automatic

$39,990
Burswood, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2014 BMW 118i F20 MY0713 118i Black 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 112101 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

* Fast & Easy finance, Bad credit application welcome *Australia wide, interstate transport options available *3 years parts and labour warranty available *Great trade in valuations offered *Over 100 vehicle in stock *Test Drives & Trade-Ins Welcome *Price is exclusive of $395 dealer admin fee *W e s t e r n S y d n e y ' s #1 Vehicle Wholesaler! *COME TO YARD 5 , CARCITY P#

$25,000
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2007 BMW 120i E87 120i Blue 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 104557 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

"Free" 3 Year Extended Warranty Included....2007 BMW 1 Series E87 120i Automatic 5 Door Hatchback in Blue with Contrasting Grey trim,Air Cond,Power Steering,Airbags,ABS Brakes,CD/AUX/MP3 Audio System,Power Windows,Keyless Remote Central Locking,Factory Alloy Wheels,Rego till September Arrived and Priced to Sell.. Our Aim is to make your purchase with us a easy and enjoyable one and that is what separates us from the Compeititve Finance Facilities Avail(TAP) Ins Welcome...Parking Avai

$8,984
Lidcombe, NSW

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2014 BMW 1 Series F20 MY0314 116i Steptronic White/sensatec Blac 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 124264 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

2014 BMW 1 Series F20 MY0314 116i Steptronic White/sensatec Blac 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

$19,990
Burswood, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2013 BMW 118i F20 Sport Line Red 8 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 29604 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

one local lady owner. very low kms. Sports Edition. immaculate vehicle.

$27,990Drive Away^
Toowoomba, QLD

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2012 Bmw 116i - Low Kms - Well Maintained

  • 42200 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Full Service History New front and rear brakes Next service in 12000km 1.6L Turbo - Very good on fuel - 6L/100km 2 keys Rego until the mid of SeptemberReverse Parking Sensors, Camera and Parking Assistant Option Only been used for short term drive and not been involved in accidents. Selling as relocation Inspection in Bicton or Cannington

$18,000Negotiable
Bicton, WA

7 hours ago

2015 BMW 1 Series F20 LCI 118i Steptronic M Sport Bronze 8 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 106685 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

2015 BMW 118I M SPORT AUTO HATCH # LUXURY AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE # AMAZING CAR FOR HANDLING WITH SPORTS SUSPENSION # LEATHER SEATS # SUNROOF # ONE OWNER, LOW KMS # M PACK BODY KIT # 18 INCH ALLOYS # SAT NAV # TO MANY FEATHURES TO LIST. # STUNNING LOOKING VEHICLE THAT WON'T LAST LONG. ENQUIRY TODAY Call Dave on..... Call Ryan on..... Call Jay on..... ?? Hunter Wholesale Cars is a family owned and operated business. We have extensive experience in the motor

$24,990
Mayfield West, NSW

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2007 BMW 120i E87 MY07 120i Black 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 83500 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Are you looking for a Sporty and Luxurious hatchback? Then no look further with this 2007 BMW 120i E87 Hatchback! This car is in Great Condition! Furthermore, it is equipped with Full Leather Interior, Multi Functional Steering Wheel and so much more! It looks amazing and drives incredibly well. This is the perfect first car for any lucky learners! Fully workshop approved, priced to sell immediately and WILL NOT LAST!! Due to COVID-19, we're taking precautionary measures and sanitising cars

$13,888
West Perth, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • The BMW 1 Series hatchback seats five people, and is comfortable and roomy enough to serve as a small family car. Families with teenagers and lots of luggage who require a bit more leg room and storage space might consider the BMW 3 Series instead.
  • The BMW 1 Series is good looking, responsive and fuel efficient and has held a five-star ANCAP safety rating since 2011. There are plenty of older models on the market with more than 150,000km on the clock, attesting to the longevity of the BMW 1 Series.
  • The BMW 1 Series has 360 L of boot space, which is good for a hatchback and on par with the Holden Astra and Volkswagen Golf. The 60/40 split rear seats fold down almost flat to increase storage capacity to 1,200 L.
  • On Gumtree you can pay up to $53,900 for a 2019 M140i or just $7,000 for a 2009 20i with relatively low km's on the clock for its age. By comparison, driving a BMW 1 Series M134i xDRIVE out of a BMW showroom will set you back $63,990.
  • BMW introduced standard satellite navigation with live traffic information to the 1 Series in 2015, with rear parking sensors, reversing camera, alloy wheels and automatic windscreen wipers.

Overview of the Bmw 1

Overview of the Bmw 1

BMW 1 SERIES GENERATIONS

2004-2011

2011 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 4.2 to 4.3 litres per 100km

1.5L 3-cylinder turbo: 5.2 to 5.4 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo: 5.9 to 6.6 litres per 100km

3.0L 6-cylinder turbo: 7.1 to 7.8 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO BMW 1 SERIES

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: BMW 1 SERIES (2011 ON)

This version of the 1 Series came along just after BMW's problems with timing-chain stretch on its 1.6-litre engine. So, these cars shouldn't exhibit this trait.

That said, BMW messed around with anything up to four different camchain-tensioner designs to solve the problem, so we'd still be having a close listen for a rattling noise on start-up.

Check the vacuum pump has been sufficiently lubricated, which supplies the assistance to the car's braking. If not, the pump could fail, leaving the car with no brake-booster. The brakes would still work, but the pedal would need an awfully big push from the driver to pull things up quickly in an emergency.

The other thing to check with the little BMW is that all the electrical accessories and do-dads work properly. That includes the sunroof and the cruise control. And make sure the air-conditioner blows icy cold.