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Get to Know: BMW 1 Series

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The BMW 1 series is 13 years old! It has been around for 13 whole years, but still continues to sell. People just love a 1 Series, and it's really not hard to see why! With so many different models and engines and specs ranging all the way from the 114i ES to the M140i there really is an option for every budget.

I could spend days telling you the ins and outs each different option, but I would be here for quite a while. So let's settle for an overview.

The BMW 1 Series, the insanely popular successor to the BMW Compact, available in a five-door hatchback, three-door hatchback, two-door coupe and a two-door convertible.

On the Big Motoring World forecourt our 1 Series stock currently ranges from around £8000 - £16000 with some of the pricier options including sat-nav, heated seats, leather, parking sensors, I could go on and on.

So just what is it about the 1 Series that keeps people coming back for more year after year?


There is no denying the 1 Series has always been perhaps the best looking of all the small luxury cars. Right back to its birth in 2004. With a new face expected to come in late 2018, you can’t really ever go wrong.


A massive bonus in the 1 Series the BMW Navigation Package and ConnectedDrive are now standard in every mode. The navigation package contains BMW Navigation, BMW Emergency Call and BMW TeleServices and ConnectedDrive brings BMW online and real time traffic information. All very handy.

Along with all the standard features there is plenty you can add at an extra cost too, Drive Assist (Lane Departure Warning, Approach Control Warning and Person Warning) Park Assist, active cruise control, heated seats, full leather, xenon headlamps to name a few.  You can have your 1 Series with as little or as much tech as you want or need.


Along with great looks and a little car packed with loads of tech, one of the BMW 1 series biggest selling points in the enjoyable driving experience. Every model (excluding xDrive) is rear wheel drive that most of the competition simply cannot match, and you can expect traditional BMW reliability too.


There is a lot to take in, and so many different options to make the BMW 1 Series perfect for you. An extremely desirable little car, that looks good and is fun to drive. Check out our range of used BMW 1 Series available, and if you have any trouble choosing the right one, our helpful call centre staff are available every day of the week via telephone 01634 248638 or even Live Chat.

Let us know what you are looking for and we will do our very best to help you out!


Published: Thursday 27, Apr, 2017
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