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   Consumer Reviews of BMW 1 Series Hatchback
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OVERALL RATING
 
1 Reviewer
3.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4/5 Interior Design
3/5
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Value for money
3/5 Engine Performance
4/5
1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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Amgm125
Premium User Amgm125
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5 reviews
330 points
230 forum posts Joined on 11-Jul-2006
Almost a warm Hatch  Posted on 22 Mar 2018
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Review
During my European road trip i selected the Ford focus as my rental car but was issued a brand new BMW 1 series with just 4k kms on the clock as a free upgrade. I guess i was lucky.
It's a 118i with the turbocharged 1.5 liter 3 pot engine, 6 speed manual. There is hardly any turbo lag from standstill and picks up speed with ease, the sweet spot remains at the low end till mid range. No point revving over 5000 rpm as the engine becomes very coarse with the power/torque dropping off in that rpm range. Handling wise its as expected from BMW, flat cornering with hardly any body roll & changes direction with ease.
What more can i ask for from an entry level conti hatch with a turbo engine, RWD & most importantly - that sweet 6 speed manual tranny.

What I like
- Relatively lag free pick up
- sweet 6 speed manual gearbox
- RWD handling
- Exterior and Interior design

What I do not like
- Cramp rear legroom
- small boot space

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BMW 1 Series Hatchback
3.5 stars - based on 1 reviews