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BMW 1 Series

1.6 120I M SPORT 3d 167 BHP

  • 2015
  • Manual
  • 30,000
  • Petrol

£247

per month

£13,990

purchase price

BMW 1 Series

114 1.5 116D M SPORT SHADOW EDITION 5d 114 BHP

  • 2018
  • Manual
  • 15,000
  • Diesel

£301

per month

£16,990

purchase price

BMW 1 Series

114 2.0 116D SE 5d 114 BHP

  • 2013
  • Manual
  • 80,000
  • Diesel

£141

per month

£7,990

purchase price

BMW 1 Series

  • 2015
  • Automatic
  • 39,000
  • Diesel

£265

per month

£14,990

purchase price


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Used BMW 1 Series Cars

There are lots of different models available, from the entry-level 114 to the high-performance M versions.

About the BMW 1 Series

The 1 Series is BMW's smallest car, a sporty hatchback with all of the elegance that you'd expect from a BMW.

Until the most recent generation launched in 2019, the 1 Series' big selling point was its rear-wheel-drive layout, which sets it apart from competitors such as the Audi A3 and the Mercedes A-Class.

Now in its third generation, the 1 Series recently ditched the rear-wheel-drive aspect which it was so synonymous with but continues to be one of the best vehicles in its class.

Why Buy a Used BMW 1 Series?

The 1 Series is perfect if you want a family car with a bit more of a sporty feel, with one of its biggest selling points being the wide range of engine sizes available, ranging from the smooth 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol option of the 118i up to the M performance variants which can get you from 0 to 62mph in as little as 4.6 seconds, with plenty of other options in between too. The various models of the 1 Series are also pretty impressive when it comes to their MPG too.

You can also select from a variety of different levels of trim, starting out with the basic SE, before moving up to the Sport, with larger wheels and sports seats, while the M Sport will get you improved suspension, climate control and more.

As mentioned, up until recently, the most unique aspect of the 1 Series was that it was the only car in its class with a rear-wheel-drive setup, which was a big pull for some, although according to BMW's CEO, as many as 80% of drivers didn't even realise that they were driving a rear-wheel-drive car.

The second-generation 1 Series offers a bit more space than the initial offering as well as a wider selection of engines and the iDrive infotainment system.

Brief History of the BMW 1 Series

  • Launched in 2004 as the successor to the 3 Series Compact, available in hatchback, coupe and convertible body styles.
  • In 2008, 1 Series accounted for one-fifth of all BMW sales.
  • The second-generation (F20/F21) arrived in 2013, dropping the coupe and convertible models, which went on to be known as the 2 Series.
  • The vehicle underwent a major facelift in 2015, with the rear being significantly redesigned.
  • A four-door sedan model launched in 2017 but only for the Chinese market, before launching in Mexico a year later.
  • The most recent iteration (the F40) launched in 2019 and moved to a front-wheel-drive platform.

Which BMW 1 Series Should I Buy?

The BMW 1 Series has been praised for its range of engine sizes and configurations and here are some of the most popular, as well as some of their features.

What Should I Look for When Financing a BMW 1 Series?

A used 1 Series has probably racked up quite a few miles so it's important to give it a good check over to ensure that you're not going to run into any problems.

As always with a used car, be sure to check for dents and scratches to the exterior of the car before agreeing to buy your 1 Series, including the wheels and make sure that you test out all of the electrics on the interior too.

Some problems that have been reported with 1 Series in the past include an electrical issue leading to the engine cutting out, so keep an eye on the instrument lights.

Some drivers have also reported issues with the driver's seat, which could cause it to fold forward in the event of a collision or sharp braking.

Used BMW 1 Series Finance

If you want to buy a used BMW 1 Series, why not make things easier by paying on finance and spreading the cost out?

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We'll consider all of your personal circumstances into account to find the perfect finance package for you, including hire purchase and personal contract purchase.

You can also click here to estimate how your monthly repayments might work out for a finance deal and learn more about the different types of finance that are on offer.

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