Are BMW 118i any good?

I’m loving life with the new BMW 1 Series. It’s been a pleasure to drive, it’s the most practical version ever, and the high-quality interior means the cabin is a great space to spend time in. It’s particularly disappointing because BMW quotes fuel-consumption figures of between 42.2 and 47.1mpg for this car.

What series is BMW 118i?

BMW 1 Series
BMW 1 Series (F20)

BMW 1 Series (F20/F21)
BMW 118i Urban Line (pre-facelift)
Manufacturer BMW
Production September 2011–2019

What’s the difference between BMW 116i and 118i?

Standard Features. The BMW 116i comes with air conditioner but 118i also comes with auto climate control with dual temperature zones. The 116i has 16 Inch Alloy Wheels however 118i has 17 Inch Alloy Wheels, both of the cars has Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Traction Control System.

How much is a brand new BMW 118i?

The entry-level model of the 2019 BMW 1 Series is the 118i in SE trim, which uses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and costs £24,430. A six-speed manual comes as standard but a seven-speed automatic is available as an option.

How much are the BMW 118i new?

Prices now start from $47,900 before on-road costs for the base 118i and extend to $70,900 before on-road costs for the flagship M135i xDrive. This is the first-generation of 1 Series to use a front-/all-wheel drive architecture, with all previous generations using a rear-wheel drive platform.

Is the 118i manual worth it?

The manual version of the 118i is also a delight. The clutch has decent feel and the gearbox is a joy to use. Jump in the auto, though, and you get the sense that it fits the ‘premium product’ feel of the new 1 Series slightly better. We understand this may upset many of you.

Can you lease a BMW 1 series 118i on Auto Trader?

With 1,218 used BMW 1 Series 118i cars available on Auto Trader, we have the largest range of cars for sale available across the UK. These deals are based on terms of 8,000 miles, for a 36 month lease with a 6 months initial payment.

How noisy is the Mitsubishi 118i?

Both the auto and manual 118i that we drove came with the optional adaptive dampers, and comfort mode smooths out most bumps pretty well. The presence of 18-inch wheels – standard on the M Sport trim line – does make things slightly noisier than they need to be though, and you can even spec 19-inchers if you really feel the need to.

What makes the new BMW 1 series so special?

The 1 Series now uses a constant ratio, whereas the previous generation had a variable system depending on your speed. BMW says this makes the car more predictable, and 95 per cent of buyers will simply find the steering light and easy to use in town. Again, you get the sense that this car has been designed to have a far wider appeal than before.

Is the BMW 118i a turbo?

The BMW 118i denotes a three-cylinder 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine.

What is a 118i?

While the new car no longer has the precision of its predecessor, we expect the layout will be better suited to most drivers. Our test model is a 118i, which makes use of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It has an output of 140PS and CO2 emissions (as specified) of 123g/km.

Where is BMW 118i made?

The very first car is this blue 118i with the sport package. Built at the Leipzig factory in Germany, the revamped 1 Series follows the first- and second-gen rear-wheel-drive generations of the compact hatchback and is just one of the eight models assembled at the plant.

How many Litres is a 118i?

The 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine in the 118i combines 168bhp/184lb ft performance with 48mpg/137g/km economy.

Is 118i an F20?

This BMW 1 Series 118i was produced from 2011 to 2015. It is part of the F20 / F21 generation 1 Series. With 168 BHP, the turbocharged 1.6 Litre 16v Inline 4 petrol engine (PSA / BMW Prince N13) accelerates this 118i to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 140 mph.

Is BMW 118i rear wheel drive?

BMW 1 Series design The new BMW 1 Series is front-wheel drive, rather than the rear-wheel drive set up of the old one. That actually affects the car’s styling. The new car has a shorter bonnet than the previous version thanks to its engine now being placed sideways into the car rather than lengthways.

When did the BMW 1 Series have a facelift?

The original BMW 1-Series was introduced back in 2004 and received a facelift in 2007, but it took the world long enough to accept that this was a real BMW. In 2011, BMW is introducing the second generation of the 1-Series.

What is the 0-100 km/h time of the BMW 118i?

The 118i is modestly powered, with just 100kW on tap, and BMW claims a leisurely 0-100km/h time of just under 9.0 seconds. But by the seat of the pants, the 1.6-litre turbo feels lively enough.

What is your average MPG on your 118i M Sport?

When I first took delivery of our 118i M Sport I was averaging around 33mpg, but I expected that figure to rise as I went on some longer trips instead of just cruising around town. But, well over 3,000 miles later, that hasn’t been the case and I’m still struggling to get above 34mpg.

Is the BMW 1 series a good alternative to the golf?

BMW’s posh alternative to a Volkswagen Golf, the 1 Series clearly hit the mark in the UK, becoming a fairly regular entrant into the top 10 best-sellers list. This means there’s plenty of choice on the second-hand market – and as BMW also offered many different trims and engine options, there are plenty to pick and choose from.

Is the 2011-2019 BMW 1 series still worth a look?

The all-new BMW 1 Series is here, but the 2011-2019 version is still worth a look. Looking for a BMW 1 Series (2011 – 2019)? Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now. The idea behind the 1 Series was simple: make a smaller, cheaper, hatchback version of the BMW 3 Series.