BMW 1 Series Review (2005)

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BMW 1 Series Review

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The BMW 1 Series' interior is a minimalist's dream, simple, uncluttered and functional.

How It Looks - Interior

The BMW 1 Series' interior is a minimalist's dream, simple, uncluttered and functional.

Our test car was equipped with Boston leather (£1,020 option) which was of an excellent quality and well crafted. Complementing the seating and interior panel materials are trim strips on the dashboard, door closing handles, centre console, door handles and the ring around the starter button finished in a titanium-coloured matt finish.

Infotainment

BMW Business RDS Radio with single slot CD player, with additional audio controls on the steering wheel and socket to plug in your ipod or mp3 player. Standard cars are fitted with six speakers - our test car had the additional Hi-Fi loudspeaker system (£355 option ) which boasts four mid-range speakers (4x25 watts), four tweeters (4x25 watts) and two woofers located underneath the front seats (2x40 watts). Overall the system was impressive, although you need to spend another £280 for the six disc CD auto changer.

Rivals
  • Audi A3
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Volkswagen Golf
What We Liked
  • Performance - the flexible 2.0 litre Diesel engine
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Fuel economy
  • The exterior / interior styling
  • The Kudos
  • Build quality
What We Disliked
  • Limited rear cabin space
  • Drivers seat adjustment - it takes a while to obtain the optimum seating position.
What We'd Like To See
  • On a range topping car, in this price bracket we would like to see Xenon headlights as standard.
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BMW 1 Series Road Test Data
Model ReviewedBMW 120d Sport
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourQuartz Blue Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph7.9 Seconds
Top Speed 137 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban36.7 mpg
Extra Urban61.4 mpg
Combined49.6 mpg
  
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP Rating5
Warranty3-Year unlimited mileage dealer warranty
12-Year unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty
3-Year paintwork warranty
Price (when tested on the 22/03/05)£ 21,260

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