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BMW 1 Series (2004 - 2011)

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22–60
Real MPG
41.9
Average

Great to drive and superbly built. Wide choice of models, improved from 2007 with Efficient Dynamics. 118d is super economical.

Not much room in the back. Firm ride on Sport and M Sport models. 116i petrol is fairly lacklustre. Coil and injector problems on later 4-cylinder petrol engines. Timing chain failures on N47 diesel engines becoming very common. Failure of the cat converters on a 118i N42B20 very expensive at dealer prices.

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Engine Official MPG Real MPG Avg. Real MPG %  
116d 62.8–64.2 mpg 49.0 mpg 77% Submit MPG
116i 37.7–46.3 mpg 31.6 mpg 75% Submit MPG
116i Automatic 42.8 mpg 30.3 mpg 71% Submit MPG
118d 50.4–62.8 mpg 48.7 mpg 86% Submit MPG
118d Automatic 53.3 mpg 41.7 mpg 78% Submit MPG
118i 38.7–47.9 mpg 32.8 mpg 76% Submit MPG
118i Automatic 42.8 mpg 29.2 mpg 68% Submit MPG
120d 49.6–60.1 mpg 46.7 mpg 85% Submit MPG
120d Automatic 53.3 mpg 41.2 mpg 77% Submit MPG
120i 37.7–44.1 mpg 32.9 mpg 81% Submit MPG
123d 54.3–55.4 mpg 44.4 mpg 81% Submit MPG
123d Automatic 51.4 mpg 42.4 mpg 82% Submit MPG
130i 30.7–34.0 mpg 28.2 mpg 87% Submit MPG

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  • BMW 1 Series (2004 - 2011)
    Great to drive and superbly built. Wide choice of models, improved from 2007 with Efficient Dynamics. 118d is super economical.

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