Real MPG: BMW 1 Series (2004 - 2011)

Number of RealMPGs submitted
22–60
Real MPG
41.6
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 (NEDC) Official MPG (WLTP) Real MPG Avg. Real MPG %  
116d 62.8–64.2 mpg - 48.5 mpg 76% Submit
116i 37.7–46.3 mpg - 31.6 mpg 75% Submit
116i Automatic 42.8 mpg - 29.6 mpg 69% Submit
118d 50.4–62.8 mpg - 48.7 mpg 86% Submit
118d Automatic 53.3 mpg - 40.8 mpg 77% Submit
118i 38.7–47.9 mpg - 32.4 mpg 75% Submit
118i Automatic 42.8 mpg - 29.6 mpg 69% Submit
120d 49.6–60.1 mpg - 46.2 mpg 84% Submit
120d Automatic 53.3 mpg - 41.6 mpg 78% Submit
120i 37.7–44.1 mpg - 31.9 mpg 78% Submit
123d 54.3–55.4 mpg - 44.6 mpg 81% Submit
123d Automatic 51.4 mpg - 42.4 mpg 82% Submit
130i 30.7–34.0 mpg - 28.3 mpg 87% Submit
*Based on WLTP MPG values

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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.

Rivals

BMW 1 Series (2004 - 2011) 41.6 avg mpg
Suzuki Swift (2005 - 2010) 42.4 avg mpg
Audi A3 Sportback (2004 - 2012) 44.7 avg mpg
SEAT Leon (2005 - 2013) 44.0 avg mpg

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