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BMW 1 Series from First Vehicle Leasing

BMW 1 Series is a small hatchback that is fun to drive

BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] SE 3dr [Nav]

The BMW 1 Series is competing in a tough segment but it's a small executive hatchback with a lot to offer with great handling, strong engines and low running costs. It's also the cheapest BMW on offer.

Engines and performance for the BMW 1 Series

Being a BMW, the 1 Series has a good choice of engines including a frugal 1.5 litre diesel unit as well as startling performance in the 3.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine.

The entry-level 1 Series is the 118i which has a 1.6 litre petrol unit producing 134 bhp; it is a good performer around town. Other engine choices include a 2.0 litre unit and a twin-turbocharged 3.0 litre unit producing 335 bhp. There's also a 1.5 litre three-cylinder diesel engine producing 115 bhp, while other diesel models consist of various power outputs for the 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel engines. Economy for the BMW 1 Series range from 52 mpg for the 118i petrol engine to 78 mpg for the three-cylinder diesel engine.

Equipment and handling

As with all of its siblings, the BMW 1 Series has rear wheel drive which means it's better at cornering than its many rivals though the boot is smaller as a consequence. However, the interior has been well-designed and well-built and though the kit list is shorter than for the Ford Focus, for instance, there is still enough to tempt owners. Standard equipment includes a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen, keyless start, 16in alloy wheels, automatic wipers and headlights and DAB radio. There's also an extensive options list as well to help personalise the 1 Series.

The current model has been facelifted and it's a great car to drive, it has all of BMW's famous attributes and it's particularly good for long motorway journeys. Indeed, the refresh introduced a more charismatic styling with larger headlights and with slightly flared wheel arches it looks sportier than most of its hatchback arrivals. The driving position is also very comfortable; there is a myriad of adjustments for the driver's seat so all owners can get comfortable easily. The new model is also more practical than the car it replaces and there's more room for occupants in the cabin and a larger boot as well.

Essentially, the BMW 1 Series offers a great way for potential owners to buy a great car that doesn't carry the BMW badge premium; while it's more expensive than many of its rivals there’s still a lot to recommend it. The engines are particularly good to help deliver an impressive all-round vehicle.

More information about the BMW 1 Series

Why not have a look at the BMW 1 Series on the BMW UK company website and get the latest news about the 2 Series at The BMW Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the 2 Series on the Top Gear website.

Why buy when you can get the BMW 1 Series on a leasing / contract hire deal?

Save your cash - leasing avoids the high capital outlay that comes with buying a new car.

More information about leasing vs buying your next new car >>

Note: leasing and contract hire are two different terms which essentially mean the same thing.

Our 1 Series lease / contract hire finance offers:

First Vehicle Leasing works hard to offer some of the best cheap car leasing deals in the UK; we will help get your new car financed and on the road for the lowest monthly price. To help understand the process, we have a car leasing timeline showing what happens to help answer questions for anything to do with a personal lease or contract hire for a business.

1 Series models available

First Vehicle Leasing have a full range of BMW 1 Series models, and their options, including the 1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK and 1 SERIES HATCHBACK

Check out our new BMW 1 Series leasing options now >>

First Vehicle Leasing

For that added peace of mind, First Vehicle Leasing is proud to be a member of the British Vehicle Rental And Leasing Association, a franchisee of Network Vehicles which guarantees that our customers are in safe hands. First Vehicle Leasing is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number: 517836)

The 1 Series from BMW is a superb car

It’s easy to get a personalised or business cheap car leasing quote for the BMW 1 Series from First Vehicle Leasing – simply call our advisors free on 0800 298 2030 or contact us online and we will call you back.

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    BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] SE 3dr [Nav]
    4 Years £199.39
    £598.17 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] Sport 3dr [Nav]
    4 Years £208.22
    £624.66 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK 116d SE 3dr [Nav]
    4 Years £211.11
    £633.33 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] SE 3dr [Nav] Step Auto
    4 Years £212.18
    £636.54 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK 116d SE 5dr [Nav]
    4 Years £213.72
    £641.16 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] Sport 5dr [Nav]
    3 Years £214.99
    £1,289.94 initial payment 5,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] SE 5dr [Nav] Step Auto
    4 Years £215.79
    £647.37 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] Sport 3dr [Nav] Step Auto
    4 Years £215.88
    £647.64 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK 116d Sport 3dr [Nav]
    4 Years £219.70
    £659.10 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK 116d EfficientDynamics Plus 5dr
    3 Years £219.99
    £1,319.94 initial payment 5,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK 118i [1.5] M Sport 3dr [Nav]
    3 Years £219.99
    £1,319.94 initial payment 5,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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    BMW 1 SERIES DIESEL HATCHBACK 116d Sport 5dr [Nav]
    4 Years £222.14
    £666.42 initial payment 10,000 miles p.a.
    prices shown exclude V.A.T.
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