BMW 1 Series Leasing
Top 3 Features
Latest 1 Series is front-wheel drive in order to offer more space inside.
There’s a wide range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from.
Why Lease A BMW 1 Series?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The BMW 1 Series’ sporty nature means it’s not the out-and-out most practical family hatchback you can lease. But it should still be sufficient for a younger couple or small family to fit themselves and their luggage on board without too much fuss. That’s thanks to a 380-litre boot, which is very nearly identical to the capacity of the Volkswagen Golf and more than what a Mercedes-Benz A-Class can hold.
That switch to front-wheel drive we mentioned earlier means the latest version is more roomy inside for both front and rear passenger space than previous BMW 1 Series models you may be familiar with, as there’s no need for such a big chunky transmission tunnel running down the middle of the car.
Although there’s no hybrid version of the BMW 1 Series available to lease right now, its modern turbocharged petrol and diesel engines all return impressive fuel economy when you consider the performance they also offer.
If you’re looking to lease a petrol BMW 1 Series, the 118i will return between 44- and nearly 50mpg depending on which trim level and wheel size you choose. The high-performance 128ti and M135i models (more on them below) are unsurprisingly less impressive in this regard, managing 41- and 39mpg respectively at most.
Leasing a diesel BMW 1 Series is still your best bet if you’re looking for the lowest possible running costs with this model. Even the most powerful 120d with 4-wheel drive should see up to 53mpg, while the 118d tops out at 61mpg and the ultra-frugal 116d version will eke out up to 63 miles from every gallon of diesel in its tank.
1 Series HatchbackThe 1 Series is available as a 5-door hatchback only, although it is closely related to the 3- and 5-door BMW 2 Series Coupe models.
High Performance ModelsBMW offers 2 high-performance versions of the 1 Series Hatchback: the 128ti and the M135i xDrive. They have distinctly different characters – the 128ti is aimed at serious driving enthusiasts who love tackling their favourite country lane or maybe even a track day on a race circuit. The M135i xDrive is even faster, but a little less involving. It’s more about high-performance luxury.
The BMW 1 Series Vs Competitors
As this BMW 1 Series model was only introduced in 2019, a comprehensive picture of its long-term reliability has yet to emerge. However, BMW hasn’t featured near the top of some of the most well-known customer-satisfaction surveys in recent years, with Japanese and Korean brands tending to outperform their more prestigious German counterparts in this area.
The BMW 1 Series has a 380-litre boot – but it’s worth noting that figure includes the space both above and below the flat boot floor. So make sure any larger bags or suitcases you have will definitely fit in before going ahead with leasing a BMW 1 Series.
You can lease a BMW 1 Series in SE, Sport and M Sport trim levels. M Sport is the most popular due to its sportier looks, but both SE and Sport can be better value, as they still have a decent amount of standard equipment on board, even if they don’t look quite as eye-catching.
Yes, every BMW 1 Series comes fitted with parking sensors at the front and rear. As it’s quite a compact hatchback, most people will find it pretty easy to park in most instances. If you want a reversing camera, you need to add the optional ‘Technology Pack’ when organising the lease of your BMW 1 Series.
The BMW 1 Series’ sporty body shape means it’s not the most practical small family car you can buy, however it is a 5-door hatchback so can accommodate 4 adults and some luggage without much trouble. All 1 Series have split-folding rear seats as standard, but a number of practicality items such as luggage nets and a through-loading system are optional.
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