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BMW 1 SERIES Coupe 2007‑2013
36 owner reviews for BMW 1 SERIES Coupe 2007‑2013
Very big bang for the buck
BMW 1 SERIES 135i M Sport 2dr (Review date: 1st July '14)
The 135i is a brilliant engine with a pretty good car around it. I am a sucker for the inline 6 feel and sound and I reckon the 135i delivers this better than any other recent BMW. Mine has the N54 engine which is definitely more potent than the newer N55 (which was introduced to reduce emissions and probably to cut costs, but not used in the 1 series M). The power delivery is very linear and beyond 4,000 rpm all hell breaks lose.
The car is also surprisingly practical as long as you don't need full size rear seats or try to haul something bigger than a suitcase.
One could argue that the car is ridiculously expensive to buy and own for a 1 series, but it's a steal compared to almost any other car that hits 60mph in 5 seconds.
BMW 1 SERIES 120d SE 2dr (Review date: 15th April '14)
From my knowledge of owning one of these coupe's, the car is better than any other.
I have previously owned an Audi A3, and every credit that it is a superb car itself, but there is that different feeling when driving BMW. You feel awesome. The ROAR of a BMW engine is in another level.
Four seater, very big boot space for a coupe, it has everything you want if you're not after a big car!
Best Driving Car I Have Tested to Date!
BMW 1 SERIES 120i Sport 2dr Step Auto (Review date: 1st October '13)
1M Coupe best 41K spent
BMW 1 SERIES M 2dr (Review date: 9th August '12)
A truely awesome car,searing pace & handling.
Split folding rear seats as standard,service pack is a no brainer.
Looks great sounds great goes like stink!!! well built basic equipment is good.
Tax is only £260 which is great considering the performance,ride a tad hard but not uncomfortable
get one while you can!!!
BMW 1 SERIES 135i M Sport 2dr (Review date: 17th April '12)
A truly great car, couldn't be happier with my chose
Economy is as you would expect with a 3L twin turbo.
Average 25-27mpg with Oxford rush hour traffic. Longer runs have hit just over 30mpg taking it easy.
From a practical point comfortable with 4 in the car, will be interesting with a child seat!?
BMW 1 Series Coupe 123d m sport
BMW 1 SERIES 123d M Sport 2dr (Review date: 6th February '12)
Purchased as a BMW Approved used in January 2012 - it is a late 2010 model.
I looked at the 120d and found the 123d to be well worth the extra - the key highlight being the way to twin turbo diesel pulls and spins. Take off from low gears is instant, and keeps going all the way to the 5000rpm redline. The 123d have uprated brakes and these really tell, giving huge confidence.
My current fuel economy is around 45mpg - due to my excited driving - on a motorway is easily goes along at 50mpg+.
It is a great car - accomodates our 2 year old in the back. I have the leather and sat nav - plus a few other things. The sat nav not originally a desirable item when setting out but is a must after putting it into action.
It has been a great car so far - sufficently fast, great to drive - relatively cheap. Also I think it looks great but not too flash so the looks are unlikely to date.
BMW 1 Series Coupe 2011
BMW 1 SERIES 118d M Sport 2dr (Review date: 23rd January '12)
Collected this car early this September 2011. the car is excellent on fuel cost and overall running cost, the car drives very well and holds the road excellent. I have a young child in a car seat who sits in the rear and for a coupe its quite user friendly, all instruments are visible and the feel and build quality is to a high standard.
Currently getting around 42mpg around town driving (20L) that is good.
Paint finish is white and looks very nice in my opinion.
A powerful and stylish Coupe
BMW 1 SERIES 123d M Sport 2dr (Review date: 20th January '12)
Having owned this 123D coupe for nearly 4 years, it still still ticks all the boxes sought for this type of car. The twin turbo diesel is very responsive, fun to drive and ecomonical. Trim levels and quality are excellent, ride a little firm with the sport set up but on the road a very good all round performer. Normally only used with driver or driver + passenger, so rear access which could possibly be a slight issue with another older adult in the rear, is not a problem although with the front seat as far to the front as possible access is still pretty good.
BMW 1 SERIES 125i M Sport 2dr (Review date: 18th January '12)
The car is one of the last non turbo straight 6 BMWs as now moving to turbo 4 cylinder. This is a real shame as the engine is a cracker. It sounds superb go's like the clappers and still returns 32mpg on mixed driving. I'm sure the new turbo 4 will be a great engine but it will never give the immediate throttle response of the 6. I tried the 123d version and though very quick and no doubt economical a diesel soundtrack in a coupe is not right. The car has been reliable with long service intervals good boot and usable rear seats. Long journeys are a pleasure and you arrive feeling totally relaxed. I normally change cars on a regular basis but this one will be staying a while.
Fast, Frugal Fun.
BMW 1 SERIES 120d M Sport 2dr (Review date: 18th January '12)
I am only 2000 miles into ownership but am already thinking this is the perfect car for me. With 177 bhp it pulls well; not savagely but effortlessly with a refinement I have not experienced before in a diesel. The 123d must be pretty awesome.
I have been driving fairly spiritedly but have still averaged 49mpg so far. Recent motorway trips have returned 58mpg according to OBC. I do about 30-40k a year so need to have economy at the top of my list.
I have opted for the navigation system which is by far the best I have ever used. With access to Google local search, it makes trying to find businesses a breeze. Highly recommended if your budget will stretch.
Build quality is excellent and feels like it will all still be stuck together in years to come.
It is where the 1 series coupe handles with poise that sets it apart from other similar size cars. The rear wheel drive set up is very well balanced and inspires confidence. It certainly has resumed my love for driving which was sadly waned from driving front wheel drive scrabblers for years.
Down sides? The back seats are tight but we still managed a 120 mile round trip with my 6' 2" son in the back without any complaining! I considered the TT coupe before I purchased the BMW and am so glad I didn't buy it. A great car but without any room to speak of in the back, makes it a luxury purchase only for me.
The only real issue is the run flats. They do give a harsh ride which you get used to but also feel slightly lacking in grip in the wet. Will be looking to change these I think when the time is right.
Over all if you are looking for a smart coupe which has no real rivals on the road at present and will put a smile on your face every time you walk up to it let alone drive it; I can highly recommend the BMW coupe.