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BMW 1 Series - Hatchback - Rear (RWD) - 6 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Automatic - 1995 cc - Max Speed: 130 mph - 143 bhp - Diesel - Available Trims: SE, M Sport, Sport, ES

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Great handling fun to drive well made quite econom...

Run-flat tyres poor standard sound from stereo not...

My BMW 118d is my third 1 Series after having owned a Pre-Facelift 116i and 120d. The Facelift 118d comes with a new 2 litre diesel engine with an output of 143 Bhp compared to the 122 Bhp of the pre facelift 118d. Other changes on the facelift model include stop/start, brake energy regeneration...

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“BMW 118dSE 5 door REVIEW”

published 10/06/2008

Solid build, good performance, great drive

Cost

I had the good fortune to have this car for a week as a courtesy car and I was impressed! Didnt want to give it back in the end! I have always liked the look of the 1 series as it is quite different to any of the other hatchbacks. I was given a brand new 2008 118dSE Automatic in Silver. I believe...

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“BMW 118D SE”

published 20/09/2007

Great drive, fine balanced car

Rear space poor and rear doors restrict access

Bought one for my wife, but ended up driving it. Preconcieved ideas about what it looked like and how it drove meant that I hated it before I had even sat in it. Huge suprise when I did eventually drive as it really is good to drive. Exceptionally well balanced, feel much bigger and the engine is...

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Good, solid feeling car, handsome styling

Autostop/start very noisy, poor level of spec, exp...

I had a 1-series BMW for a fortnight as a courtesy car from Avis via my insurance company when my Focus Ghia was in for repair and was delighted when I heard I'd be getting a BMW, and even more impressed to find it was an M Sport model. I previously drove an Audi A4 and found it to be of a...

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“Green driving”

published 30/07/2008

Low road tax, lovely drive, comfortable, surprisin...

Not cheap!

BMW 118d SE or ES (can't recall which!). I love my new BMW. I am new to the brand, only purchased mine a few months ago. But I am very happy with it, and am trying to persuade my partner to buy one too. What a change to drive a quality car! My main reason for buying it was its green credentials...

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Excellent

published 07/01/2009

I've owned this car since May 2008 and have had a number of experiences to fully test it's mettle. It is fantastically good on summer roads and as much fun as a go-kart. In the wet, like any rear wheel drive it does become a little too responsive. I have also suffered a large accident in a BMW 1 series, when I was hit twice. Despite my whiplash, the car was as strong as I could wish for and withstood the impact of two large vehicles which were written off. It was quickly repaired by BMW, who's service was top quality. It is solid over speed bumps yet soft over potholes. It has a good quality interior and is quick off the mark. It is also very, very low on tax especially for company car driver. I would happily, buy again.

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“BMW 118dES with extras!”

published 26/04/2008

a real drivers car

pricey but worth it

I've had my BMW 118ES for a few weeks now. Although not technically an SE it has a few extras that make it pretty close. I love it - it drives beautifully and the boot is big enough to fit 3 dogs! I have read comments that the rear seats do not have much room but, as I don't have children and...

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“BMW 118d SE”

published 24/05/2007

Beautiful drive with great fuel economy, very styl...

Very difficult to keep clean!

It was a job to decide whether to go for the 118d SE or Sport but in the end I plumped for the multi-function steering wheel rather than the sporty seats. In fact it's a really sporty steering wheel and suits such a stylish car. Other great features include the programmable remote key - so each...

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Super

published 13/12/2007

I bought the 118d because of the positive reviews and green features. The MPG isn't bad but don't believe a word of the 60.1. Even driving like I am on my driving test the best I have managed is 51. I challenged BMW and I received a corporate response along the lines of '60.1 was achieved in test conditions blah blah blah' If I throw caution to the wind and am happy to settle for 48 mpg the 1 series is a great drive. Boot space is adequate and overall comfort is great. Overall not a bad motor, I just wish BMW would be more honest about the MPG.

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“BMW 118d SE”

published 24/07/2008

good traveling

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Very good Speed and unbelieveable performance and beautiful design and good shape and we can say BMW 118d SE Sport number 1 speed car and Analysis in my mind good traveling used this car and realiable performance and I always advice my friends,visiter and colike. In my view this car travel long...

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Excellent

published 18/06/2007

AHH YES THE BMW 118D SPORT IS DREAM TO DRIVE AND OWN. I HAVE HAD THE BMW 118 D SPORT FOR THE PAST 8 MONTHS AND I HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE BAD THING TO SAY ABOUT THE CAR. FROM DRIVING TO THE SHOPS TO DRIVING 350 MILES FOR A TRIP TO THE LAKE DISTRICT MY FRIENDS AND I WERE COMFORTABLE EVER MILE OF THE JOURNEY. THE 118D SPORT IS MY FIRST BMW AND WITH THE QUALITY AND COMFORT BMW GIVE TO THE CUSTOMER IN THEIR CARS I AM NOT THINKING TWICE ABOUT GETTING ANOTHER AFTER THE THIS. I GIVE THE 118D SPORT A 5 STAR BECAUSE OF THE STYLING, COMFORT AND SPORTY FEELING YOU GET WHEN DRIVING THE CAR.

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“118D SE”

published 12/02/2007

Stylish, well built, Quality, comfortable

Not much comes as standard

I find that the car is very quiet and you cannot hear the engine unless the windows are open. The car is well built with good quality internal plastics and trim. Surprisingly, electric windows in the rear of the car are NOT standard. I opted for the internal lights package which gives a constant...

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Super

Fuel efficient, good service from dealers,

radio could be better.

Driving 30 000 miles a year can be somewhat tedious and trying. The 118d manages to do on average 52 mpg. In the 5 years that I have been driving one (3 years in one and 2 in my second) the only issues I have come up against have been windscreen wipers wearing out, replacement windscreens, tyres...

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published 23/05/2012

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