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This ever-popular hot hatch from BMW joins an impressive range of small cars across this up-market category, rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A Class, VW Golf GTI and Audi A3.

If you are looking for a used BMW 1 Series you most likely already know about this vehicle’s premium pedigree. However, if you’d like to know more information about used BMW 1 Series for sale, then we can help you make the best choice for you. p>

History of the BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series is a premium hatchback available in 3-door and 5-door options; it’s one of the most accessible options in the BMW range.

BMW first launched the 1 Series family hatchback in 2004, originally replacing the 3 Series compact. Since 2014, the coupé and convertible 1 Series models have been marketed separately as the 2 Series, therefore the 1 Series no longer includes these body styles.

The 1 Series has undergone three facelifts and updates since its entry to the market in 2004. The third was its biggest update as it introduced the change from rear wheel to front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

What are the 1 Series trim levels?

The 1 Series is available in a range of trim options and both petrol and diesel engines, as well as plug-in hybrid options:


Earlier versions of the 1 Series were also available as a coupé and convertible, but when the second generation launched in 2013, these were badged as 2 Series models.

There is a wide range of trim levels available:

1 Series SE

The SE is the entry-level trim of the 1 Series and comes equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels. It is fitted with a whole host of features that you would expect from a higher model, with rear and front parking sensors and sav nav that is accessible through the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Complete with automatic headlights and rain -ensing windscreen wipers, this entry-level trim provides the driver with features that, although are limited compared with the higher trims, make any journey a pleasure from start to finish.

1 Series Sport

The 1 Series Sport brings with it larger 17-inch sportier alloy wheels. It’s also fitted with a whole host of additional features, such as front and rear parking sensors and side curtain airbags, electric front windows, sport seats and leather steering wheel. It also comes equipped with a media system with (depending on the age of the Sport) a CD player, aux stereo, Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio. Automatic wipers and cruise control help the Sport deliver a fantastic driving experience for anyone looking for a second-hand 1 Series.

1 Series M Sport

The M badge has long represented BMW’s sporting and performance excellence. With that in mind, there are a few subtle differences between the SE, Sport and the M Sport. The M Sport has a slightly modified front grille and bumper, giving it a more aggressive design with sportier and sharper looks. The M Sport comes with larger 18-inch alloy wheels with the option of blue calipers to complete that racing aesthetic. Kitted out with the same gadgets and features as the previous two trims, the M Sport does differentiate itself with the inclusion of heated leather seats, leather upholstery, climate control, sat nav and LED headlights. The sporty suspension gives the M Sport a more pronounced driving experience that will appeal to driving enthusiasts – although you may feel more of the lumps and bumps of the road surface. Engine options include one petrol and three diesel variants and provide between 138bhp – 181 bhp.

1 Series M Sport Shadow Edition

The limited Shadow Edition is a variant of the M Sport with some stylistic changes and additional upgrades. Originally for sale from July 2017 – June 2019, the Shadow Edition comes with darkened 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels instead of the regular brushed aluminium. It also comes with darkened light units and black exterior detailing, as well as being fitted with an upgraded M Sport suspension. Inside, the Shadow Edition is fitted with a ‘Dakota’ leather interior, including leather seats and steering wheel, along with a combination of chrome and gloss black trim detailing. It’s also fitted with a premium Harman Kardon sound system.

1 Series M135i

Shifting away from the rear-wheel drive which the 1 Series was known for, the M135i offers all-wheel drive. It also comes fitted with two 10.3-inch screens; one that, like its rivals, replaces the traditional dials behind the steering wheel, and the other that provides the driver access to the premium iDrive infotainment system with sat nav, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a DAB radio. It also comes equipped with parking sensors with the option to upgrade to include a parking camera. The M135i’s interior is easy to access and creates a bespoke atmosphere for every passenger. Under the bonnet, the M135i packs a 2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates a massive 302bhp – comparable to any of the heavy hitters in its class.

1 Series 128i

The 1 Series 128i is a sleek addition to the 1 Series group. Fitted with large 18-inch alloy wheels and low-profile tyres, the 128i styling borrows from the black and darkened trim of the Shadow Edition and the spoiler of the M Sport. Fitted with side skirts, decal, colour air inlets and optional coloured calipers, the 128i embraces a genuine sporting aesthetic. The interior continues this aesthetic by including heated front sport seats and a multifunction leather steering wheel which are completed with contrasting red stitching. The 128i is feature-rich, equipped with electric folding and auto-dimming mirrors, automatic windscreen wipers and headlights, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors. as well as a Torsen limited slip differential and 8-speed sport automatic transmission with selector lever.

When it comes to family hatchback cars, the 1 Series faces plenty of competition from other manufacturers, including the Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. More premium rivals include the Mercedes A-Class and Audi A3.

Whether you’re looking to finance a used BMW 1 Series or purchase one, we have a wide range of second-hand BMW 1 Series cars available to buy online safely with Click & Collect and home delivery options available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does a used BMW 1 Series cost?

A. We have 337 used BMW 1 Series cars in stock ranging from £6998 to £38,798.

Q. How many MPG does the BMW 1 Series get?

A. The BMW 1 Series MPG varies from 38 mpg to 83 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used BMW 1 Series?

A. The BMW 1 Series car tax ranges from free to £520 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used BMW 1 Series?

A. The average mileage on a used BMW 1 Series in stock is 30872 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the BMW 1 Series?

A. Currently in stock, the BMW 1 Series is available in Automatic, Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the BMW 1 Series?

A. Of the BMW 1 Series used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel, Petrol.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the BMW 1 Series?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the BMW 1 Series we have in stock are 1.5 litres, 2.0 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the BMW 1 Series range?

A. The BMW 1 Series is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are White, Grey, Black

Representative example
Monthly Payment £235.21
Deposit £249
Term (Months) 60
Cash Price £11698
Credit Amount £11449
Completion Fee £1
Total Amount Payable £14,362
Fixed Interest Rate 4.65%
Representative APR 8.9%
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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.