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2009 (09) BMW 1 Series 120i M Sport 2dr

Leeds Motorstore / Fiat / Jeep / Abarth / Alfa
Only £8988

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Engine start/stop buttonLights on warning
Oil level indicatorOn board computer
On-board diagnosis - OBDOutside temperature display
Run flat tyre indicatorService interval indicator

Entertainment

Auxiliary point for auxiliary devices 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body colour electrically adjustable aspherical door mirrorsBody coloured bumper strips
Body coloured bumpersBrake force display
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all roundElectro hydraulic fully automatic soft top
Front fog lights/heated windscreen washer jets/heated door mirrorsKidney grille with black vertical slats
Twin matt chrome round exhaust pipesWindscreen wipers with adjustable interval

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console3 spoke leather M multi-function steering wheel
Air microfilterAutomatic air conditioning + active carbon filter
Battery in luggage with jump start facilityChrome door sill finishers with M logo
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrorsFloor mats
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront head restraints
Front passenger isofix child seat attachmentFront sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimmingIndividual anthracite headlining
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLeather gear lever
Leather handbrakeLoad restraint lashing eyes
Luggage strapReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear adjustable/removable head restraintsRear seat easy access
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

Interior lights pack - 1 SeriesM Aerodynamic pack - 1 series

Safety

2 rear 3 point inertia reel seatbelts3 point inertia reel seatbelts on front seats
ABSASC+T
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash sensor
Driver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)DSC-Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electronic brake force distributionFront side airbags
Occupancy sensor for passenger seatPyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Seat belt force limiterWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Centre lock switchRemote alarm system/immobiliser
Remote central locking 

Technical

M sports suspension 

Wheels

Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)158Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio12.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN43B20O0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)54.3EC Urban (mpg)31.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power170
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesM Sport
Insurance Group 114Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.4Engine Power - BHP170
Engine Power - KW125Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6700Engine Torque - LBS.FT155
Engine Torque - MKG21Engine Torque - NM210
Engine Torque - RPM4250Top Speed137

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 207Wheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1411Length4360
Wheelbase2660Width1748
Width (including mirrors)1934 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)53Gross Vehicle Weight1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)305Max. Loading Weight440
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked680
Minimum Kerbweight1430No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 1 Series Convertible

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

The entry level BMW convertible had, for as many years as most could remember, been the 3 Series but with that car creeping ever further upmarket, enough breathing room was created below it for another drop top - the 1 Series Convertible. Although it's open to debate whether the One satisfies the key criterion of an open car which is to look fantastic, that it satisfies the second, namely to make you feel great behind the wheel, is beyond question. Besides, if you've got this far you probably aren't deterred by its styling in the first place. Here's what to look for when shopping for a used example.

History

The BMW 1 Series Convertible was the fourth body style to be spun from the 1 Series platform and arrived in the UK in spring 2008. British buyers had already grown accustomed to the styling of the three and five door hatchbacks and the lithe two-door Coupe had been on sale but a few months had passed when the Convertible broke cover. In many ways it was a natural progression for the 1 Series and came against the backdrop of escalating rivalry in this market, Audi being hard at work bringing a soft top version of the A3 to customers, with BMW pipping Audi to the post by just a couple of weeks. Because the 1 Series was now a familiar concept to UK buyers used to its individualistic styling and its combination of decent power, excellent economy and emissions, firm ride and almost non-existent rear legroom, sales of the Convertible ramped up to speed more briskly than had those of the hatch or the Coupe. BMW's fears that the success of this car would cannibalise sales of the 3 Series Convertible were realised and since the 1 Series Convertible was launched the 3 Series Convertible sales curve has levelled off. The range launched with the 120d, 118i, 120i, 125i and 135i models, the Munich company then backfilling the line up with economical 118d and 123d variants in August 2008. The 2011 model year cars feature subtly revised styling, more generous equipment levels and the addition of Aero Curtain, an aerodynamics package that improves the flow of air around the front of the car and channels it over the front wheel arches.

What You Get

The 1 Series Coupe was obviously designed with a Convertible model in mind. Both cars share a virtually identical silhouette, with long bonnets, short overhangs and set-back glassy 'greenhouse' proportions. The distinctive, horizontal shoulder line runs from the front of the bonnet, through the long, frameless doors, and onto the end of the boot lid. From the rear, the boot lid finishes in a discrete lip spoiler that houses the integrated third brake light and typical L-shaped rear light clusters use LED-powered light conductors. This drop-top model features a fabric roof that opens or closes in 22 seconds, and at speeds of up to 25mph. The roof material is available in classic black, beige or, as a world first, an innovative anthracite silver fleck which is a fabric material interwoven with fine shiny metallic fibres. Inside, BMW reckons that there's space for four occupants, though the cabin isn't as large as that of, say, convertible Audi A4s or a Saab 9-3s. Still, there's a respectable 305 litres of boot space with the roof up (260 litres with the roof down). A nice touch is a 'convertible' setting for the air conditioning when the roof is down. The high quality materials and solid construction always impress and it's this general classiness that makes it all feel special rather than any stand-out detailing. The major controls for the entertainment and ventilation systems are confined to a panel ahead of the gear lever and the rest of the stuff you need is clustered on or around the steering wheel where it's simple to access on the road. There are four trim levels to accompany the seven engines that make up the 1 Series Convertible range though the top powerplants only come with the plusher trim levels. Buyers choose from ES, SE, Sport and M Sport. It's the M Sport package that really makes the difference to the car's appearance, and the way it drives. Buyers at this top level receive sports suspension, sports seats, an M Sport steering wheel and the M Aerodynamic package on their car.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

The 1 Series has gained a reputation as a tough little thing and the Convertible is no exception. Check the usual things too - service lights illuminated, body nicks and scrapes, damaged trim, cellphone mounting holes in the dashboard and a cast-iron full BMW dealer service history. The 120d is a car that has attracted demand but some owners have 'chipped' their 118d up to and beyond the 120d's 163bhp output. This will have warranty repercussions so be careful if the 118d you're test driving is suspiciously rapid. If you are after a very rapid but economical 1 Series, this is one route to look at, and companies like Superchips can make a 135i virtually M3 V8 quick while still retaining decent reliability and economy. It's worth being fussy (avoid dull non-metallic colours and gloomy interior trim colours) so that, when resale time comes, you'll get a lot more for your part exchange than you might expect. If you really want piece of mind, buy from a BMW dealer - but be prepared to pay the premium. The hood itself has proven largely trouble-free but it's worth giving it the once over to check for bird lime damage and any rips, scuffs or interior discolouration.

Replacement Parts

(based on a 2008 1 Series Convertible 125i - ex Vat) A clutch assembly is around £130. Front brake pads are around £40, a full exhaust about £360, an alternator around £100 and a tyre around £40. A starter motor is about £120. A headlamp is about £165.

On the Road

All 1 Series Convertibles are reasonably rapid, even the entry-level 118i reaching sixty in 9.3s on the way to 130mph. The flagship 135i almost halves this acceleration figure and has to be electronically restrained at 155mph. Being rear wheel drive, the 1 Series is always going to be the default driver's choice in this segment, though we're not huge fans of the electronic power steering fitted to all variants except the flagship 135i. It operates on an 'on demand' basis, reducing engine output normally needed to power the steering hydraulics. The Active Steering option is also one we'd avoid. If you're expecting typical pin-sharp BMW dynamics, you may be a little disappointed in the way the 1 Series corners. It's certainly more of a cruiser or a point and squirt thing than a gym-toned sports car. For that you'll need to eschew the rear seats and go shopping for a Z4. Buyers choose between either six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes. Steering wheel-mounted paddles enabling manual shifts of the auto 'box are standard on 135i cars and optional on 125i models. 135i customers get BMW's electronic differential lock which electronically slows the spinning inside rear wheel to enhance vehicle traction when the car is accelerating hard out of corners or tight bends. In this situation, it electronically slows the spinning inside rear wheel to improve traction and ensure that all available power is transferred to the road. Should you be careless enough to be about to roll your car roof-down, a sensor will register the imminent danger and, alongside the relevant airbag deployment, two roll-over bars will extend from behind the rear seats in a fraction of a second to protect the safety cell.

Overall

The BMW 1 Series Convertible fought against two key impediments - styling and price - and has come out smelling of roses. The public's spending power only goes so far in tough times, however, and you'll find many more of the more prosaic models and significantly fewer of the big horsepower variants. The best value in the 1 Series Convertible range lies at that less well defined cusp where the two sides of the Venn diagram overlap in the form of the 125i Convertible. It's got the sweetest engine in the range and you'll value that when you're driving with the hood down. Track down a low mileage example and you'll have one of the most talented four-seat convertibles around and, dare I say, a bargain BMW to boot.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
50%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
70%

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