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BMW 1 Series (2004-2011)

£2,478 Price from

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Key features
  • Medium
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

We haven't tested this product in the Which? test lab, but here is a product overview based on our experiences of other models from this brand.

The BMW 1 Series, launched in 2004, was the German company's first medium-sized family hatchback. Designed to compete with the Volkswagen Golf, it has distinctive looks and an equally unusual layout: it's rear-wheel drive, in contrast to the more usual front-drive set-up of most rivals. Is the 1 Series a better second-hand bet than rivals like the Audi A3 and Honda Civic? Find out in our full review.

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First reviewed by Which?

September 2004

Released

September 2004

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