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BMW 118d 2018 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
7.3
The BMW 118d has the only diesel engine in the 1 Series hatchback range and its also one of the most affordable cars in the line-up with its list price $44,990.

The BMW 118d has the only diesel engine in the 1 Series hatchback range and its also one of the most affordable cars in the line-up with its list price $44,990.

The 118d isn’t the cheapest in the range, though – that award goes to the 118i, which is $5000 and has a petrol engine. Both cars, however, share the same standard features, which include a 6.5-inch display, with sat nav, reversing camera, six-speaker stereo, a digital radio and air-conditioning.

The 118d comes standard with the 'Sport Line' package, too, which adds 16-inch light alloy wheels and LED headlights, while in the cabin it adds cloth upholstery sports seats and a leather sports steering wheel, high gloss black trim and BMW scuff plates.

A 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel moves the 118d and makes 110kW of power and heaps of torque at 320Nm.

According to BMW, this frugal engine uses just 4.2L/100km over a combination of urban and open roads. The transmission is a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic.

The 118i has the maximum five-star ANCAP rating awarded in 2011. Coming standard is AEB (city) with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning.

Pricing guides

$45,800
Based on 51 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$31,990
Highest Price
$59,988

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
M140I 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $39,900 – 51,040 2018 BMW 1 Series 2018 M140I Pricing and Specs
118i M-Sport 1.5L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $28,100 – 37,290 2018 BMW 1 Series 2018 118i M-Sport Pricing and Specs
125i Shadow Edition 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP MAN $32,400 – 42,460 2018 BMW 1 Series 2018 125i Shadow Edition Pricing and Specs
118d Sport Line 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $28,900 – 38,280 2018 BMW 1 Series 2018 118d Sport Line Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.3
Richard Berry
Senior Journalist

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