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BMW 118i 2018 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
7.4
The 1 Series is BMW’s take on a small hatchback and the 118i is the entry point into the range, at $39,990.

The 1 Series is BMW’s take on a small hatchback and the 118i is the entry point into the range, at $39,990.

The 118i comes standard with the Sport Line package, which adds 16-inch light alloy wheels and LED headlights while in the cabin it brings cloth upholstery sports seats and leather sports steering wheel, high gloss black trim and BMW scuff plates. Other standard features include a 6.5-inch display, with sat nav, reversing camera, six speaker stereo a digital radio and air-conditioning.

Powering the 118i is a three-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo-petrol making 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque. It’s the most fuel-efficient petrol engine in the range and uses just 5.2L/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

$44,900
Based on 169 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$29,800
Highest Price
$68,900

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
M140i 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $49,900 – 68,900 2018 BMW 1 SERIES 2018 M140i Pricing and Specs
118i M-SPORT 1.5L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $38,800 – 39,900 2018 BMW 1 SERIES 2018 118i M-SPORT Pricing and Specs
125i SHADOW EDITION 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $38,500 – 45,320 2018 BMW 1 SERIES 2018 125i SHADOW EDITION Pricing and Specs
118d SPORT LINE 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $37,880 – 39,980 2018 BMW 1 SERIES 2018 118d SPORT LINE Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.4
Richard Berry
Senior Journalist

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