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BMW 118i 2017 review: snapshot

The entry-level, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol 118i is offered as standard with a ‘Sport Line’ package.
EXPERT RATING
7.6
The entry-level, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol 118i ($39,990) is offered as standard with a ‘Sport Line’ package.

The entry-level, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol 118i ($39,990) is offered as standard with a ‘Sport Line’ package, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, the iDrive6 multimedia system, digital radio, sat nav with live traffic, climate control air, a reversing camera, a sports steering wheel, (cloth) front sports seats and rain-sensing wipers.

The 118i’s 1.5-litre turbo-petrol triple produces a respectable 100kW at 4400rpm, with maximum torque of 220Nm spread across a broad plateau from just 1250-4300rpm. An eight-speed auto transmission pushes drive to the rear wheels only.

BMW claims a figure of 4.8L/100km for the combined (ADR 81/02 - urban, extra-urban) fuel economy cycle for the 118i, emitting 112g/km of CO2 in the process.

Driver assistance tech including AEB, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning is standard across the range.

Pricing guides

$36,939
Based on 34 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$25,888
Highest Price
$56,990

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
120i Sportline 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $25,400 – 33,660 2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 120i Sportline Pricing and Specs
118i Urbanline 1.5L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $22,700 – 30,800 2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 118i Urbanline Pricing and Specs
M140I 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $39,600 – 50,710 2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 M140I Pricing and Specs
118i M-Sport 1.5L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $23,600 – 32,010 2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 118i M-Sport Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.6
James Cleary
Deputy Editor

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