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BMW 120i 2017 review: snapshot

The four-cylinder, turbo-petrol 120i produces 135kW/270Nm.
EXPERT RATING
7.9
The four-cylinder, turbo-petrol 120i starts at $45,990.

The four-cylinder, turbo-petrol 120i ($45,990) features LED headlights, the iDrive6 multimedia system, digital radio, sat nav with live traffic, climate control air, a reversing camera, and rain-sensing wipers. The standard ‘Urban Line' package adds 17-inch rims, LED fog lights, front and rear parking sensors, 'Dakota' leather upholstery, interior ambient lighting and an anti-dazzle rear-view mirror.

Its 2.0-litre engine develops 135kW at 5000rpm, and 270Nm between 1350-4600rpm. An eight-speed auto transmission pushes drive to the rear wheels only.

BMW claims a figure of 5.8L/100km for the combined (ADR 81/02 - urban, extra-urban) fuel economy cycle for the 120i, emitting 133g/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
7.9
James Cleary
Deputy Editor

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