BMW 1 Series Used Cars For Sale

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Our stock of used BMW 1 Series come in a range of gearbox and fuel type options and are currently located at the below sites

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The 1 Series is BMW’s answer to the Audi A3 and Mercedes A-class premium hatchbacks. It‘s the smallest model to wear the BMW roundel and comes with generally small and frugal petrol and diesel engines, although high-performance models are also available. 

For years, the 1 Series was unique in its class thanks to its rear-wheel-drive layout, but the latest, third-generation (2019 onwards) model adopts the more conventional front-wheel drive of its rivals. For those uninitiated, rear-wheel drive options provide a taste of BMW’s traditional dynamics on a budget, but the newer front-wheel-drive examples offer more space in the rear seats and boot, and they still drive extremely well. Indeed, BMW honed its front-wheel-drive art on the post-millennium MINI, which is closely related to the new 1 Series and remains a benchmark for front-wheel-drive dynamics.

Whichever way you’re leaning, the good news is we’ve got both second and third-generation used BMW 1 Series for sale in the Motorpoint network. You can take a look at our full used BMW 1 Series range online, or head down to your nearest Motorpoint store and book yourself a test drive.

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What Engine Choices Are On Offer In The Second Hand BMW 1 Series Range?

The engine line-up for second-generation (2011-2019) used BMW 1 Series cars starts with 1.5-litre three-cylinder engines for both the 116d diesel and 118i petrol models. Both options offer extremely affordable running costs, a distinctive soundtrack and decent performance.

2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines are fitted to the 116d, 118d and 120d diesels and the 118i, 120i and 125i petrols. Only the 120d is available with xDrive all-wheel drive. At the top of the range, you’ll find the M140i hot hatch, the last 1 Series to be fitted with a six-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual is standard in most cases, though used BMW 1 Series automatics with an eight-speed transmission are available. 

The latest model sticks with a comparable if not identical engine line-up. The 118i petrol and 116d diesel use 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engines, while the 118d and 120d step up to a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel.  Most models are front-wheel drive, but the 120d is again optionally available with xDrive all-wheel drive. The M140i returns at the top of the range, but this time with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive. 

What Body Styles Are Available On A Used BMW 1 Series?

Second-generation BMW 1 Series used cars are available as either three or five-door hatchbacks. Unlike the first generation, the closely related coupe and convertible models are marketed under the 2 Series name. The latest 1 Series is produced as a five-door hatchback only, though again related models wear the 2 Series moniker. 

Let’s Talk Trim Levels On Our Great Choice Of Used BMW 1 Series Cars For Sale 

Bar some special editions, the second-generation trim levels were essentially divided up into SE, Sport, M Sport and M Sport Shadow Edition, but even standard equipment is generous.

SE includes sat-nav, keyless start, auto lights and wipers, and 16-inch alloys. Sport upgrades to 17-inch alloys and sports seats, while a used BMW 1 Series M Sport is always an incredibly popular choice thanks to its 18-inch alloys, uprated brakes, leather interior, Harman Kardon audio and tinted front and rear lights for a moodier look – something the top-of-the-line Shadow Edition dials up with its darker 18-inch alloys. 

The latest model sticks with the same trim structure (except Shadow Edition). SE highlights include 16-inch alloys, full LED head and taillights, keyless ignition and cruise control. Sport adds 17-inch alloys, sports seats with tactile Nivala cloth/Sensatec trim and high-gloss Shadowline trim. M Sport highlights include 18-inch alloys, uprated sports suspension, heated front seats and the M body kit. 

Technology also took a huge leap for the latest generation, with a massive list of standard equipment – which brings us nicely to the next part of the pitch. 

What Tech Has The BMW 1 Series Second Hand Range Got To Offer?

Entry-level versions of the second-gen 1 Series don’t skimp when it comes to technology, with sat-nav, DAB radio and Bluetooth all offered as standard. Desirable options include the BMW Professional Media package and LED headlamps with high beam assist - which automatically dips and reactivates full beam lighting in line with oncoming traffic. 

Much like its mechanical layout, the latest model marks a radical departure from its predecessor when it comes to technology. Even the entry-level SE is supplied as standard with BMW Live Cockpit Professional hardware, which translates as a digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch screen that can be controlled by touch or with the intuitive iDrive rotary controller positioned next to the gearstick.

You also get BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant – much like Alexa, you wake it up with a ‘Hey BMW’ command, then give it an instruction, whether that’s to adjust the climate control, programme the sat-nav or change radio stations. The Connected Package Professional is also standard, bringing lifetime access to remote services, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and Spotify. 

Browse Our Stock To Find Your Perfect Used BMW 1 Series Now! 

Looking for that perfect used BMW 1 Series for sale near you? We’ve got you covered. Get down to your nearest Motorpoint store today and set up a test drive for your chosen model.