Used BMW 1 Series 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

Fuel Type

The 1-series is BMW’s answer to the Audi A3 and Mercedes A-class premium hatchbacks. It is 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 2019-on third generation adopts the more conventional front-wheel drive of its rivals. You’ll find examples of both the second- and third-generation in the Motorpoint network. On the one hand, rear-wheel drive provides 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 (remember BMW honed its front-wheel-drive art on the post-millennium Mini, which is related to the new 1-series and remains a benchmark for front-wheel-drive dynamics).

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BMW 1-Series Engines

The second-generation (2011-2019) 1-series engine line-up starts with 1.5-litre three-cylinder engines for both the 116d diesel and 118i petrol models, which offer extremely affordable running costs, a distinctive soundtrack and decent performance. 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines are fitted to both 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 the eight-speed automatic is optionally 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, if this time with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive.


The second-generation 2011-2019  BMW 1-series is available as either a three- or five-door hatchback. Unlike the first-generation, the closely related coupe and convertible models are marketed under the 2-series name. The latest 2019-on 1-series is produced as a five-door hatchback only, though again related models wear the 2-series moniker.

BMW 1-Series Trim Levels

Bar some special editions, the 2011-2019 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 M Sport is 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 last-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 – check out the info below.


Entry-level versions of the 2011-2019 1-series don’t skimp when it comes to technology, with sat-nav, DAB radio and Bluetooth all standard. Desirable options include the BMW Professional Media package and LED headlamps with high-beam assist which automatically dips and reactivates full beam 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, 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 of BMW 1-series - we're sure we can help you find the perfect one for you. You can reserve online and have it delivered straight to your door, or you can visit your local store to take one out for a test drive.