Used BMW 1-Series Coupe (2007 - 2013) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Jan 2009
4.5
Entry-level BMW motoring gets the wow factor with the arrival of the 1-Series Coupe. It takes over the slot vacated by the popular 3-Series Coupe, which has moved further upmarket.

BMW 1-Series Coupe (07-13)
A delight to drive, good choice of efficient engines, superb build quality
Tricky access to rear seats, styling ungainly from some angles

New price range:

£21,960 - £34,145

Used price range:

£1,985 - £14,614

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Entry-level BMW motoring gets the wow factor with the arrival of the 1-Series Coupe. It takes over the slot vacated by the popular 3-Series Coupe, which has moved further upmarket. It's not the best looking coupe around and lacks the svelte lines of alternatives like the Audi TT, but that doesn't prevent it from being great to drive - just like the standard 1-Series hatchback.

Two petrol and two diesel engines are available but all cars come with BMW's fuel-saving Efficient Dynamics system, while performance is strong whichever model you choose. The result is a winning recipe that delivers the type of drive expected by enthusiasts in a distinctively styled package.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The overall visibility and ease of parking. Boot size is good too.  

5 out of 5

Alex Webb ,   13 Jan 2016    ... read more

 Boot is surprisingly big for a coupe and the rear seats can quickly be folded using the handles in the boot.  

4 out of 5

Matthew Hicken ,   30 Dec 2014    ... read more

 MPG - I drive between Kent and Manchester every week, using the power the engine delivers and can still easily achieve 55-60mpg. There is also plenty of legroom all round, and a great sized boot with...  

4 out of 5

Ben Relf ,   04 Oct 2014    ... read more

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