BMW 1-Series Hatchback (2011 -) Equipment

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2016
4.5
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but you would have to be a bit of BMW fan to believe the original 1 Series was a good looking hatchback. In fact its long bonnet and rounded rear-end made it look as though it had been prodded a little with the ugly stick.

4 out of 5

Equipment

  • Three grades to choose from: SE, Sport and M Sport
  • Well-equipped from the off
  • Plenty of options to select as wellll

There's a decent range of kit on offer and the 1 Series comes in a choice of three trim levels: SE, Sport and M Sport.

Standard BMW 1 Series equipment

As standard the SE 1 Series gets sat-nav, remote control central locking, keyless engine ignition, automatic air-con, a multi-function leather adjustable steering wheel, a 6.5-inch flat screen monitor and iDrive controller, rain sensor wipers, automatic lights, DAB radio, six loudspeakers, AUX-In socket, Bluetooth including audio streaming functionality,16-inch alloy wheels, sliding front armrest and fog lights.

Also available is a SIM card embedded in the car which enables a variety of online services to be used on the move including web browsing, BMW online services and social media.

Move up to Sport trim and you get 17-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, black high-gloss interior trim, Sport exterior styling elements, Sport steering wheel and Sports seats.

Top-of-the-range M Sport comes as standard with 18-inch M Sport alloy wheels, aluminium hexagon interior trim, M Aerodynamic body styling, M Sport suspension, Sport seats, Alcantara upholstery and an M Sport leather steering wheel.

Optional BMW 1 Series accessories

Buyers can pick from a range of exterior colours, including conventional metallic and non-metallic finishes, while a selection of alloy wheels are available to further customise your car.

Inside, as you’d expect, there are a variety of seat and trim choices on offer. If you’re looking to further increase the BMW 1 Series’ equipment, then a multitude of option packages are available.

BMW’s driver’s comfort pack adds accessories like cruise control and rear parking sensors, making the car easier to live with. The interior comfort pack improves the general upmarket feel of the cabin by increasing the number of storage solutions and by upgrading the air-con to a climate control system. It’s well worth having.

Also on offer is a visibility package, which adds adaptive xenon headlights alongside other minor upgrades.

The selection of driver assistance systems available for the new BMW 1 Series include a rear-view camera, High Beam Assistant, Speed Limit Info including No Passing Info display and the Driving Assistant. The latter comprises the camera-based Lane Departure Warning and Collision Warning systems as well as the Attention Assistant feature.

Other options include electrically adjustable and heated front seats, two-zone automatic air-con, heated steering wheel, a 40:20:40 split rear seat backrest and the Harman Kardon Hi-Fi system, complete with 12 loudspeakers and a digital amplifier with 360 watts.

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Equipment

Key:

Standard item

Optional item

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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