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BMW 1-Series Hatchback M135i M Performance 5d Step Auto (2014/14)

BMW 1-Series Hatchback M135i M Performance 5d Step Auto (2014/14) - Owner Review

Exceptional mpg and comfort for a 300+ bhp car.
5

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Review submitted by
Martin Spindler on

BMW 1-Series Hatchback (11-19)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Knowledgeable, fun loving and reserved.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They have no idea of its potential.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I'm on my second so yes without hesitation.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another BMW or possibly a VW GTi with performance pack.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£28,500

When did you buy the car?
May 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
18% off list plus an excellent Part exchange value. I pride myself on having a good understanding of how and when to buy a car and maximise any discounts. On this occasion I travelled 350 miles return to gain the best deal.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Had a manual version previously which was very good but wanted to move to the highly rated 8 speed auto, the M135i offers me the perfect hot hatch solution.

What was the dealer like?
Usual BMW very high standard.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Effortless performance with superb brakes. The unique fit tyres provide excellent grip and the chasis is confidence inspiring, if I had to sum the car up in one word I would use "Strong".

What's it like to park?
Good visibility aided by standard fit parking sensors.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No, absolutely perfect and rattle free.

What's most practical about your car?
Exceptional mpg and comfort for a 300+ bhp car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
8 Speed auto box and oyster leather which adds a real quality ambience to the cabin.

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