Used BMW 1-Series Hatchback (2011 - 2019) Costs

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2016
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

Running costs

  • BMW 120d with the automatic gearbox returns strong economy
  • Running costs and servicing can be expensive
  • High quality product though

BMW 1 Series running costs can be quite high, as servicing can prove expensive at a BMW dealer. The upside is that you are well looked after and the quality of workmanship is very good.

If you are looking for good economy then the BMW 120d with the automatic gearbox is the best choice in the range, returning an impressive 64.2mpg.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£807 - £1,338 *


£597 - £918 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period



Three years/unlimited mileage

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £475.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

In most instances BMW 1 Series emissions are low. The cleanest engine in the range is the 116d. It emits 117g/km of CO2. Opting for the higher-powered 120d won't cause many problems either as it kicks out 119g/km of CO2 - an excellent figure for the more powerful engine.

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