The BMW 1 Series Hatchback vs The BMW 1 Series Coupe

The BMW 1 Series is all about safety, practicality and decent performance for a small car. When developed, it was a first of its type developed from the company.

Motorists with families will lean towards a family car whereas drivers who want better performance and more style will opt for the coupe. Being a BMW, the car will have very high standards to meet. We take a look at some of its very best features of both.

BMW 1 Series Hatchback

Great visibility

Being a small car the visibility on the road is surprisingly very clear. The placement of components and interior design has made that possible.

Safety within

You get a great sense of safety and security inside the 1 Series. There are airbags present throughout as well as deadlocks. A car alarm is also included as well dynamic stability control.


It does stand out and is one of the most attractive cars in its category compared to rivals. The car looks quite unique and distinctive.


Rear-wheel drive help the car handle and drive superbly. A fun car to drive, it’s also quite over speed bumps and unsmooth roads. It drives round corners very well for a car of its class with responsive steering. The 1 Series is possibly the best car in terms of handling within its particular category.


 Owners are unlikely to complain of problems too often. Being a BMW, it’s developed with great quality throughout and is made to last.

Cost of running the car

The Insurance groups for the car start from group 10. It has been said that the 118d can achieve between approximately 50 and 60 mpg for its diesel models, with petrol versions said to be between approximately 35 and 55 mpg.

BMW 1 Series Coupe


The look of the car is very sporty and costly. The car will attract plenty of attention with its striking appearance and is available in 3 colours, black, white and orange.


This particular model has 3 petrol and 3 diesel engines. One of the better features about the car is the superb performance of some it’s engines. The 135i can hit 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds and has a total of 306 BHP. Diesel version also performs pretty well with the 120d containing 177 BHP and the 123d model having 204bhp.

Cost of running the car

For such a powerful car the running costs are surprisingly not too bad. It has stated that the 120d can achieve 59mpg with the 123d achieving an average of 54mpg. Both also emit very low C02 for it’s type.