It’s the second-generation BMW 1-series which was released in 2011 with two variants, the F20 andF21. BMW 1-series has been known for maintaining its advantage over its competitors in the luxury compact segment. It comes with a front-engine rear-wheel-drive layout, in both diesel and petrol engines. The Centre of gravity is low and the weight balance is somewhat near to 50:50. Two engine types were offered, which were the most famous engine rebuilds of BMW 118d that included BMW’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel.

The mileage of the diesel engine is around 4.5l/100km which is better than many petrol models. The 105kW of power seems not much but when the 320Nm of torque comes in, it compensates for the loss in power. And all that torque coming in from as low as 1750 rpm. 0 to 100km/h time is 8.9s which is not that bad when compared to other models. You can drive it without having any feeling of guilt with only 118g/km CO2 emissions. The standard six-speed manual transmission makes this car a lot more fun to drive.

There is also a stop/start technology that is there for helping the fuel consumption. The chassis dynamics and the handling of corners are excellent. The excellent ride quality of it will never make you uncomfortable on any road. You will never feel any potholes, large or small because of the struts in front and multi-link rear suspension in the back. Rear seat legroom is not very spacious and due to the rear-wheel-drive system, it gets a large transmission tunnel.

Its great combination of performance, luxury, ride-handling, and mileage take it one step ahead of every other car in the luxury compact segment. Buyers who were looking for rear-seat space, for them, it will be an issue. As it does not offer much space in the back due to the transmission tunnel and rear-wheel drive. But to look on the brighter side, there is a 10% increase in the luggage space which results in a total 360-liter cargo space in the back. But even if this cargo space is not good enough to your standards then you can fold the back seats and get a total of 1200 liters of cargo space.

 That means you can easily put your surfboards or skis in the back of your hatch and go wherever you want to go surfing or skiing. As far as the styling goes, it’s not BMW’s most beautiful or aesthetical pleasing work. The car feels beautifully balanced under high loads and the breaks also do a pretty neat job under high loads and that’s very rare in this class. There are three driving modes. Eco Pro, Comfort, and Sport. You get to choose between these three driving modes based on traffic and road conditions at the time. In Eco Pro mode the car stays in larger gears for better consumption. And in Sport mode, the car tends to rev high and stays in smaller gear for a long time. There is also a sequential shift lever that makes you shift gears manually.

But to look on the brighter side, there is a 10% increase in the luggage space which results in a total 360-liter cargo space in the back. But even if this cargo space is not good enough to your standards then you can fold the back seats and get a total of 1200 liters of cargo space.

You can drive it without having any feeling of guilt with only 118g/km CO2 emissions. The standard six-speed manual transmission makes this car a lot more fun to drive.There is also a stop/start technology that is there for helping the fuel consumption. The chassis dynamics and the handling of corners are excellent. The excellent ride quality of it will never make you uncomfortable on any road.