Explore our quality selection of used BMW 1 Series for sale.
We recognise that, for many drivers, the world of premium vehicles can seem out of reach. But with Exchange and Mart's affordable range of second-hand options, getting your hands on your dream car is far from impossible!
And where better to start than with this iconic hatchback?
The entry-level model to one of the UK's most beloved car brands, the 1 Series combines an enjoyable drive with unmatched comfort. Plus, with a distinctive design that features BMW's statement kidney grill and aerodynamic profile, you are guaranteed to turn heads.
So, whether you're after a car that is as stylish as it is versatile or you're looking for something a little more on the luxury side, you won't want to miss out on this 'ultimate driving machine'.
BMW 1 Series - a quick look
- Iconic BMW hatchback
- Fun to drive
- Luxurious interior
- Good level of practicality
- Advanced safety features
- Firm ride quality
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Used BMW 1 Series for sale near you
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As one of the top contenders in the premium hatchback segment, further fuelled by the brand's strong reputation, second-hand models aren't in short supply. In our listings, you'll find an option for every budget, need, and style of driver.
And thanks to our wide network of trusted local dealerships and independent sellers, you'll never be too far from a pre-loved 1 Series for sale.
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Why we love the BMW 1 Series
We could go on and on about how impressed we are with this model's dynamic performance, but first, let's tackle the interior.
Aside from the soft-to-the-touch seating and convenient set-up, the 1 Series boasts a spacious cargo area that can accommodate various items. Even better, the rear seats are foldable, giving you extra flexibility for larger luggage. And with easy boot access, a trip to the shops has never been so stress-free.
Although if space is a high priority, you might be better off with one of the brand's SUV models, like the BMW X1.
When it comes to the exterior, it's all about the look.
The model's refined aesthetic appeals to a range of drivers, including young professionals, small families, and even motoring enthusiasts. Its sleek lines and attention to detail will give you an unmatched level of confidence on the road.
Offering that signature BMW sophistication, with the added practicality of a hatchback, the 1 Series truly gives you the best of both worlds.
But don't just take our word for it! To further support your buying journey, we have a whole host of BMW reviews available at the tap of a button.
What features does the BMW 1 Series have?
Like many of BMW's model ranges, the 1 Series comes equipped with a well-rounded package of tech features, as standard. This means that, regardless of which version you go for, you can enjoy everyday convenience behind the wheel.
As one of the manufacturer's most accessible car options, you really are getting great value for money.
Common features for all models:
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Touchscreen infotainment system, with various entertainment and navigation functions
- Automatic rain-sensing wipers
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Tire pressure monitoring system
Newer versions will have:
- Enhanced connectivity, including wireless smartphone charging
- Select Drive modes
- LED headlights with daytime running lights
Finding the perfect vehicle isn't just about getting from A to B. To truly fall in love with a car, it needs to speak to you on an individual level. That's why we are always on the lookout for new offers to add to our listings, ensuring we have something to tempt each and every one of our customers.
With the 1 Series, you have a wide selection of colours to choose from, allowing you to add a personal touch to your driving experience. Opt for black if you're after a polished finish or explore our vibrant shade selection to stand out from the crowd.
We can see why this model is such a popular pick!
What is the 1 Series like to drive?
When you're in the driver's seat, you want a car that's fun and easy to handle. Right? The 1 Series ticks both of these boxes.
Its precise steering gives you control at all times, especially when navigating tight bends, while the perky BMW engine provides ample acceleration when needed. But power doesn't necessarily equal noise. The well-insulated cabin creates a peaceful environment that adds to the model's premium feel.
After all, the BMW brand is just as much about the experience as it is about the drive.
If a BMW is a little beyond your budget, there are other hatchbacks out there. For instance, the Ford Focus is a staple daily driver that has been designed with reliability at the forefront. A family favourite, the Volkswagen Golf is another great choice.
Is the 1 Series a good first car?
For less-experienced drivers that are getting used to the road, you'll likely want a vehicle that is relatively small, reliable, and has lighter handling.
The good news? Your first car doesn't have to be an old banger! The second-hand market offers endless options that meet this checklist, including higher-end models.
With this in mind, the BMW 1 Series could be considered a good car for first-time drivers, if you're aiming for something more upscale. And where better to find a competitive deal than with Exchange and Mart?
Another factor to take into account is insurance. Generally speaking, luxury vehicles and first-time drivers aren't the best combination when it comes to insurance deals. Potentially something you want to avoid if you're looking to cut down on cost.
For extra guidance with this, our experts have broken down the various insurance types available.
What trim levels are available?
A fancy way of describing the different versions of a specific model, trim levels give a good indication of the features and equipment that you'll get with your new car.
The trim levels for the BMW 1 Series include the SE, Sport, M Sport, M1351, and 128ti.
Remember, the availability of each level will depend on what is currently in stock. If you can’t find a specific car in our listings, don’t worry! We have plenty of alternative BMW models to explore.
Our collection is always kept up to date with what’s on offer both locally and on a wider scale, meaning you get full access to the best of the best in the used car market.
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