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BMW 1 Series Lease

The BMW 1 Series, first unleashed back in 2004, has won an envious reputation as one of the best premium hatchbacks available to lease. Sitting below the 2 Series Coupe, it’s also one of the best-selling cars in the BMW portfolio. 

And recent styling tweaks have not only made it powerful, it also looks more aggressive than ever, as it continues to compete with the likes of the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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One of the main reasons for the 1 Series’ success is its pristine interior design, which is almost a tribute to BMW's earlier models which were so highly recognized for their commitment to cabin luxury and superiority. Alongside the swathes of interior features and technology, legroom has also been improved considerably compared with previous 1 Series models.

When it comes to powertrains, the super-efficient 116d diesel engine offers up to 62 miles to the gallon as well as low CO2 emissions,

Meanwhile the 1 Series comes in various spec levels - SE, Sport, M Sport, the 128ti, and the performance-packed, all-wheel drive M135i xDRIVE.

The 306hp M135i packs a real punch - accelerating from 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds.

While a brand new 128ti is a Volkswagen Golf GTI rival, using a 2.0 petrol engine to churn out 265hp and a 0-62mph time of 6.1 seconds.

Our sales advisers have a great knowledge when it comes to BMW 1 Series Lease with a wealth of experience they're able to draw upon. This means you'll always get the deal most suited to your personal and budget specifics. Please get in contact with us via email: enquiries@selectcarleasing.co.uk or call: 0118 920 5130.

  • Car Leasing Category: Hatchback
  • Select’s Car Review Score: 3.9/5
  • Boot size: 360 litres
  • Engine Options: Diesel, petrol.
  • NCAP Safety Rating: 5 stars
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BMW 1 Series Hatchback - Featured Deals

42 vehicles found
Dea
Special offer
Jul delivery
118i [136] SE 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] [2024.25] Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Lane Departure Warning System – Cruise Control
Petrol Manual 130 g/km £28,750
Dea
Special offer
Jul delivery
118i [136] Sport 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] [2024.25] 17" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Lane Departure Warning System
Petrol Manual 131 g/km £29,800
Dea
Special offer
Jun delivery
118i [136] Sport 5dr Step Auto [Live Cockpit Pro] [2024.25] 17" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Lane Departure Warning System
Petrol Automatic 131 g/km £31,285
Dea
Committed
Special offer
May delivery
118i [136] M Sport 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] [2024.25] 18" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Petrol Manual 134 g/km £31,600
Dea
Committed
Special offer
May delivery
118i [136] M Sport 5dr Step Auto [LCP] [2024.25] 18" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Petrol Automatic 134 g/km £33,085
Dea
Committed
Special offer
In stock
128ti 5dr Step Auto [Live Cockpit Professional] [2024.25] 18" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Petrol Automatic 158 g/km £37,410
Dea
Special offer
Jun delivery
M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto [2024.25] 18" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Petrol Automatic 168 g/km £41,880
SAN
Special offer
Jun delivery
M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto [Tech/Pro Pack] [2024.25] 19" Alloy Wheels – Auto-Park/Park Assist – Heated Seats
Petrol Automatic 172 g/km £45,220
Dea
Special offer
In stock
118i [136] M Sport 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] [2022.25] 18" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Petrol Manual 134 g/km £30,125
Dea
Special offer
In stock
118i [136] M Sport 5dr Step Auto [LCP] [2023] 18" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Petrol Automatic 134 g/km £32,055
Dea
Special offer
In stock
118i [136] M Sport 5dr [Live Cockpit Pro/Pro pk] [2023.5] 18" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Petrol Manual 137 g/km £33,460
Dea
Special offer
In stock
M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto [Pro Pack] [2023.5] 19" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Petrol Automatic 171 g/km £43,270
Special offer
In stock
M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto [Tech/Pro Pack] [2023.5] 19" Alloy Wheels – Auto-Park/Park Assist – Heated Seats
Petrol Automatic 172 g/km £44,845
SAN
118i [136] SE 5dr Step Auto [Live Cockpit Pro] [2024.25] Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Lane Departure Warning System – Cruise Control
Petrol Automatic 129 g/km £30,235
SAN
116d SE 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] [2024.25] Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Lane Departure Warning System – Cruise Control
Diesel Manual 120 g/km £29,955
SAN
116d Sport 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] [2024.25] 17" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Lane Departure Warning System
Diesel Manual 122 g/km £30,995
SAN
116d SE 5dr Step Auto [Live Cockpit Professional] [2024.25] Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Lane Departure Warning System – Cruise Control
Diesel Automatic 121 g/km £31,440
SAN
116d M Sport 5dr [Live Cockpit Professional] [2024.25] 18" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Heated Seats
Diesel Manual 124 g/km £32,795
SAN
116d Sport 5dr Step Auto [Live Cockpit Pro] [2024.25] 17" Alloy Wheels – Front + Rear Parking Sensors – Lane Departure Warning System
Diesel Automatic 123 g/km £32,480
SAN
118i [136] M Sport 5dr [Live Cockpit Pro/Tech pk] [2024.25] 18" Alloy Wheels – Auto-Park/Park Assist – Heated Seats
Petrol Manual 134 g/km £33,175

About the BMW 1 Series

The 1 Series is in its third generation, and since its launch, it's proved popular and much improved.

It was initially launched in 2004 and has evolved since then to become a viable contender in one of the most competitive sectors of the market.

With good ride comfort, refined engines, agile handling and a decent helping of practicality for a small car, it’s one of the best in its class.

BMW has also enhanced its appearance over the years, with a sportier and cheekier front end, creases down the sides and far more personality at the rear than older models.

Additionally, the 1 Series comes with a range of well-refined engines that will maximise fuel economy while providing a decent level of performance.

Why lease a BMW 1 Series?

Well, first of all, it’s a BMW - at a knock-down price when you consider many of its models.

While this might not be the most luxurious model BMW makes, it still comes with a level of attention to detail that is sure to impress.

In addition, it comes with BMW’s class-leading infotainment system, that provides a level of ease and control which is yet to be beaten by any other manufacturer.

A wide selection of trim levels is available, and there's also a good range of choices for engines.

All that added together means this is the most sophisticated 1 Series yet.

BMW 1 Series Frequently Asked Questions

The BMW 1 Series is a well-refined, classy and sophisticated all-rounder, offering decent practicality for a car of its size. Being a small BMW, it's nimble. It zips about nicely, offering entertaining driving dynamics in a vehicle that's well-equipped as standard with a lovely interior that incorporates BMW's class-leading infotainment system. The higher-powered editions are tempting, and while you'll undoubtedly have lots of fun in those, the three mainstream grades still make for an enjoyable driving experience. While Audi and Mercedes-Benz give the 1 Series a healthy run for its money, the hatchback is a worthy competitor that ticks all the right boxes and offers owners the opportunity to drive a BMW without spending a fortune.

If you’re unsure whether it’s better to lease or to buy your new car, then have a read of our Buying Vs Leasing Guide which details out the main things for you to consider.

If you take the M135i model into account, there's quite a contrast between each end of the BMW 1 Series range, which will impact the price significantly. However, we work closely with manufacturers to keep our prices as low as possible. As a result, we can offer the BMW 1 Series for as little as £325 a month.

By leasing a BMW 1 Series, you'll be getting a very well-equipped car. It will include alloy wheels, which will be at least 16 inches, with larger sizes available further up the range, and a lovely interior with cloth upholstery as standard at entry-level. Still, more luxurious materials are available on higher trims, while all models get BMW's excellent infotainment system and a leather steering wheel. In addition, all variants offer excellent handling, well-refined engines throughout the range and an attractive, well-designed interior. Look at the model description for more information about the 1 Series' key features.

Safety-wise, yes – and it has a five-star rating to prove it, which was awarded by crash-testing body Euro NCAP, who put the 1 Series through its paces. It comes packed with safety equipment, and the latest driver assistance technology, including automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and speed limit assist, fore and aft parking sensors and cruise control. Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality and rear-cross traffic alert can be added as part of an optional Driving Assistance pack. In terms of practicality, there's a reasonable amount of space in the cabin despite being a small car, and the hatchback opening means the boot is easily accessible.

There are five trims on the BMW 1 Series, although three are conventional trims, with two being technically separate models in their own right. Entry-level SE offers a civilised level of standard equipment, with 16-inch alloys, cloth upholstery, BMW’s highly-regarded infotainment system, a leather steering wheel and silver interior decor. At the same time, the Sports trim gets 17-inch alloys, sports styling elements, sports seats and steering wheel. 

Meanwhile, the M Sport takes this a stage further, introducing even more athletic styling, as well as 18-inch wheels with sports suspension and Alcantara upholstery. Finally, the two special versions, the 128ti and the M135i dial things up a notch, with the latter offering a true M model at the top of the range.

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BMW 1 Series Review

A BMW has to offer an engaging drive, and the move from a sporty rear-drive chassis to a generic front-wheel-drive setup could water down the experience. However, as you’ll discover, the switch has emboldened the car, making it a zesty and alert hatchback that encourages playtime.

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