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Used BMW 1 Series Cars for Sale

All the prestige associated with the iconic BMW badge can be yours at an attractive price tag with the BMW 1 Series. Boasting the luxury of rear-wheel drive in a hatchback, the 1 Series benefits from German engineering and more trim options and special features than you can shake a gear stick at.

Our used BMW 1 Series finance deals can cater to several tastes and budgets, and range from basic models to sporty numbers that really pack some power under the bonnet. Have you spotted a for sale sign on your dream used BMW?

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£7,499

Registration Date
2010 (10)
Mileage
69,014mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Warrington
Body Style
Convertible

£7,799

Registration Date
2011 (11)
Mileage
45,349mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Location
Wakefield
Body Style
Hatchback 3dr

£10,299

Registration Date
2012 (62)
Mileage
21,115mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Wakefield
Body Style
Hatchback 3dr

£10,799

Registration Date
2013 (63)
Mileage
30,046mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Location
Manchester
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

£10,799

Registration Date
2012 (62)
Mileage
19,305mi.
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Wakefield
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

£10,999

Registration Date
2013 (63)
Mileage
50,683mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Sheffield
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

£10,999

Registration Date
2014 (64)
Mileage
27,725mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Manchester
Body Style
Hatchback 3dr

£11,499

Registration Date
2013 (63)
Mileage
16,438mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Location
Sheffield
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

£11,499

Registration Date
2013 (63)
Mileage
35,315mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Warrington
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

£11,499

Registration Date
2015 (15)
Mileage
50,082mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Warrington
Body Style
Hatchback 3dr

£11,499

Registration Date
2014 (64)
Mileage
29,496mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Sheffield
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

£11,499

Registration Date
2014 (14)
Mileage
21,487mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Warrington
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

£11,499

Registration Date
2014 (14)
Mileage
31,398mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Location
Wakefield
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

£11,499

Registration Date
2014 (64)
Mileage
38,315mi.
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Location
Manchester
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr

Key Facts

Looking the part both inside and out, the 1 Series is BMW’s successful attempt at throwing a cat amongst the pigeons when it comes to its peers.

As it’s the only car in its class which is rear-wheel drive, the 1 Series benefits from having supreme road-holding abilities, while BMW’s superior build quality is another big draw.  Even the base model has a host of trim pieces and features that are only usually found on top-of-the-range models.

There are both three and five door versions of the 1 Series too, while you also have the option of choosing an economical or sporty model – whichever best suits your needs. Whatever you go for, expect to pay in the region of £10,000 to £17,000 on the used market.

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Why buy a Bmw 1 Series?

The 1 Series has smart looks and mod cons to match – even the base model is packed with features. It’s also well-made and is enjoyable to drive, so it’s far from a one-trick pony.

Although it lines up against the likes of the VW Golf, the Audi A3 and the Mercedes A-Class, the range is slightly pricier than most of its competitors. You’re getting your money’s worth, though. Especially when it’s spent on the M135i 1 Series, which is capable of hitting 0-62 in five seconds; an astounding time, especially for a hatchback. Although, there are more economical models too, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Which Bmw 1 Series is right for me?

Latest Range


Quick off the line: BMW 1 Series M Sport

Quick off the line: BMW 1 Series M Sport

The first 1 Series on the list to feature the famous M badge, which signals a more high-performance engine, you can expect to pay up to and around the £15,000 mark on the used market for the five-door variant.

Expect to achieve 0-62 in fewer than 10 seconds if you’re looking at the 1 Series 118 M Sport, while the 125i M Sport hits the same target in an astonishing 6.4 seconds.

Previous Range


For money conscious folk: BMW 1 Series SE

For money conscious folk: BMW 1 Series SE

The SE is the base model in the range, although you can still expect to pay up to the £10,000 mark, even on the used market. But, for a premium price, you do get a lot of features.

Expect to see BMW’s trip computer, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and air conditioning. On the outside, you’ll probably be getting a good-size set of alloy wheels too – a feature not always seen on the base model of other ranges.

Looking the part: BMW 1 Series Sport

Looking the part: BMW 1 Series Sport

The 1 Series Sport does what it says on the tin – it’s sportier both outside and in. Expect to see a host of additional trim pieces. And if you find the right version from this previous range (2004–2011), you could hit 60mph in less than eight seconds, according to BMW. Sporty by name, sporty by nature.

What are the Alternatives?

Reliability and respect: Volkswagen Golf

Reliability and respect: Volkswagen Golf

The Golf has been a mainstay in this area of the market ever since coming off the production line some 40 years ago. As such, it has become the blueprint for many modern hatchbacks.

Still as popular as ever, you can expect to pick up a second-hand Golf for less than a comparable 1 Series. However, the best of the bunch, the M135i, is somewhat faster than the top-of-the-range Golf R-Line.

The Golf doesn’t scrimp when it comes to features, even though it may cost less, and VW’s innovative BlueMotion technology means that you’ll find a few in the cheap A tax band.


Used Volkswagen Golf

German quality but a little cheaper: Audi A3

German quality but a little cheaper: Audi A3

BMW, Mercedes and Audi are always fighting it out to be the go-to German car manufacturer and the hatchback class is no different. You can expect to pick up a used A3 for around £7,500 upwards, while the cheapest BMW 1 Series models are often a little more.


Used Audi A3

The first-class experience: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The first-class experience: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

As the A-Class line was only revamped recently by Mercedes, you can expect to pay slightly more in the current market. With the top-of-the-range A-Class models coming in at the £20,000 mark, you can actually buy a second-hand 1 Series Coupe rather than the three- or five-door hatchback for the same price.


Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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