Hatchbacks can be cunning in subtly incorporating their strengths into the overall design. Rather than tout just power or only cargo space, manufacturers have a tendency to advertise their hatchbacks as a total package, making it difficult to determine a clear winner in many cases.
The BMW 1 Series is taking a slightly different approach than the typical hatchback on the market. The 1 Series comes to consumers as a highly individualized, rear-drive vehicle that prides itself on low emissions and economy where it counts the most. Any driver searching for a hatchback that meets all of their needs while clearly making a statement will have to look no further than BMW.
The BMW 1 Series eases drivers into its corner with a tremendously comfortable ride. It continues in displaying its strengths by offering impeccable handling that can even come as a surprise for a car with so much room to boot. This
BMW reaches out to families because of its low price tag and its ability to operate for next to nothing. You begin adding all these things up, and you quickly realize that the competition can barely hold a candle to it. For the individual that needs a little power associated with their family car, the 1 Series answers the call as well.
Strong acceleration drives this hatchback forward, especially on the low end, making it rare to feel the need to push it into high rev. The steering is agile and light; allowing the driver to feel like the quickness is totally at their command.
The Series 1 reaches for perfection and comes very close. The cons associated with this hatchback are few and only minor in the grand scheme of the driving experience. At low speeds, the suspension can feel a bit heavy. However, there is not lack of torque associated with the sensation. When one is pushing the limits on the motorway, the cabin noise can be slightly elevated; although, the standard MP3 and speaker combo does a superior job at filling in for the passing landscape.
This hatchback clearly surpasses the competition when you consider the cost of ownership. The sticker price does not severely undercut the competition, but the cost of driving it over time certainly does.
Fuel economy, a virtually non-existence maintenance schedule, and low insurance costs all declare the 1 Series a winner. The eco-minded will always quickly gravitate to this BMW thanks to the low CO2 emissions. Many of the competitors in the market may be able to offer seemingly good deals upfront, but hardly any of them hold their value over time as well as the 1 Series. Clearly, this hatchback has made a name for itself.
If you decide to buy a BMW 1 Series make sure you keep it well maintained and stay on top of car servicing available at Bristol Street Newcastle.