BMW 1 Series Leasing
BMW's smallest model, the 1 Series Hatch, is still desirable, not least as a driver's car. It's still the only rear-driven model in the premium compact segment.
BMW's 1 Series has been radically changed beneath the bonnet in recent times, the changes bringing more power and improved efficiency. With LeasePlan, a BMW 1 Series lease can mean the range-topping M140i hot hatch, or – at the other end – the super-economical three-cylinder 116d.
Our most popular BMW 1 Series leasing deals
Why Would You Want One?
The second generation 1 Series model has corrected many previous faults and this improved version finesses the package still further. While it's still not the most elegant looking hatch on the market, it's no longer conspicuously weird-looking, whether you choose three or five doors. You could even call this car handsome. All of which makes the prospect of a BMW 1 Series lease more tempting.
The most recent package of facelift alterations brought us exterior styling that’s certainly a bit neater. Full LED headlamps with low and main beam are on the options list, with Adaptive LED headlamps a further option. At the rear, smart tail lamps with a familiar BMW 'L' shape design also use LED tech.
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The 1 Series is still a bit more cramped in the back than something like a Golf. Nevertheless, the cabin is a good deal better looking than most rivals, and the package of facelift changes back in 2015 brought us a revision to the dashboard’s minor controls. There's also a standard, freestanding 6.5-inch display screen. All 1 Series models are optionally available with a 40:20:40 split rear seat backrest: folding one or more of the sections allows boot capacity to be increased in stages from 360 to 1,200 litres.
Going for the ‘lease BMW 1 Series’ option gets you a wide range of engine choices. The fresh 'Baukasten' 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbocharged units used in the 120i and the 125i variants are welcome. Meanwhile, at the top of the line-up, the sporting M140i hot hatch now features a potent 3.0-litre straight-six developing 340bhp that’s enough to send this car to 62mph in just 4.6 seconds.
Even the popular 2.0-litre diesel has been tweaked in recent times. The majority of 1 Series models are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox, but the all-wheel-drive 120d xDrive variant features as standard the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. It features faster gearchanges, shift paddles on the steering wheel, and a launch control function.
LeasePlan has 30 years’ experience in the vehicle leasing sector, so we know cars, and we know businesses. With our Business Contract Hire option, you can:
- Pay a fixed monthly rental
- Take advantage of our service and maintenance packages
- Have a huge range of cars to choose from
- Choose short term vehicle hire
- Terms and mileage to suit
The Bottom Line
Where this 1 Series model scores is in the way it builds in so much value for the customer. The cabin looks and feels better aligned to more expensive BMW models and the engine range now delivers more choice. One thing that hasn't changed is that the Munich-based maker continues to offer a balance between performance and economy that almost seems to defy the basic laws of thermodynamics. And BMW 1 Series lease deals are very competitive. In short, you’d like one – and you can justify liking one.
Like the look of the 1-Series, but want to see more?
We have a huge selection of compact, premium hatchbacks for you to choose from. If you’re interested in 1-Series lease deals, you might also want to take a look at more great deals on similar cars like the Audi A3 or Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Browse our range of vehicles and wide variety of options today.
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