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Author: Dan Clarkson

Published Date: 04/08/2016

For practicality, performance and style, the 1 Series is one of BMW's best all-rounders all of these are key attributes for choosing the right car for the summertime.

The updated 1 Series has many improvements on both the outside and inside of the vehicle and this helps to make this a more tantalising option.

Hatchbacks are known for being practical, and despite the size compared to other BMW models, the 1 Series doesn't disappoint, with 360 litres of boot space and 1200 litres when the rear seats are folded down. That's plenty of storage for luggage when you’re going on holiday.

The engines on offer help to give the 1 Series good performance throughout the range, such as the 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol installed on the 118i SE Sports up to the 3-litre six-cylinder petrol fitted to the M140i, which produces 340hp. With diesel engine options also available, each version of the 1 Series comes with either a manual or automatic gearbox. Any combination will lead to efficient driving, so with any engine you will have great performance teamed with cheaper driving.

Options are available to make your car embrace summer more, such as an electric glass sunroof, sun protection glass for the rear seating area and altered windscreen with grey shade band to prevent dazzling from the sun.

With a quality interior finish and sporty exterior design as standard, the 1 Series is a great vehicle at any time of the year, but for the demands of the summer months, it can be the ideal car.

To find out more information about the 1 Series range and to book a test drive, contact your nearest Cooper BMW Centre.

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