BMW 118d is a representative of the 1-series car which was first produced in the year 2004. The sales of the car were great and by the year 2006 the amount of cars sold throughout the world hit the line of 1 million. It was a sensation, while experts didn’t expect the car using rear-wheel drive be so successful on the global scale.
All latest versions have 2.0-liter diesel engine coupled to six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The company states that the car consumes 4.4 liter/a hundred km. Due to the suspension and steering, doing well on turns/cornering the handling is smooth and balanced. The steering isn’t sensitive, it responds to the driver’s involvement on the highway and ordinary roads. And the breaks work efficiently even when the car is overloaded.
BMW 118d actually is a bit classier in its exterior than other representatives of 1-series. Though it is wider in the front than other hatchbacks of the same class, the rear seats lack the space. So adults must be prepared for uncomfortable rides especially on long trips. But on the other hand, there is much space for all sorts of cargo. The ordinary luggage capacity of the car is 360 liters. But the data increases when the rear seats turn flat: this time cargo capacity grows to an impressive figure of 1200 liters. The exterior in the front is reinforced by masculine lines and the dimensions make the car rather wide in the front, but dynamics of the car compensates for the longer wheelbase and width. The car has the following dimensions: 4324 mm length, 1765 mm width, 1421mm height and 2690 wheelbase.
Inside the car is equipped with sporty leather seats. There are also lots of metallic finishes which make the car rather interesting together with the black color of the trim. The latest versions provide all the possible amenities for the occupants. The audio system, climate and cruise control all make the car a premium one. The car is packed with all the safety measures, obligatory in the modern world: six airbags, ABS, USP.
Next year the company is going to launch the production of three-door hatchbacks, coupe and convertibles.
BMW 118d is a solution for those who want to have a compact car with lots of power under the hood. The prices for the car are so attractive, that it leaves the car in demand in its class of premium-line five-door hatchbacks.