Test of the BMW 1 series through the streets of Malaga
The series 1 is the most compact car of the German BMW brand, in recent years it has become one of the star models of the brand by number of sales, the gateway for some customers to the BMW world. With a 3 or 5 doors version, the BMW demonstrates the dynamism, sportiness and elegance typical of the cars manufactured by the brand. Enjoy a BMW 1 series with Fetajo rent a car Malaga.
This time we tested the BMW 1 Series 116d version available at the car rental offices in Malaga Fetajorentacar. In this case we used a model that is equipped with the M sport pack that enhances the sport’s image of the model and underlines even more the aesthetic changes that has received the series 1.
The front is much more attractive thanks to the new adjustment of the bumper that in the M version is characterized by slightly larger air intakes, it also has restyled headlights, their shape are flatter, which gives a little more aggressivity to the set, also according to the version, it can be ordered with LED technology. The double kidney-shaped grille typical of BMW is a bit wider than usual. With fetajo you will enjoy the car Hire Malaga Airport.
There are also changes in the rear end, the indicators are completely new with a L-shape and embrace both the trunk and the side plates, this coupled with the new shape of the bumper makes the rear view of the car appear wider and is more attractive.
With this new restylinh of the series 1, BMW puts an end to some criticism that said the front of the previous model had lost some personality, while the shape of the back did not convince all customers.
With this version of the Series 1, the brand has succumbed to the tendency of displacement reduction and the reduction of the size of its motors, what is known as Downsizing, that is to say, to reduce the consumption of fuel but maintaining the same benefits of maximum power per engine.
The tested version of the series 1 116d carries a motor of 1500 cc with only 3 cylinders and not 4 so it manages to spend very little, according to the brand, it is about 3.9 l / 100 km. According to our own test in the streets of Malaga, it rose almost to 6 l / 100Km. Thanks to the stop / start system and the Ecopro program that allows inertial propulsion (reaching between 50 and 160 km/h, at the moment we stop accelerating, the engine is decoupled from the transmission, minimizing friction and therefore needs less consumption). In Fetajo rent a car we offer a modern fleet with very low consumption to improve your rent a car service in Rent a car Malaga Airport.
With this data you could think that the BMW 1 series is a utility, but it is not, the 116 BHP push very strongly (from 0 to 100 in 10 seconds), transferring a completely sporty character to the BMW, the engine accelerates in a linear and progressive form, also is very easy to handle with its 8-speed gearbox, we couldn’t use the gear switch with the steering wheel levers and had to go through with the traditional shift knob.
The new version of the series 1 comes with three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel that conveys quality and comfort in driving, sports seats with alcantara upholstery, with footrest for the left foot. All the instrumentation is oriented towards the driver, we emphasize that some of the materials of the interior does not have the finish that is expected for a car of the level of the BMW 1 series, like the plastics of the top of the dashboard, but as usual with the German brand, the finish is always very sober and with few frills. Pick up this BMW 1 Series with our car rental service in Mijas.
One of the criticisms received by German brands is the scarce equipment with which the standard vehicles are delivered and the high price for some of its options, in this case BMW reacts and takes advantage of the restyling to put some complements in the series 1 like the professional BMW radio at any level of finish. The I-Drive control system up to now has only been included in the higher versions of the model. Enjoy the best driving with a BMW 1 series by Málaga with rent a car Malaga Airport.
In the series 1, 4 people can travel comfortably, the central seat is a bit uncomfortable due to the space occupied by the transmission shaft.
As for the trunk, the opening gap is still reduced, it loses 30 liters of capacity and remains with a total of 160 liters, hence the improvement in the interior space that has undergone the new series 1, lowering the seats capacity Load amounts to 1,200 liters, all flat.
It has several possibilities for folding the seats, right seat, central seat, left center and several combinations to enable the placement of objects of bigger size. The trunk of the series 1 is not one of the strong suits of this vehicle but it has the necessary space to move the suitcases from the Malaga airport to the hotel during the rent of the car while in vacations.
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