Arval's Recommended: BMW 1 Series

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About the BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series is a premium hatchback available as 3dr and 5dr, its nearest rivals include the Volkswagen Golf, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Audi A3. Available in either petrol or diesel, there are a range of different engines to choose from. Starting with the 116d TwinPower engine up to the M140i, the ultra-sporty 340bhp petrol engine. High performance across the range is a real standout feature with the 1 Series, and combining the dynamic turbo engines with lightweight constructions is the key. All BMW 1 Series' are built using high-tech lightweight materials such as aluminium and carbon fibre. With that comes lighter weight, improved stability, and better performance. 

Leasing with Arval

If you are thinking about leasing a BMW 1 Series then we are on hand to help you every step of the way. The 1 Series is a popular choice for company and private car drivers alike, and with our team of leasing experts we can help you find the right vehicle. If you need to know more about the process of leasing a vehicle, then head over to our Arval Explains section, where we will tell you everything you need to know about leasing and the costs involved. 

 Once you know what vehicle you want, its then time to think about what type of contract you would like. We have 3 options to choose from depending on your needs:

  • Economy - Just the vehicle. You get all the benefits of leasing, within a fixed monthly payment. Giving you absolute certainty over your monthly vehicle costs. You will also have the freedom to arrange your own servicing, maintenance, tyres, and insurance. 
  • Essential - You will receive all the benefits of the Economy package, but with the added convenience of a full maintenance package included within your monthly payments. This will cover routine servicing and premium tyre replacement. 
  • Total Care -  The name says it all. This will provide you with an insured and fully maintained lease vehicle. Just add fuel and drive. 

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Take a look at some of the key features of the BMW 1 Series



SE Sport M Sport M Sport Shadow Edition
16" light alloy Star spoke wheels 17" light alloy Star spoke wheels 18" light alloy M double spoke wheels in Ferric Grey 18" light alloy M double spoke wheels in Jet Black or Bicolour Jet Black
6.5" coloue screen with iDrive controller Dark Chrome Exhaust Chrome Exhaust tailpipe Chrome Exhaust tailpipe
Bluetooth connectivity Front air inlet with High-gloss Black finisher Exterior trim, High-gloss Shadowline Darkened rear lights with LED light bars
BMW Navigation System Drive Performance Control with ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes M aerodynamic bodystyling M Sport braking system
Interior trim, Satin Silver Interior trim, High-gloss Black with Coral Red finisher M Sport suspension (excluding 120d xDrive M Sport) LED Headlights with darkened surround
Multi-function leather steering wheel, three-spoke Sport instrument cluster with Red highlight Gearshift lever with M designation, short-shift Cruise control with braking function
Seats in Move cloth upholstery Welcome light using LED technology Remote control with integrated key, with inset in Blue Loudspeaker system – harman/kardon




Using the ConnectedDrive app you combine your smart phone with your car using the BMW Connected service. Mobility related information can be sent remotely to your car from your Smart phone or Smart watch. Integrate with your car further with an even more personalised experience with BMW Connected+. Here are some of the key features of ConnectedDrive:

  • Send Routes - You can send routes you have found on your smart phone or from apps such as Yelp, Google Maps, or Apple Maps to the car remotely. You can even transfer scheduled meeting locations from your calendar to the car as well.
  • Remote Services - So you have parked your car in a busy carpark, and now you can't find it. Using remote services you can use the app to find your car location via a map or you can make the car flash the lights so its easily spotted. You can also remotely lock/unlock the car using your ConnectedDrive app. Not all BMW models have this feature as standard, and may have to be added as an optional extra.
  • Time to leave - If you have sent a destination to your car using the app, BMW Connected will send notifications to your smart phone or watch, with a recommended time to leave to ensure you arrive at your destination on time. This is calculated using start/end location and real-time traffic data.
  • Share live trip status - Using the BMW Connected+ service you share you journey live with your contacts. They will receive a link to a map view with your current location and estimated arrival time. If this time should change dramatically, BMW COnnected+ will automatically update your contact. 

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