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New member, potential new driver.

Post by Willow80 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:08 pm

Hi all,

Mike form Yorkshire here!

Just joined the forum as I've never had a BMW before.

So, i'm due a new company car with two of the choices being: -

1 Series 116d SE 5dr
1 Series 118i SE 5dr

Which one is the best bet?

The diesel is in the lower band meaning less tax, but i'm not sure about the 1.5d as I'm currently driving a Golf GTD and like a bit of performance!

Interested to hear your opinions on which to go for!

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Post by HN1989x » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:24 pm

Hello and welcome! :)

I can't comment too much on car is "better" but you should make the decision based on your commute/daily drive?

I personally would not want to drive a diesel car therefore I would go for the 118i!

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Post by pauldon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:57 pm

I have a 118i and I'm very pleased with it.

I get around 36mpg around town and upto 46mpg on motorways. Its 136bhp which means it has ample power when required.

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Post by BFleming » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:04 pm

There's a lot of government scaremongering at the moment as they try to shift people back into petrols. Call me cynical, but I consider it a ploy to both get more road tax revenue and more fuel sales. I say scaremongering, because the only reports that ever make the headlines are from government funded studies, and will only see the light of day if they agree with government policy. Of course if the environment was your number 1 concern you'd buy a bike!
If it's a company car you'll be more concerned about benefit in kind. 118i has BIK of 22%, and CO2 of 116g CO2/km. The 116d has BIK of 17% and CO2 of 94g CO2/km. If you pay for your own fuel, the 116d wins every day.
Lastly, the all new 1 series is due to go on sale in 2019, so whatever you buy, you'll still have it when the new model comes out!

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