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      02-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Just saying hello as a new user, finally took delivery of my 2012 1 series about a month ago and I have to say it's superb!

Spec is (in addition to standard):

- 120d Sport
- metallic black
- heated black leather seats
- aluminium trim
- xenon headlights
- HiFi speaker system
- extended light pack
- driver comfort pack

I've done around 1300 miles and it's going great so far. I used to have a 2005 120i sport which was a great car, but I much prefer the ride in the 2012 model - it seems that BMW have sorted out that bouncy back end nicely, lumps and bumps are definitely better on this new car not to mention a better / bigger boot space.

Economy is also great, managed 63.9 mpg into work (90% motorway, doing around 60 mph) and about 55 mpg back (more stop start and slightly uphill). Overall, combined i'm getting 51 mpg and that's with a heavy right foot; I tend not to hang around. I'm hoping I might eek a bit more mpg out of it once it's got a few more thousand miles on it.

No rattles so far, definitely a higher quality throughout over the previous 1 series.

I love it, definitely looks better in the flesh than in the pics!
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      02-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Next week i will collect my new 1er. Almost the same. Black saphire 120d sport with lots off toys. Despite all the comments about the looks i find it a very handsome car and there is no competition about the way its drives. Have fun!
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      02-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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Hello, welcome to the forum and congrats with your car. Remember to shoot some pics!
I won't be getting my own Sapphire black 120d before May, so it's great to hear others experiences.
Have fun and drive carefully through the Scottish winter
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      02-13-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Welcome to the site BigG and congrats on the new F20!
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      02-14-2012, 07:02 AM   #5
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63.9 mpg? = 3,68l /100km!

Woow....Amazing!
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      02-14-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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I'll concur, I have a f20 120d and managed a 100 mile trip and got 62mpg crushing 90% at 70mph.
Also the same trip with a heavy heavy foot at 53mpg.

My urban is 47mpg where I am averaging probably 15mph on a good day....got to love London....the HK system is a god send.
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      02-16-2012, 03:12 AM   #7
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Would love to have diesel models importing to HK..too bad.
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      02-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #8
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hello and welcome bigG!

wow, impressive low consumption all of you... i do a lot of city-driving, cold starts, alot of start-stop. Have the 120d and my average is 6.5L/100km

on a long run around 400km distance 90% highway @ 120-130km/h I was down at 4.8L/100km
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      02-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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Next week i will collect my new 1er. Almost the same. Black saphire 120d sport with lots off toys. Despite all the comments about the looks i find it a very handsome car and there is no competition about the way its drives. Have fun!
Hi there
I'll probably go for a black saphir one as well
Would you mind posting some picks of yours if you have a chance?
Tks a lot
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      02-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
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Hi there
I'll probably go for a black saphir one as well
Would you mind posting some picks of yours if you have a chance?
Tks a lot
I was planning today to make some pic"s but the sun wasn"t there so i"ll do it this week i hope.
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Great - Looking forward to seeing them!
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      02-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #12
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I love it, definitely looks better in the flesh than in the pics!
I agree. I had my misgivings, having seen the headlights of the prototypes, but still ordered the F20, given how much I loved my old 1 series.

But no drama - they look nowhere near as weird as I thought they might.

And as for the "shark-nose" - I love it.
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