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      02-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
BigG
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Drives: BMW 1 Series (F20)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Scotland

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New user, new 2012 1 Series

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!