BMW 1-Series Convertible (08-13) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 23 Feb 2009
4.5
If you're after a stylish and small convertible, BMW's 1-Series Convertible fits the bill perfectly. You get all the build quality and sophistication you expect from the German make, but in a neat soft-top package.

BMW 1-Series Convertible (08-13)
Great to drive, neat styling, wonderful cabin, feels as solid as the Coupe
Limited room in the back, fabric roof operation is slow

New price range:

£24,185 - £37,765

Used price range:

£7,078 - £28,466

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

If you're after a stylish and small convertible, BMW's 1-Series Convertible fits the bill perfectly. You get all the build quality and sophistication you expect from the German make, but in a neat soft-top package. Unlike many convertibles, including the 3-Series, this model sticks with a fabric hood which takes up less boot space when it's folded down. It may not be as quiet or secure as a metal-folding roof, but this 1-Series is still a great all-rounder. Good to drive, refined and classy - an added bonus for owners is that it even ticks a few boxes when it comes to being green and cost effective to run.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 We can get two small, but very happy grandchildren in the back!  

5 out of 5

Richard Evans ,   18 Aug 2014    ... read more

 Low running costs. Quite nippy around town and holds the road very well.  

5 out of 5

Jason Sheargold ,   27 Jan 2014    ... read more

 The roof does go up and down quickly. Easy to park.  

2 out of 5

Edward Ryder ,   04 May 2013    ... read more

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