BMW 1 series 2004 E87 Hatchback

This generation of BMW 1 series E87 has been produced from September, 2004 to March, 2007. We can provide information about 12 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with classical rear wheel drive.

This BMW is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 3.0 litres and power of from 116 to 265 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.0 litres and power of from 122 to 163 horsepower. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (8 versions), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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BMW 1 series 2004 E87 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7.3 to 9.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.6 to 6.6 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient BMW 1 series 2004 E87 hatchback petrol engine version is BMW 118i, consuming 7.3 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient BMW 1 series 2004 E87 hatchback diesel - BMW 118d for 100 kilometers consumes 5.6 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, BMW 1 series real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 14 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +16% for petrol engines and +11% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific BMW 1 series modification.

BMW 1 series 2004 E87 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 176 to 226 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 150 to 176 grams per kilometer. From BMW 1 series with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has BMW 118i which produces an average of 176 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the BMW 1 series diesels least CO2 distributes BMW 118d - 150 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.1 seconds has BMW 130i version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW 116i reaching this speed only in 11 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 3.0 petrol 6-cylinder 265 hp version (BMW 130i) and the 3.0 petrol 6-cylinder 265 hp version (BMW 130i).

Lenght of BMW 1 series is 423 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - BMW 1 series is about 2 cm longer than Volkswagen Golf hatchback, but 2 cm shorter than Opel Astra hatchback. BMW 1 series gross weight is from 1705 to 1890 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 10 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. BMW 1 series trunk space is 330 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1150 litres.

This BMW is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 3400 €. According to user reviews, average BMW 1 series repair costs are 300 € per year. Users calculated BMW 1 series 2004 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.19 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 55%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 24% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of BMW 1 series for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about BMW 1 series prices and costs.

In user reviews BMW 1 series received average grade 8.0 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. All authors of reviews would recommend BMW 1 series to the friend.

BMW 1 series modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
BMW 116i Sep 2004 — Mar 2006 1.6 Petrol 116 HP 7.5 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW 116i Mar 2006 — Mar 2007 1.6 Petrol 116 HP 7.5 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW 118i Jan 2005 — Mar 2006

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 129 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW 118i Mar 2006 — Mar 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 129 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW 118i Jan 2005 — Mar 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 129 HP 7.3 l/100km Automatic (6)
BMW 120i 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 7.4 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW 120i 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (6)
BMW 118d

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 122 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW 120d

Most powerfull diesel version (163 HP)

2.0 Diesel 163 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW 120d

Most powerfull diesel version (163 HP)

2.0 Diesel 163 HP 6.6 l/100km Automatic (6)
BMW 130i Oct 2005 — Mar 2007

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds

3.0 Petrol 265 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW 130i Mar 2006 — Mar 2007

Most powerfull petrol version (265 HP)

3.0 Petrol 265 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (6)
BMW 1 series service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

BMW 1 series safety

During safety testing BMW 1 series has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of BMW 1 series is evaluated with five stars, children safety - with three stars, and for pedestrian protection BMW 1 series got one star.

BMW 1 series prices

BMW 1 series 2004 - 2007 hatchback price in Latvia is from 2100 € to 5000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW 1 series price is very high - BMW 1 series is almost two times more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2004 - 2007 prices). BMW 1 series high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this BMW could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW 1 series 2007 price 3400 € 4100 € 5000 €
BMW 1 series 2006 price 2600 € 3400 € 4000 €
BMW 1 series 2005 price 2500 € 3100 € 4000 €
BMW 1 series 2004 price 2100 € 2800 € 3300 €

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BMW 1 series reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service BMW 1 series reliability is average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2018 defects were detected in an average of 26.6 percent of BMW 1 series of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26.9%.

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BMW 1 series 2004 E87 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of BMW 1 series with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
79%
Climate control
67%
Metallic paint
61%
Rain sensor
56%
Tire pressure control
48%
Adjustable steering wheel
43%
Rear parking sensors
24%
Cruise control
23%
Xenon headlights
23%
Heated seats
18%
Leather upholstery
15%
Dimming mirrors
13%

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BMW 1 series reviews

Total 8 BMW 1 series owner reviews

BMW 1 series 2004 Hatchback Diesel 2.1 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.8 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total car rating:
7
   female, age 50
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