BMW 1 series 2007 vs Hyundai i30 2011

BMW 1 series
2007 - 2011
Hyundai i30
2011 - 2012
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.6 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 122 HP126 HP
Torque: 160 NM157 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11 seconds12.1 seconds
BMW 1 series is more dynamic to drive.
BMW 1 series engine produces 4 HP less power than Hyundai i30, but torque is 3 NM more than Hyundai i30. Despite less power, BMW 1 series reaches 100 km/h speed 1.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.46.9
The BMW 1 series is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
BMW 1 series consumes 0.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i30, which means that by driving the BMW 1 series over 15,000 km in a year you can save 75 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 53 litres53 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 820 km in combined cycle760 km in combined cycle
1000 km on highway890 km on highway
BMW 1 series gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Front-wheel drive cars (Hyundai i30) have better traction on slippery roads and when climbing hills, better fuel economy, and are less expensive to purchase. On the disadvantage side, FWD cars usually have less towing capacity, poorer acceleration and harder handling. Rear-wheel drive cars (BMW 1 series) have better handling on dry roads, better acceleration, more even weight distribution and more fun to drive. RWD is also better for towing large loads. The cons of rear-wheel drive are less interior and trunk space and more difficulty maneuvering in wet and snowy conditions.


Average engine lifespan: 330'000 km280'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a BMW 1 series engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 6 years18 years
Engine spread: Used also on BMW 3 sērijaInstalled on at least 8 other car models, including Kia Ceed, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Accent, Kia RIO
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Hyundai i30 might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The BMW 1 series engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.24 m4.28 m
Width: 1.75 m1.78 m
Height: 1.42 m1.48 m
BMW 1 series is smaller.
BMW 1 series is 4 cm shorter than the Hyundai i30, 3 cm narrower, while the height of BMW 1 series is 6 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 330 litres340 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1150 litres1250 litres
BMW 1 series has 10 litres less trunk space than the Hyundai i30. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Hyundai i30 (by 100 litres).
Turning diameter: 11 meters10.2 meters
The turning circle of the BMW 1 series is 0.8 metres more than that of the Hyundai i30, which means BMW 1 series can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8001`740
Safety: no datano data

below average
BMW 1 series has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Hyundai i30 has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than BMW 1 series, so BMW 1 series quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 52004000
Pros and Cons: BMW 1 sērija has
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • fewer faults
Hyundai i30 has
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
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