BMW 1 series 2007 vs Hyundai i30 2010

BMW 1 series
2007 - 2011
Hyundai i30
2010 - 2012
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel1.6 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 143 HP115 HP
Torque: 300 NM260 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9 seconds11.6 seconds
BMW 1 series is more dynamic to drive.
BMW 1 series engine produces 28 HP more power than Hyundai i30, whereas torque is 40 NM more than Hyundai i30. Thanks to more power BMW 1 series reaches 100 km/h speed 2.6 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.54.4
Real fuel consumption: 5.8 l/100km5.9 l/100km
By specification BMW 1 series consumes 0.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i30, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the BMW 1 series could require 15 litres more fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, BMW 1 series consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i30.
Fuel tank capacity: 51 litres53 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1130 km in combined cycle1200 km in combined cycle
1270 km on highway1290 km on highway
870 km with real consumption890 km with real consumption
Hyundai i30 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: 350'000 km320'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 17 years15 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 6 other car models, including BMW 5 sērija, BMW 3 sērija, BMW X3, BMW X1Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Kia Ceed, Hyundai Accent, Kia Venga
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. BMW 1 series might be a better choice in this respect.


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`8301`820
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 (€): 44003400
Pros and Cons: BMW 1 sērija has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • fewer faults
Hyundai i30 has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
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