As the new BMW 1 Series makes its debut, dealers will be looking to shift stock of the outgoing model. And that means some excellent deals.
The new car swaps a rear-wheel-drive platform for either front-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive. That makes the distinctive outgoing car an even more tantalising prospect, especially for keen drivers.
Whether you’re in 118i territory, or after the M140i hot hatch, there’s likely a bargain for you. Starting with the hero car, you can get one for less than £500 down…
On BMW’s Select PCP program, we saw a deal for the M140i Shadow Edition, with the upgrade package paid for by BMW. It only requires a three-figure deposit – or, to be exact, one month’s payment of £449. There’s a deposit contribution from BMW of £7,510.
Admittedly, £449 a month for four years is still significant, but if you’re in the market to get something quick, and do so quickly, you can’t argue with that upfront cost.
Compare that to the also good-value 118i M-Sport Shadow Edition deal, upgrade again courtesy of BMW, that you pay a £4,849 deposit for.
BMW basically goes halves on the deposit, contributing another £4,726. And while that’s still adecent deal, you can’t get away from that M140i steal.
If you want a classic rear-wheel-drive 1er, though, you’d better act fast.