BMW 1 Series Price in Kenya - Specs, Reviews, Features, and How to Import

BMW 1 Series for sale in Kenya is a high-class hatchback with an elegant design and the poshest interior 

Its solid athletic design makes it one of the most attractive sporty family adventure cars.

The high-performing three and four-cylinder petrol\diesel engines give you a dynamic driving experience with low fuel consumption.

Its up-to-date standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen with sat-nav, automatic emergency calls, keyless entry, automatic headlights, speakers, and 18-inch wheels.

The models are available in various trims: SE, M Sport, Sport, and the M Sport Shadow Edition. Read on for individual features.

BMW 1 Series Price in Kenya -
BMW 1 Series for Family Adventures

The car is comparable to the Peugeot 308 a luxury car but is inferior due to its low-quality interior material.

Another rival is the Mercedes GLA which is more superior in performance and more spacious. However, it is more expensive.

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Second Generation (F20/F21; 2011) Review

The car was introduced in 2003 and has evolved to three generations, first from 2003- 2011, 2nd from 2011- 2018, and the current generation, which took over from 2019.

Initially, the car was available in four body styles: the 3-door and 5- door hatchback, Coupe, and the convertible.

However, the convertible and Coupe were dropped during the 2nd evolution leaving only the 5-door (F20) and 3- door hatchback (F21).

On the other hand, the F21 also came in different models, including 114i, 125i,116i, 114d, 116d, 125d, M135i, and M140i.

The models are classified into four trim levels, the SE, M Sport, Sport, and the M Sport Shadow Edition, based on the installed features.

The SE trim is the lowest of the trims with essential features such as keyless entry, electrical heated mirrors and doors, automatic wipers and lights, fog lights, radio, six speakers, Bluetooth, and 16-inch wheels. 

Next is the Sport trim, which adds ambient lights, sports seats, and upgrades the alloy wheels to the 17-inch, giving the car a more profound look.

The M trim comes with 18-inch wheels adding the Aerodynamic Body styling that entails LED headlights, leather interior, black interiors giving it a sense of class, and M Sport Suspension.

M Sport Shadow Edition is the highest trim and upgrades the M trim, giving it 18- inch alloys, Darkened lighting and front, parking sensors, an upgraded brake system, and cruise control.

The F20 and F21 cars use all-wheel drive with an option of diesel and petrol engines.

BMW 116d for Sale in Kenya Review - 5-Door Hatchback (F20)

This model is cheap yet highly functional with the lowest emissions and most economical, making it preferable.

BMW 116d uses the 1.5Litre 3-cylinder Diesel engine, producing a horsepower of 114 140lb-ft and a standard six speed manual gearbox and an optional 8-speed auto transmission.

The engine lets the car accelerate 0-100km\h in 10sec with a top speed of 200km\h, consuming about 5 liters of fuel for every 100km. 

BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition is more efficient, consuming about 3.4 liters of fuel per 100km.

The car’s interior and exterior design are dependent on the vehicle’s trim.

BMW 3-Door Hatchback for Sale in Kenya Review (F21)

This vehicle has three doors allowing the 2nd-row occupants to squeeze in behind the front seats.

This body style is available in various models, including petrol-engined (114i, 125i, 116i), diesel engine (116d, 114d, 118d, 125d, and 116d EfficientDynamics Edition)

Third Generation (F40; 2019) Review

The F40, introduced in 2019, is a Front-wheel drive with an optional all-wheel drive and is only available as a five-door hatchback.

The car is now spottier and larger dimensions along with more modernized features making it an executive family car.

Among the new features is the voice command that allows you to control the radio, input sat-nav instructions, control temperature, and seek directions just by using your voice.

The steering wheel is lightweight, making the car easy to control even at sharp corners with much ease.

F40 allows you to choose between turbocharged diesel and petrol engines whose fuel consumption is approximately 6liters per 100km.

It is  the safest, having received a five-star rating from ANCAP, as it is equipped with emergency brakes, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, cross-traffic alert, and tire pressure warning.

Notable additional features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen with an Apple car play, wireless charger, heated seats and steering wheel, power tailgate, 19-inch wheels and 16 speakers.

The model is suitable for solo and family adventures.

BMW 1 Series Spec - Specifications of the Patriot

Here are the BMW 1 Series specs.

  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive\All Wheel Drive
  • Maximum Power: 148hp-340hp
  • Engine Capacity:1195cc
  • Acceleration: 0-100km\h in 4-10secs
  • Fuel Consumption: 5-8L\100km
  • Tank Capacity: 52 litres

BMW 1 Series for Sale in Kenya - How to Import BMW 116d (F20), F21, and F40

Here are the BMW 1 Series price in Mombasa Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and other major towns in Kenya.

  • 2015 Model: Ksh. 2,000,000
  • 2016 Model: Ksh. 3,000,000
  • 2017 Model: Ksh. 3,500,000
  • 2018 Model: Ksh. 4,000,000
  • 2019 Model: Ksh. 4,500,000
  • 2020 Model: Ksh. 4,800,000

Here are the BMW 1 Series price in Mombasa Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and other major towns in Kenya.

The figures above are just a close estimate of what to expect from the Kenyan showrooms. The vehicle’s  actual prices are highly dependent on your choice of  models and trim levels, 

Lower prices can be obtained by purchasing the Used BMW 1 Series for sale in Kenya, attainable from direct owners.

Though cheaper, second-hand cars have many limitations and poor performances as they are often mishandled, leading to their low pricing.

The other option is to get the car from local showrooms, which leaves you paying more for the vehicle than importation.

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Other available high-class cars include Land Rover Defender,  Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW i3

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BMW 1 Series for Sale in Kenya: FAQs About the 1 Series

We have answered the most common questions we get concerning the car.

1. Is the BMW 1 Series a Good Car?

The model is an excellent car offering great driving experiences and comes with either petrol or diesel engines. 

The engines are very fuel-efficient, saving you money.

2. Is the BMW 1 Series a Good Car?

The car’s price depends on color, location, car condition, mileage,  choice of model, and trim.

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3. How Many Miles Should BMW 1 Series Last?

The car can travel up to 250,000 miles with proper maintenance. 

However, even with regular maintenance, replacing common parts such as the battery, windows, and coolant system are essential.

4. Why Should I Buy the BMW 1 Series?

The car is all-new, with the latest modernized features making it a hit.

The car is also economical making it suitable for adventurers who are running on low budgets.