Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the BMW 1 Series by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
4.5 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
5.6 10 Energy Efficiency Index
4.7 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
3.010Cold test
3.810Warm test
2.310Cold Ambient test
5.810Highway
Road test
3.410On-Road Drive
0.08On-Road Heavy Load
3.65On-Road Light Load
4.75On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 118i is equipped with a three-way catalyst and a gasoline particulate filter. This exhaust after-treatment is sufficient to exercise generally good control on pollutant emissions, or at least those that are regulated by legislation. Values of these are not excessive except for carbon monoxide in the heavy-load road test. However, emissions of ammonia, NH3, are high in the laboratory and this reduces the score in these tests and, ultimately, limits the index to a value of 4.5.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
5.910Cold test
6.310Warm test
4.810Cold Ambient test
5.710Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 6.3l100 km 830km
Worst-case 7.1l100 km 738km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

It is in this part of the assessment that the BMW scores best, with an average fuel consumption of 6.3 l/100 km and a worst-case of 7.1 l/100 km in the cold ambient temperature test.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.37Cold test
3.77Warm test
3.07Cold Ambient test
3.57Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 118i shows good control of all greenhouse gases. Emissions of all gases, including those not regulated by legislation, are not excessive in any of the lab tests.

Our verdict

The BMW 118i has a three-cylinder turbocharged 1.5 litre engine, with direct fuel injection. Such an arrangement might in the past have resulted in high particulate emissions but the gasoline particulate filter takes care of such matters in the BMW. The car scores well in the Clean Air Index but is let down by emissions of ammonia, NH3. This pollutant is not regulated by legislation but in Green NCAP's tests it limits the car's scores. Energy efficiency is where the BMW scores best, with a index value of 5.6. Control of greenhouse gases is also good and the index of 4.7 gives an average just below what is needed for three stars. As it is, the BMW 118i emerges from Green NCAP's tests with a very creditable 2½ star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car WBA7K310007E9XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 205/55 R16
  • Mass 1,306 kg
  • Engine Size 1,400 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 103 kW/220 Nm
  • Published CO2 136 g/km