Who are BMW?
German manufacturer BMW first opened its doors in 1916 as an aircraft engine manufacturer before shifting its attention to motorcycles in 1923, and then cars – starting with the mighty 15 horsepower Austin Seven in 1928.
Frequently asked questions
What is the BMW Series 1?
BMW Series 1 cars have been around since 2004 and are known for being compact and ultra-luxurious. The Series 1 comes in different models, including the 3 or 5-door hatchback, coupe and the elegant convertible.
The BMW 1 Series makes an ideal family run-around, or a nippy company car, as it’s smooth to drive and cost effective to run, while having that desirable BMW badge on its nose.
In addition, the BMW 1 Series ranks highly in Euro NCAP safety ratings – scoring top marks for adult occupant safety.
How much does a BMW Series 1 cost to insure?
That depends on which model you drive and which insurance group it falls into, among other things. BMW Series 1 Hatchbacks (04-11) are usually the cheapest to insure, whereas the BMW Series 1 M Coupe is undoubtedly the most expensive.
Generally, BMW Series 1 cars fall between groups 17–42.
The table below shows how the BMW 1 Series cars fall into a range of categories. It will give you an idea as to how much it will cost to insure your dream model:
|Specification||AQ||Insurance Group Range|
|Convertible (08-onwards) D-K||2.0-3.0||24-38|
|Coupe (07 onwards) C-K||2.0-3.0||22-36|
|Hatchback (04-11) C-L||1.6-3.0||17-34|
|Hatchback (11 onwards) A-G||1.6-3.0||12-39|
|M Coupe K||3.0||42|
Can I cut the cost of my BMW Series 1 car insurance?
You may be able to and things to try include avoiding modifications, improving your car’s security and building up a no-claims discount.
Remember, not everyone will pay the same amount to insure a BMW 1 Series as car insurance providers take a wide range of factors into consideration when calculating your premium – including:
Where can I find BMW Series 1 car insurance?
We are ready to help at Compare the Market because we can compare car insurance quotes from a wide range of different insurance providers in the UK, helping you find the right quote to insure your luxury BMW 1 Series.
And if you need to do research on the cost of insurance for other makes and models of cars, be sure to visit our manufacturers hub.