posted 4 years ago

BMW 1 Series Convertible Finance

The BMW 1 Series Convertible is the prefect car for making your neighbours sick with jealousy.

The BMW 1 Series Convertible is the prefect car for making your neighbours sick with jealousy. Mercifully, though, it is available via a low cost personal contract purchase plan that will not turn your stomach. Terms for the 118i Exclusive Edition trim therefore include the £5,687.25 deposit of which BMW contributes £1,462.25. This is followed by forty-one monthly payments of £319. Not too sickeningly expensive, then. Throughout this period motorists have a mileage allowance of 35,000 with excesses charged at 6.3 pence per- mile. At the end of the contract there are three options: One, pay the £10,105.63 purchase fee to own the vehicle outright. This totals £28,881.88 including interest and the £10 purchase fee. Option two is to return it and walk away. There should be nothing else to pay subject to mileage/condition. Option three is to part exchange and start a new contract.

The BMW 118i Exclusive Edition has numerous strengths to make your neighbours turn green. Its handling, for starters, is superb thanks to the pin-sharp steering and composed chassis. This complements the comfortably firm ride. Power comes from a 2.0-litre 143bhp petrol engine that propels motorists – specifically those who have alienated their neighbours - to 62mph in a fair 9.3 seconds. This power plant also averages a respectable but uninspiring 43.5mpg. Furthermore, this fashion statement feels beautifully screwed together, has a decent boot, and enough equipment to keep most people happy. But, be warned ... the neighbours might poke fun at the roof. Unlike some rivals, you see, it is fabric rather than metal. This saves weight and space but arguably looks dated and takes too long to manoeuvre. Best not let the old man next door find out - you will never hear the end of it.