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BMW 1-Series Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2012 - 2013 BMW 1-Series Reliability by Generation2012 - 2013 BMW 1-Series
64.2857142857% Best 150% Worst
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2008 - 2011 BMW 1-Series Reliability by Generation2008 - 2011 BMW 1-Series
30% Best 90% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Pros
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Soild, no rattles, squeaks. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Neutral
2012 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Had minimal problems in 2 years. A failed window lift was all full 2012 BMW 1-Series review