2016 BMW 120i Auto

Meticulously looked after Beemer proves hugely impressive!

Charl Wilken
2016 BMW 120i Auto
used cars


Model: 2016 BMW 120i Auto

Pre-Owned Price: R 239 900

Mileage: 124 477km

Maintenance Plan: Remainder of 6-year/100 000km plan

Fuel Consumption (combined): 5.7-litres/100km

0-100km/h: 7.2 seconds

Contact: Anton Burger from Lindsay Saker Fourways at 074 471 2533


Meticulously looked after Beemer proves hugely impressive!


Our BMW on test was so well cared for that people will never be able to tell it is a five-year-old vehicle. At the price it is without a doubt a vehicle that offers immensely high levels of value. A very rare find!


Background and condition of vehicle:

  • Overall quality proved excellent as you would have expected from this German brand.
  • Even after five years of driving and just about a 125 000km on the clock this BMW 120i’s interior believe it or not almost appeared like new.
  • The leather upholstery was in a pristine condition and it seems that the rear seats have mostly been unused in the last five years.
  • Similarly, the carpets in the boot appeared like new and also seemed to have rarely been used at all.
  • A vehicle that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.
  • Although not new, the 205/55R16 tyres fitted to the vehicle will not need replacing soon as they still displayed plenty of tread depth.


Performance and Economy:

  • This BMW 120i comes powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
  • Maximum power output of a 130 Kilowatts and 250Nm might not sound all that impressive, yet the 120i delivers it’s power efficiently through its 8-speed automatic gearbox which ensures pretty impressive performance.
  • Our Beemer on test needs only 7.2-seconds to blast past a 100km/h, while it can also reach a top speed of around 230km/h.
  • Due to the engine’s excellent tractability and the exceptionally well-spaced ratios from the 8-speed box, power is always available, no matter at what speed you are travelling at, with virtually no lag at all.
  • The engine is well refined and quiet, offering a soothing ride.
  • With its stop start function you will also notice that it delivers fantastic economy, with a combined urban cycle of only 5.7-litres per 100Km.


How does it drive?

  • Aided by it’s slightly higher profile tyres ride refinement proved excellent for a hatchback of this nature.
  • So too, like we have become accustomed too with 1-series models handling proved surefooted and secure.
  • With instant response, yet silky smooth shifts the 8-speed automatic gearbox further enhances the overall brilliant driving dynamics of the BMW120i.


Inside the vehicle:

  • Inside the cabin you will find black leather upholstery accompanied by an array of creature comforts like a multi-media infotainment system, a front loader CD shuttle, as well as key-less entry and go.
  • Safety features included front and side airbags, a stability control system and ABS braking with EBD.
  • The full list of features included the following:
  • Climate Control  - Cruise control
  • Central Locking - Rain sensor  
  • Auto headlights on   - Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Infotainment system with screen - USB connection
  • On-Board trip computer - Front and side airbags (6)
  • Cupholders - Isofix rear seats        
  • ABS braking with EBD - Stop/Start
  • Traction and stability control - Sport and Economy driving modes
  • Multi-function steering wheel - Park distance control front and rear
  • Electric windows - Leather upholstery
  • Voice command                                                                                                         


Space and Practicality:

  • The interior is relatively spacious and when compared to it’s main rival the Mercedes-Benz C200 there certainly seems to be more space on offer, especially for rear passengers.
  • Boot space also trumps it’s German rival with 360-litres on offer which could be increased to 1 200-litres with the seats folded down.



  • Overall a brilliant hatchback that almost over delivers in every way.
  • Good performance, impressive fuel economy and a high quality well kitted interior ensures immense value for money at the price, especially if as meticulously looked after as our test vehicle was.
  • Good news is that the remainder of the 6-year Motorplan is still in place, which could be extended as well.
  • Good performance
  • Frugal fuel economy
  • Quality materials


X  The 16-inch alloys might not look sporty enough for some