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2017 BMW M140i review

As far as sporting surprises go, the BMW M140i is right up at the top of the pile. Its all-round sporting ability is matched by daily practicality and a fly-under-the-radar persona.

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...

2017 BMW 1 Series Review: M140i and 125i

The updated BMW 1 Series range is headlined by the brilliant new M140i and Golf GTI-baiting 125i.

2016 BMW M135i Review

With sharper looks and equipment levels and an even sharper price, is the 2016 BMW M135i the ultimate high-performance hatchback...

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BMW 1 Series Videos

BMW M135i Quick Video Review

six-cylinder hot-hatch is so good, it's an M1 in all but name.

BMW M135i full Video Review

BMW's M Performance range is joined by the quickest version of the 1 Series hatchback.

BMW 1 Series Comparisons

2017 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS comparison

We’ll admit a comparison test between the BMW M140i and Ford Focus RS doesn’t seem particularly logical on the surface, but there’s a method to the madness. Each demonstrates a different methodology for doing the same thing — turning a garden variety small hatchback into a bona fide road weapon...

Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...

2015 BMW 125i v Mercedes-Benz A250 Comparison Review

Ordinarily, pitching a pair of premium German arch rivals against one another couldn’t represent a more natural face-off. But despite being oh-so-closely priced and positioned in their makers’ ranges, there’s one level where the Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport and BMW 125i couldn’t be more misaligned. Different driven wheels? In part, yes, but it’s more about the backstories behind it...

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BMW 1 Series News

BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed

The ultra-exclusive BMW M140i Performance Edition hot hatch will be offered here in the second-quarter of the year. Only 60 units — 45 with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and 15 with a purist-friendly six-speed manual — will come, priced at $71,900 plus on-road costs, or $7000 more than the regular M140i...

CarAdvice podcast 38: Behind the HSV GTSR W1, and more

This week, Mandy and Mike Costello are joined by George Skoufis, the Melbourne winner of our Be on the podcast panel competition. It's been a big week in car news, including the 2017 Holden Commodore pricing and specs, Toyota confirming October 3 end for Australian production, Volkswagen topping the 2016 global sales chart, and reports of new Nissan Z car and Toyota Supra concepts for a Tokyo show unveiling...

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...

2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs: M140i hot hatch headlines upgraded range

The 2017 BMW 1 Series hatchback debuted this week with a fairly significant mid-life update to keep it sharp against the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and maintain sales momentum into the new year. The rejigged MY17 BMW 1 Series range (just-published review here) comprises five variants: the 118i and 120i petrol runabouts, the 118i diesel, and the 125i and new M140i hot hatches (the latter in place of the M135i)...

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BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

2013 BMW 1 16i Sportline Review

The F20 1 Series 116i M Sport manual was my second petrol turbo, previously I owned the Astra J 1.4 turbo. The Astra felt faster but was much heavier on fuel, I averaged 9.4l/100km with it and I averaged 7.9l/100kms with the Bimmer. The Bimmer is very comfortable for a car with a sport suspension and 18 inch rims...

2014 BMW 1 M135i Review

The ultimate drivers hatchback search has been on for some years. A couple cars ago I had a 2008 STi, but had a job that needed 25,000kms of Sydney driving, and whilst a nice gearbox and not too bad ride, eventually went for a diesel auto Wrangler for a few years, then onto a BMW 130i that was also P plate compliant, so ticked the box of a capable track car and is still in the family with my son driving it...

2012 BMW 1 Series Review

Individuality. It's what makes us different, and it's also what can divide opinion. And in 2011 when BMW launched its first redesign of the original 1 Series it certainly created a divide. The bold, athletic, sculpted face of the redesigned car was a far cry from the pretty curvaceous design of the 2004 original...

2010 BMW 1 Series Review

The 120i is BMW's answer to practicality, comfort, luxury and class packed into a package that remains affordable, despite the BMW badge. This particular example is the 4 cylinder 2.0L petrol variant and comes equipped with the 6 speed automatic transmission. Upon first glance, the 120i is unmistakably BMW...

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BMW 1 Series Galleries

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