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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...

2015 BMW 125i Review

Is 'one' the new 'three'? Curt drives the 2015 BMW 125i to see if it is worthy of the 'ultimate driving machine' moniker.

2015 BMW 118i Review

The 2015 118i is the most affordable way into a new BMW - so, what is it like...

2015 BMW 1 Series Review

The updated BMW 1 Series has a lot to offer, but is it enough to unsettle the Mercedes-Benz A-Class?

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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

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...

Premium hatch comparison: Audi A3 v BMW 1 Series v Mercedes-Benz A-Class v Alfa Romeo Giulietta v Volkswagen Golf v Volvo V40

‘Premium’ is perhaps the word most difficult to define in the automotive lexicon. To some, it may be about delivering an image above the mainstream and the connotations of a badge; to others it may be about the tangibles of a product and the engineering behind the façade...

BMW M135i v Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG: Comparison Review

Hatches don’t come any hotter than the BMW M135i and the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. Nor do rivalries come any fiercer. BMW has been building fast hatchbacks since the 130i of a decade ago, and its M division is esteemed in building compact six-cylinder performance models seemingly since the dawn of time...

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BMW 1 Series News

BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with leaked design files - report

An image that purportedly reveals components of the upcoming and so-called 2017 BMW 1-Series sedan has surfaced online this week. In addition to recent spy pictures, fans got their first look at the sedan at last November’s Auto Guangzhou in China, presented then as the Concept Compact Sedan...

BMW M doesn’t want hardcore hatchback or four-cylinder model

The hot-hatch war continues unabated, but BMW is adamant it won’t be entering the battle with a full-on M-branded hatchback. With the likes of the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG A45 hyper hatchbacks fighting it out at the top end of the market while more affordable models like the Ford Focus RS also bring big performance bang for your buck, there’s space for BMW to join the race...

BMW 1 Series M ‘needed another year of development’

The BMW 1 Series M that went on sale in 2011 was a vehicle that needed more time in development, the engineer behind the car has revealed. Speaking at the launch of the all-new BMW M2, Frank Isenberg – the chief engineer behind both the 1 Series M Coupe and the new M2 – said he felt that there were some elements of the existing model he would have liked more time to iron out...

1 Series Sedan: BMW Australia hunting Mercedes CLA rival

BMW Australia is hoping to get its hands on a long-overdue front-wheel-drive 1 Series sedan model to rival the popular Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA in 2017, provided it can secure right-hand-drive production. It's no secret that BMW is developing a compact sedan...

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BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

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...

2013 BMW 1 Series Review

Review: BMW F20 M135i $68,400 In the past, the term ‘hot hatch' used to refer to small, light, front-wheel-drive hatchbacks with go kart handling and a motor that felt like it was from a coffee grinder. Safety was non-existent, comfort was relative, and parking was a breeze...

2014 BMW 1 M135i Review

The formula is simple, it's one that has been proven time and time again. Take one relatively light car, place a relatively big engine in it and make sure the power exits through the rear wheels. Add some thoughtful concern for 50:50 weight distribution and you have what can be described as a fun drive, it's physics after all, you're working with the laws and not trying to fight them...

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