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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?

2014 BMW 118i Review

James drives the BMW 118i to see if it measures up to the higher numbers of its stablemates.

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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

Interview with Calvin Luk, BMW's Australian designer

Australian designers in charge of global cars are rare to say the least, but one up-and-comer is BMW’s Calvin Luk, who has recently seen his vision come to life in the all-new BMW X1 and updated 1 Series. The Sydney-born 29-year old spent the first 18 years of his life here - he started his studies at the University of Technology in Sydney - before moving to Pasadena in the United States to study car design...

BMW 1 Series has "some ground to catch up"

BMW Australia says that it has some catching up to do in order to properly take on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3 in the small luxury car segment. Speaking to the media at the launch of the 2015 BMW 1 Series, BMW Australia’s head of product and market planning, Shawn Ticehurst, admitted there’s “some ground to catchup” with the updated 1 Series...

2015 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications

Fresh styling, added equipment and sharper prices headline the upgrades to the 2015 BMW 1 Series that arrives in Australian showrooms next week. BMW Australia today confirmed price cuts of up to $2700 for its updated 1 Series hatchback, as well as a $2030 reduction for the flagship M135i hot hatch, which now tops the range at $62,900 plus on-road costs...

2015 BMW M135i revealed

Images of the 2015 BMW M135i have been released, revealing the updated styling of the Bavarian brand’s flagship hot-hatch. BMW announced the specifications of its upgraded 1 Series range earlier this month but has kept images of the M135i under wraps until now...

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BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

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...

2014 BMW 116i Sportline Review

I purchased my 2014 BMW 116i in late 2014 and overall have been very happy with my decision. I spent about a month looking for a vehicle to replace my 2011 Audi A3 and after many vehicles being considered, I ended up buying the 1 Series. Looked at SP25 Astina, A3, A-Class and more, and it turned out the BMW was the cheapest, and the best to drive in the end...

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BMW 1 Series Galleries

2015 BMW 125i v Mercedes-Benz A250 Comparison Review
2015 BMW 125i Review

2015 BMW 125i Review

2015 BMW 118i Review

2015 BMW 118i Review

Interview with Calvin Luk, BMW's Australian designer
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