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2018 BMW M140i LCI review

Now starting at under $60,000, the BMW M140i represents a European performance bargain. How does it fare against some of the best roads in Oz? Paul Maric finds out.

2017 BMW M140i Performance Edition review

The limited-run BMW M140i Performance Edition is the best kind of parts-bin special. If you can find one of the 60 units created, you'd be crazy not to leap into one.

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...

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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

2019 BMW 1 Series interior spied

The next-generation BMW 1 Series has been spied again on the Nurburgring, but this time photographers have managed to nab pictures of the car's interior. Although large swaths of the cabin are covered, we see can make out some details through the cladding. There looks to be a larger and better integrated infotainment screen sitting in the middle of the dashboard, for one...

CarAdvice podcast 72: 'It's People Like Us' director, Eva Orner

On this week's show is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, LDV confirms an off-road T60, Dyson's EV has been confirmed for a 2020 launch, the MG GS gets China's first ANCAP five-star rating, Tesla Model X door opens automatically and gets torn off by a passing truck, Toyota is still the best car company in brand value list, Renault Zoe and Kangoo EV pricing has been confirmed for Australia and 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs have been released...

BMW 1 Series sedan may come to Australia

Following news out of the US that the BMW 1 Series sedan may well be sold outside of its primary market, China, after all - it seems Australia could follow suit. A report from US industry journal Automotive News earlier this week suggested the 1 Series sedan could be sold in that country by 2019, going against the indication given by the German company when it unveiled the front-wheel-drive sedan, a model that was designed to be built in China, for Chinese buyers...

2018 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs: Fresh look, more tech for baby Bimmer range

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 BMW 1 Series range have been revealed this week, ahead of the revised hatch's arrival in local showrooms in September. Kicking off at $39,990 before on-road costs for the entry-level 118i, the base price for the German hatchback is up by $2000, though the flagship M140i hot hatch is nearly $5000 more affordable at $59,990...

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BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

2005 BMW 120i review

The day I had $60k to drop on a new car, I went shopping for a Golf. I wanted a multi-use hatchback. The key criteria was 'that a lawnmower would go cleanly into the back'. I test drove a Golf, only to discover the car had been designed such that the dash, clocks and gauges were outside my visual range. I couldn't even read the speedo! So I went for a peep at the 1 Series Hatch...

2017 BMW M140i review

On 27 May 2005, beside a roaring log fire at Darley’s Restaurant, my then fiancé took one sip of the 1976 Grange I had splashed out on for our engagement dinner and immediately announced to the waiter and myself, “Oh wow, that’s lovely, you have the rest darling”. It was as if she was reading from a script and I had written it...

2017 BMW 118i M Sport review

We recently moved to Queensland and before arriving had a new Chrysler 300 SRT which was perhaps the most incredible car we'd ever owned! The BMW 118i is a far cry in almost every respect however, different needs (garage size) required a small car...

2016 BMW 125i Sportline review

  When looking for a new car last year, the last place I expected to end up was at a BMW dealership. Having always been an Audi fan, my first stop was to test drive an S3, followed by a Golf R. While both cars are good, they were both extremely fast and more expensive than what cash I was prepared to part with...

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BMW 1 Series Galleries

2019 BMW 1 Series interior spied

2019 BMW 1 Series interior spied

2018 BMW M140i LCI review

2018 BMW M140i LCI review

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