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2018 BMW 118i LCI review

The 2018 BMW 118i is the most affordable Bimmer you can buy, but it certainly isn't cheap. In fact, it's every bit the BMW it should be.

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.

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BMW 1 Series Videos

BMW M140i v M240i: Hot hatch, hot coupe... which to get?

Hot hatch, hot coupe... pros and cons to both, so which should you be looking at? Curt and Adam put that question to the test.

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

2018 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS LE v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Front-wheel drive has been part of the classic hot-hatch formula since the genre was ignited in the 1970s. The layout would dominate any all-time-greats list for the category, featuring the likes of the Peugeot 205 GTI, Renault Megane RS, and of course Volkswagen Golf GTI (Marks III and IV excepted!). Yet, there have long been exceptions, of course...

2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison

With its combination of 250kW/500Nm turbocharged six-cylinder power, rear drive and choice of manual or automatic transmission shoehorned into a small five-door body shell, the BMW M140 LCI was one of 2017's most unique and highly anticipated offerings for the discerning petrolhead. Better still, BMW wiped five grand from this mid-life updated version of the range-topping small hatchback...

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...

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BMW 1 Series News

CarAdvice podcast 94: On location at our ute megatest!

We're on location this week from the Melbourne 4x4 Training and Proving Ground for our ute mega test with Mandy Turner, CEO Andrew Beecher, Mike Costello, Curt Dupriez and Kez Casey. In car news, the Volkswagen Golf GTE has been ruled out for Australia, the Subaru Forester has been teased, and Lexus says autonomous cars are dangerous in cities...

2019 BMW 1 Series spied again

The next-generation BMW 1 Series has been spied in the snow, giving us a sneak peak at its production head- and tail-lights. While the daytime-running light signature is hard to see through the bright LED main beam, the tail-lights have a visible LED signature echoing that of the X2 and X3...

2019 BMW 1 Series spied during winter testing

The 2019 BMW 1 Series has been snapped during cold-weather testing in Scandinavia. Although it won't be the first front-wheel drive BMW – that honour goes to the 2 Series Active Tourer and X1 – the new 1 Series hatchback will be the first 'core range' car to ditch rear-drive...

Our favourite cars of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of our favourite cars from this year...

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BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

2010 BMW 135i review

Here I’m reviewing my 2010 BMW 135i twin-turbo e82 N54. I may be a bit biased, having now owned the car for a bit over a year, but let me explain why it’s easily the best car I’ve had the pleasure of owning. I purchased the 135i back in October 2016 off a middle-aged lady who used it daily as her work car. It had just ticked over 110,000km and been regularly serviced...

2018 BMW M140i review

The BMW M Series cars have always been a firm favourite of mine since I was a young lad. Growing up with the E36 M3, E39 M5 and M Roadster in the mid to late 1990s, I have always had tremendous admiration for all M cars coming from the famed Munich brand. With the introduction of the new BMW M Lite range, BMW has made the entry point into a performance BMW far more accessible...

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...

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BMW 1 Series Galleries

2018 BMW 118i LCI review

2018 BMW 118i LCI review

2019 BMW 1 Series spied during winter testing
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