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2020 BMW 1 Series review

The new BMW 1 Series is a very different proposition to its predecessor, but that’s why it will be a more successful rival to the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and other premium small hatchbacks.

2019 BMW 125i review

With the all-new front-driven model on the way, is the current RWD 1 Series still worth your hard-earned cash?

A family road trip in the 2018 BMW M140i

It’s no secret we love the 2018 BMW M140i. So much so, CarAdvice recently bought one. It’s a proper quick hot hatch and is a fun and affordable European option at around $60,000. But is it comfortable enough to handle a 1400km round trip with its driver and two passengers? This M140i here is not the car CarAdvice owns...

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.

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BMW 1 Series Videos

2020 BMW 1 Series review | RWD hero goes FWD (& AWD)!

Our first drive of the newly front-wheel- and all-wheel-drive 2020 BMW 1 Series tells us the German brand has successfully migrated away from its unique RWD design in producing a new 1 Series that will appeal to a broader buyer base, at the likely expense of a miffed handful. Credit where it’s due: this is a high-tech, relatively practical and dynamically adept hatchback...

2018 BMW M140i v Volkswagen Golf R: Munich v Wolfsburg in hot hatch shootout

It's Munich versus Wolfsburg in the battle of German hot hatches! See the full article here...

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.

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BMW 1 Series Comparisons

2018 BMW M140i v Volkswagen Golf R comparison

If you've got $60,000 to spend on a hot hatch, you really need to have these two at the very top of your list. They are the 2018 BMW M140i and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. BMW recently dropped the price of the M140i to $59,990 (plus on-road costs), meaning that it's now within earshot of the kitted-out Golf R, which is priced from $53,490 (plus on-road costs)...

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...

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BMW 1 Series News

Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for 1 Series, 208, Cherokee

European crash-testing authority Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings for a slew of new models, including the BMW 1 Series, Jeep Cherokee and Peugeot 208. The third-generation 1 Series's switch to a front-wheel drive architecture didn't affect its ability to maintain a five-star rating against the latest criteria, managing 83 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 87 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 76 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 72 per cent for Safety Assist...

BMW i1: 1 Series EV coming in 2021 - report

The new-generation BMW 1 Series range looks set to be joined by an all-electric i1 next decade, according to a report out of the UK. Auto Express claims "BMW bosses have exclusively revealed" the company is planning to introduce an entry-level electric hatchback, which could launch as early as 2021...

2020 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs

BMW has revealed pricing and specs for its new front-drive 1 Series, which will kick off at $42,990 before on-road costs when it arrives before the end of 2019. A pair of 1 Series models will be offered at launch starting with the 118i, priced from $42,990 before on-road costs...

CarAdvice podcast 162: Take a ride in the 2019 Lexus LC500h

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and James Wong. In car news, the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS will be coming to Australia, the Ford and Volkswagen alliance is expanding to electric and autonomous tech, the Lotus Evija has been unveiled, and the 2019 Ford Everest is getting AEB across the range. Sam Purcell reviews the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg and takes it off-roading...

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BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

2017 BMW 1 M140i review

It’s been said before, the M140i is the last of the purist rear-wheel drive cars in this hot hatch segment (with BMW moving to the UKL platform later this year) and I’m lucky enough to have one in my garage. Not the prettiest hatch when it first arrived in 2012, a mid-life facelift has made it less ugly duckling, but still not quite a beautiful swan (that title might be reserved for the new A Class AMG)...

2018 BMW M140i review

I have had many cars over the years and I can honestly say that the BMW term, "Ultimate Driving Machine" stands true. For me this translates to the BMW M140i. Having been fortunate enough to have also owned a Nissan 370Z and an Audi S3 Sportback in the past, the M140i has proven to be the best all-rounder as an inner-city run around in Comfort Mode on weekdays, while transforming into a more than capable sports car and GT in Sport Mode on the weekends...

2009 BMW 135i Sport review

If you’re looking for a car that will bring a smile to your face every time you start the engine, then this is the car for you; the BMW 135i Coupe. From the instant the 3.0-litre straight-six twin turbo engine springs into life you know that you are in a performance vehicle designed to deliver "Driving Pleasure"...

2012 BMW 135i Sport review

The idea of a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged small car sounded too good to resist. On the first drive I loved it, and the performance was as good as my tuned 6.0-litre V8 Calais, but this is a much smaller car. It is just a fun little car to drive. It feels like a BMW should, and everything you touch feels a bit better than the cheaper cars...

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