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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.

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.

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BMW 1 Series Videos

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.

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 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

2019 BMW 1 Series gets M Performance Parts

It may have only just been revealed yesterday, but the all-new BMW 1 Series has already received the M Performance Parts treatment from the company's motorsport division, with the range of performance accessories already available in Europe. Various components can be specified for the exterior and interior, optimising aerodynamics and enhancing aesthetics...

2020 BMW 1 Series revealed, coming to Oz Q4

The third-generation BMW 1 Series hatch has been unveiled, and for the first time BMW's smallest hatch is based on a front-wheel drive platform with only a five-door body on offer. Visually, the new 1 Series is quite a departure from earlier models with a wedge-shaped body and slim side windows...

2020 BMW 1 Series teased

The third-generation BMW 1 Series hatch has been teased in a series of posts on social media. The image above gives us our first official, undisguised look at the new hatch’s headlight design, as well as the shape of half its kidney grille and bonnet. Another photo, below, shows off the car’s customisable digital instrumentation cluster...

2020 BMW M135i xDrive spied at the 'Ring

Photographers have snapped the new-generation BMW M135i xDrive doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany, ahead of an anticipated reveal during the second half of this year. We've already seen leaked images of the new hot hatch's exterior, though some new photos show more interior details than we've seen previously...

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BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

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...

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe review

In today's age of electronic power steering, drive modes and driver assists, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe (1M) presents one of the Bavarian factory's last forays into the mechanical motoring world. Engine Perhaps the most controversial part of the car is the N54 inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine sourced from a Z4 35is (also present in lesser tunes in the 135i, 335i, 535i – well, you get it)...

2014 BMW M135i review

I purchased the M135i when searching for a hot-hatch replacement to my Renault Megane RS250. After the test drive, there was no way I could not buy it. The power of a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight six with torque produced just off idle and an exhaust note to die for was a recipe for drool. I was never, and still am not, a huge fan of the look as I generally like my cars to stand out a little more...

2018 BMW M140i review

A Note from the Editor: Will is a car enthusiast and a frequent contributor to the CarAdvice community. He has written this piece on his parents new BMW M140i that he hopes to buy from them someday. Check it out below! ____ All fun times must come to an end...

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2019 BMW 125i review

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