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2020 BMW 118i M Sport review

Baby's first BMW gets front-wheel drive, more cabin space and sportier looks, but is it more style than substance?

2020 BMW M135i xDrive review

The hottest 1 Series has lost its rear-drive/six-cylinder USP. But can the new M135i xDrive still impress with four pots and four driven wheels?

2020 BMW 1 Series review: 118i and M135i

The 2020 BMW 1 Series is more than just an all-new model, it’s the company’s first conventional hatchback. The first two generations of BMW 1 Series – from 2004 to 2011 and then from 2011 to 2019 – were rear-wheel drive and unique to the rest of the class. The 2020 BMW 1 Series marks the first time the company has adopted front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive for its smallest hatchback...

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.

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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

2020 BMW 118i v Mazda 3 G25 Astina comparison

The most aspirational Mazda 3 model yet is our current mainstream small-car benchmark. Now it faces its toughest test – against the most affordable version of the new BMW 1 Series.

2020 BMW M135i xDrive v Mercedes-AMG A35 v Audi S3 comparison

Three German performance hatchbacks with one shared formula: turbocharged four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive. But which car nails it?

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)...

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BMW 1 Series News

2021 BMW M135i xDrive Pure, M235i xDrive Pure announced at lower price

BMW has announced the addition of 2021 BMW M135i xDrive Pure and 2021 BMW M235i xDrive Pure models to its line-up. The new M Pure treatment gives buyers a bundle of standard equipment, but at a $5000 saving over the standard models. The BMW M135i xDrive Pure is priced at $63,990 plus on-road costs, while the BMW M235i xDrive Pure is priced at $67,990 plus on-road costs...

2020 BMW price rises: Every model listed

BMW Australia has updated pricing across its range for June, with price rises of up to $5000 on some of its most popular models. CarAdvice has been told there is no change to specification of the vehicles, and that the increases are due to "normal economic changes"...

Peugeot 208 named 2020 European Car of the Year

The new Peugeot 208 has beat out six other finalists to claim Europe's Car of the Year title for 2020. The French marque’s hatchback finished with 281 points, 39 ahead of the runner-up, Tesla’s Model 3, which claimed 242 points. The award was presented behind closed doors at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva following the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show over concerns around the spread of coronavirus...

BMW Australia launches downloadable dashcam, auto high-beam

BMW owners in Australia can now download active high-beam headlight software, and a factory in-built dashcam, through its ConnectedDrive online store. These upgrades can be downloaded onto cars fitted with the latest BMW network capable iDrive 7.0 media system. It's one of the earlier examples of a new paradigm, replacing the ticking of options boxes at purchase...

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BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

2010 BMW 118d review

I walked into a BMW dealer nearly 9 years ago, desiring a compact and economical car with that little bit more luxury and pizazz than the Golf I had been checking out. I was drawn into the showroom by a BMW advert - $42888 drive away for a 118d manual diesel with leather. I was told there were no manuals available...

2019 BMW 1 M140i Finale Edition review

When the time came to purchase a new car I initially had my sights set on an A45 / GLA 45 to replace my GLA 250. The M140i was always in the back of my mind as an option, especially if BMW released a performance pack to farewell the outgoing model...

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...

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