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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...

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...

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...

2013 BMW 1 16i Sportline Review

The F20 1 Series 116i M Sport manual was my second petrol turbo, previously I owned the Astra J 1.4 turbo. The Astra felt faster but was much heavier on fuel, I averaged 9.4l/100km with it and I averaged 7.9l/100kms with the Bimmer. The Bimmer is very comfortable for a car with a sport suspension and 18 inch rims...

2014 BMW 1 M135i Review

The ultimate drivers hatchback search has been on for some years. A couple cars ago I had a 2008 STi, but had a job that needed 25,000kms of Sydney driving, and whilst a nice gearbox and not too bad ride, eventually went for a diesel auto Wrangler for a few years, then onto a BMW 130i that was also P plate compliant, so ticked the box of a capable track car and is still in the family with my son driving it...

2012 BMW 1 Series Review

Individuality. It's what makes us different, and it's also what can divide opinion. And in 2011 when BMW launched its first redesign of the original 1 Series it certainly created a divide. The bold, athletic, sculpted face of the redesigned car was a far cry from the pretty curvaceous design of the 2004 original...

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