Showing posts in the category of BMW 1-Series

BMW’s Prettier Refreshed 1-Series Makes Geneva Debut

Read more

BMW has really toned down the surprised (yet somehow sad) bottom-feeding fish face of the 1-Series with its revision. Now, it’s just as good looking as any BMW in the range, but whether that’s a good thing we’ll let you decide.

AWD vs FWD vs RWD Hatchbacks: Which One Is The Best?

Read more

So, what have we learned after watching the three-headed comparison put together by XCar which pitted a front-wheel drive car against rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive to see how they cope in low-grip conditions?

Uber-Sport Compacts Poll: Focus RS vs WRX STI vs M135i vs RS3 vs Golf R vs A45 AMG

Read more

The battle of the uber-sport compact car has just begun; we live in an unprecedented era where compact cars boast some serious firepower, only met in the supercar segment before.

First Photos of Facelifted BMW M135i

Read more

BMW had previously detailed the changes on the flagship version of its facelifted 1-Series, the M135i, but this is our first look at the car.

Watch South African Thugs Posing as Cops Try to Hijack Couple in BMW X5

Read more

A group of men reportedly dressed in South African Police Service (SAPS) uniforms attempted to hijack a vehicle in Pretoria on Thursday, with an eyewitness capturing the scene on film.

Facelifted BMW 1-Series Launch Film is Hipster Friendly

Read more

BMW wants its recently facelifted 1-Series to appeal to young people, ideally those who can afford it and have nothing against owning a car.

Facelifted BMW 1-Series: Problem Solved

Read more

The facelift of the BMW 1-Series solved one of the hatchback’s biggest issues by replacing the awkward-looking headlamps with a more handsome pair of units.

However, the restyling also brought new taillights, and there are already voices saying that BMW should have not touched them, as the ones from the pre-facelift model were just fine.

2016 BMW 1-Series Facelift: This Is It In 100 Photos [w/Video]

Read more

For better or for worse – we'll let you be the judge of that, BMW has given the 1-Series hatchback a cosmetic facelift accompanied by the addition of its new three-cylinder power units.

BMW Video Teases 2016 1-Series Facelift, Plus Official Image

Read more

According to this short teaser video, BMW will unveil the revised 2016 1-Series hatchback on Friday, January 16.

BMW 1-Series Facelift Expected to Get Prettier Face, 3-Cylinder Engines

Read more

BMW will unveil the facelifted 1-Series in January 2015, prior to the car’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show, with the Germans preparing significant styling and mechanical upgrades.

Mazda3 Takes on Equally Priced Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series

Read more

There’s a very thin line between premium and mainstream offerings in the small and compact segments, and the following comparative review proves it.

BMW M135i Hatch with M235i Coupe Front End Conversion Looks So Much Nicer

Read more

The BMW 1-Series' upcoming facelift may or may not address our niggles about the googly eyes, but one M135i owner found a solution: he grafted on the snout of the much better looking M235i coupe.

Scoop: BMW to Facelift RWD 1-Series Hatch Before it Replaces it with a FWD Model

Read more

You're looking at what is likely the last rear-wheel drive hatch from BMW, the facelifted 1-Series that we spied in both regular and M135i trims, while also snagging a pic of its interior.

Future BMW Models to Have More Individual Styling

Read more

The next generation of BMW’s mainstream models will be more differentiated from each other in terms of styling, the company’s design boss has revealed.

BMW's New 1-Series 'Baby' Sedan Could Have Been A Modern E30 But It Won't Be

Read more

BMW's engineers are toiling away on their next big-small project, the 1-Series sedan, poised to join the battle against the Audi A3 saloon and Mercedes-Benz CLA.
Before we let your imagination run wild, let's put a stop to any meaningful associations between BMW's upcoming 1-Series sedan and its famed E30 3-Series: yes, the two cars should have a similar footprint, and in some ways, target a similar audience, but one fundamental ingredient from the E30 formula is missing: rear wheel drive.

The new 1-Series will not be based on the 2-Series Coupe or current 1-Series hatchback, but on the same UKL (Unter Klasse or entry-level) structure as the front-wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer, also shared with the latest Mini hatch.

A four-wheel drive option could be on the table for select engines, which will likely be common with the 2-Series AT and include both petrol and diesel units ranging in displacement from 1.5- to 2.0-liters paired to six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions.

A sported-up M125i with a 2.0-liter turbo'd four is expected to be on offer as well providing BMW with an Audi S3 rival.

As for when we can expect to see the 1-Series sedan, a production model is slated for launch in late 2016 or early 2017, but BMW could give us a sampler via a concept model as early as next year.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

Photo Gallery

New BMW 1-Series DTM Edition Offers M Sport Package at a Huge Discount

Read more

After releasing the M4 DTM Champion edition, BMW continues to celebrate its titles in both the 2014 DTM Drivers' and Constructors' championships with the 1-Series DTM Edition.

First Brazilian BMW Rolls Off the Assembly Line, a 328i ActiveFlex

Read more

BMW’s new South American automobile plant in Araquari, Brazil has assembled its first car, a BMW 328i ActiveFlex that can run on either ethanol or petrol.

Scoop: BMW Eyes CLA and A3 with New 1-Series Compact Sedan

Read more

If you were shaking your head and asking yourself, "What's next?" for BMW after the FWD 2-Series Active Tourer, the answer is a baby 3-Series in the guise of the 1-Series Sedan.

Scoop: BMW 1-Series to Get a New Face, But Will it be Prettier?

Read more

A refresh is in order for BMW's pug-faced 1-Series hatchback with our spies snagging a three-door model testing in Europe.

BMW 1 Series Sedan Concept Rendering Doesn't Look Half Bad

Read more

Back in the fall of 2013, a number of rather interesting reports from Germany started suggesting that BMW is not too happy with the recent success of the Audi A3 Sedan and the Mercedes-Benz CLA, and that the Bavarians are preparing a competitor of their own for the two aforementioned models.