BMW 1 Series Hatchback

BMW 1 Series review
BMW M135i xDrive - front tracking
In-depth reviews

BMW 1 Series review

The BMW 1 Series is an outstanding premium hatchback, offering an enticing combination of performance, efficiency and driver thrills
3 Apr 2023
Used BMW 1 Series (Mk2, 2011-2019) review
Used BMW 1 Series Mk2 - front static
Used car tests

Used BMW 1 Series (Mk2, 2011-2019) review

The Mk2 BMW 1 Series is not the roomiest small hatchback, but fun handling and efficient running make up for it
20 Oct 2021
BMW 118i M Sport: long-term test review
Long-term tests

BMW 118i M Sport: long-term test review

Final report: our BMW 118i hatch offers the upmarket appeal and fun drive that the firm is famous for
29 Apr 2020
New BMW 1 Series 2019 review
BMW 1 Series - front
Road tests

New BMW 1 Series 2019 review

The new BMW 1 Series has switched to front-wheel drive, but it feels more sophisticated than ever from behind the wheel
6 Jan 2020
BMW 1 Series (2012-2019) review
BMW 116d EfficientDynamics - cornering
In-depth reviews

BMW 1 Series (2012-2019) review

It's not the roomiest small hatch, but fun handling and efficient running make up for it
3 Oct 2019
New BMW M135i 2019 review
BMW M135i 2019
Road tests

New BMW M135i 2019 review

BMW's M135i 1 Series hot hatch moves to XDrive all-wheel drive in its latest all-new form. What's it like on the road?
17 Jul 2019
New BMW 118d Sport 2019 review
BMW 1 Series 2019 front tracking
Road tests

New BMW 118d Sport 2019 review

BMW's 1 Series family hatch has gone front-wheel drive. What does that mean for its rivalry with the A3 and A-Class?
16 Jul 2019

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New BMW M140i review
BMW M140i - front
Road tests

New BMW M140i review

The BMW 1 Series hatch is hotter than ever in M140i guise with 335bhp pumping through those rear wheels. But is it any good?
17 Oct 2016
BMW 1 Series Direct Water Injection prototype review
BMW 1 Series Direct Water Injection - front action
Road tests

BMW 1 Series Direct Water Injection prototype review

BMW's DWI water injection tech can deliver 8% efficiency and 10% power boosts to the 1 Series' petrol engine
2 Jul 2015
BMW 116d EfficientDynamics review
BMW 116d EfficientDynamics - front tracking
Road tests

BMW 116d EfficientDynamics review

We test the BMW 1 Series in its hyper-green EfficientDynamics Plus guise.
1 May 2015
BMW 1 Series xDrive diesel review
Road tests

BMW 1 Series xDrive diesel review

Facelift aims to keep premium hatch at the top of the class. Will it succeed?
18 Mar 2015
BMW 1 Series Sport review
BMW 120d xDrive front tracking
Road tests

BMW 1 Series Sport review

Mid-spec BMW 1 Series Sport models could well be the pick of the range
17 Dec 2014
New BMW 1 Series facelift spotted out in the open
News

New BMW 1 Series facelift spotted out in the open

BMW 1 Series is getting a mid-life facelift, shown here on the range-topping M135i, ahead of its debut in autumn
27 Jun 2014
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10 Oct 2013
New Volkswagen Golf vs rivals
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New Volkswagen Golf vs rivals

We pit the Mk7 Volkswagen Golf against its premium rivals, the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class
8 Mar 2013
BMW M135i vs Subaru WRX STi track test
Videos

BMW M135i vs Subaru WRX STi track test

The BMW M135i and Subaru WRX STi both have 316bhp and 450Nm of torque, but which is fastest on track?
2 Jan 2013
BMW M135i vs Subaru WRX STi 320R
Car group tests

BMW M135i vs Subaru WRX STi 320R

Storming new 316bhp BMW M135i takes on the muscular four-wheel-drive Subaru WRX STi. Which is more fun?
26 Nov 2012
BMW M135i
BMW M135i front cornering
Road tests

BMW M135i

We've been behind the wheel of the storming new BMW M135i on British roads for the first time
3 Oct 2012
BMW 1 Series three-cylinder prototype
BMW 3-cylinder Prototype front tracking
Road tests

BMW 1 Series three-cylinder prototype

We try the new three-cylinder engine that will power the BMW Concept Active Tourer MPV - and a whole lot more
20 Sep 2012
BMW 114d hatch announced
BMW 114d side
News

BMW 114d hatch announced

New additions to BMW 1 Series and BMW 3 Series model ranges
3 Sep 2012
BMW 125i M Sport
BMW 125i front track
Road tests

BMW 125i M Sport

We drive the BMW 125i - a 215bhp hot-hatch version of the 1 Series with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine
18 Jul 2012
BMW M135i
BMW M135i
Road tests

BMW M135i

Storming 316bhp three-door 1 Series is first petrol model to emerge from M Performance brand
5 Jul 2012
BMW 125d M Sport
BMW 125d M Sport front tracking
Road tests

BMW 125d M Sport

Hot diesel BMW 1 Series serves up plenty of thrills, but is it worth the extra over the 120d?
29 Jun 2012
BMW 1 Series three-door
BMW M135i Three-door front tracking
News

BMW 1 Series three-door

Pictures and details of the new three-door BMW 1 Series have been released, ahead of first deliveries in September
14 May 2012
BMW expands 1 Series range
BMW 1 Series
News

BMW expands 1 Series range

BMW 1 Series gets three new engines and M Sport trim level
13 Jan 2012
BMW 118d
BMW 118d front tracking
Road tests

BMW 118d

Efficient diesel is set to be the top-selling new 1 Series – and we try it on UK roads
17 Oct 2011
BMW 1 Series ActiveE
BMW ActiveE
Road tests

BMW 1 Series ActiveE

All-electric version of 1 Series Coupe previews the powertrain that will be fitted to the BMW i3
6 Oct 2011
BMW 116i Sport
BMW 116i Sport front three-quarters
Road tests

BMW 116i Sport

We hit British roads to see if new hatch resolves previous flaws
28 Sep 2011
BMW 118d Convertible
BMW 118d Convertible front tracking
Road tests

BMW 118d Convertible

We get behind the wheel of BMW's new 60mpg soft-top
12 Aug 2011
BMW 120d Urban
BMW 120d Urban
Road tests

BMW 120d Urban

We try the new BMW 1 Series range’s most potent diesel in trendy new spec
27 Jul 2011
BMW 1 Series
BMW 1-Series
Road tests

BMW 1 Series

We drive BMW's new compact executive. Has it got what it takes to beat the upcoming new Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class?
13 Jul 2011
BMW 1-Series M Coupé
BMW 1-Series M Coupé
Road tests

BMW 1-Series M Coupé

Few cars can match the thrills on offer from the stunning BMW 1-Series M Coupé.
18 May 2011
BMW 1 Series
BMW 1-Series
In-depth reviews

BMW 1 Series

Despite its controversial looks the BMW 1-Series has a loyal following, thanks to engaging driving dynamics and premium appeal
28 Jan 2011
BMW’s new baby zeroes in on Fiesta
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BMW’s new baby zeroes in on Fiesta

Sub-1-Series model sets sights on Ford and front-wheel drive will be most frugal BMW
2 Nov 2009