Has BMW got front-wheel-drive performance cars right at its first attempt?
Front-drive BMW hot hatch is aimed squarely at VW's latest fast Golf
Awkward: BMW’s new 128ti entry-level hot hatch might well be the best 1 Series
Cheeky BMW is out to eat the Golf GTI's lunch with a punchy new baby hot hatch
New generation 1 Series arrives in sporty M135i xDrive form alongside new entry-level X1 variant
"Unlike the base-model A-Classes, which have nasty engines, clunky transmissions and duff chassis, the 1 Series is a good car from the bottom up."
Pitchforks at the ready, purists: BMW’s dinkiest now comes without rear-drive.
"If you’re still upset about the lack of RWD or straight-six engines, then BMW reassures us the next 2 Series coupe will retain both of those things."
Roomier, safer, no 6cyl, but an EV version: your full new 1 Series debrief.