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BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series small hatchback is the smallest car produced by BMW, but despite its diminutive size offers a range of luxurious appointments and tech for entry-level buyers. 

The BMW 1 Series range sits below its 2 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series and 7 Series stablemates in terms of price and size. 

Pricing for the BMW 1 Series begins in the $40,000 range, but steps up to above $60,000 if you opt for the performance-minded M variants.

There's little choice on offer in terms of engine and layout with the BMW 1 Series, with a sole variant and bodystyle on offer for non-M variants. BMW 1 Series now receives a front-wheel-drive layout as standard, and a turbo four-cylinder engine. 

The BMW 1 Series M- cars come with all-wheel drive and a high-performance engine, among other sporty upgrades. 

The BMW 1 Series competes with luxury rivals including the Mercedes-Benz A Class, Audi A3 and Lexus CT.

How often should the BMW 1 Series be serviced?

BMW offers a program called 'condition based servicing' for the BMW 1 Series. That means that you only need to get the car checked over and serviced when items like oil and brakes need replacing. The BMW 1 Series car will inform you of when it needs to be serviced.

Are BMW 1 Series front-wheel-drive?

BMW recently made the change to go from rear- to front-wheel-drive with the new 1 Series. The change has allowed for a larger cabin and improvements with packaging. 

Where are BMW 1 Series made? 

The BMW 1 Series is made in Leipzig, Germany.

BMW 1 Series (3)
  • 118i M Sport
    Hatchback
    Price:$46,990
    Body:Hatchback
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:7 SP Automatic
    Engine:1.5L, 3cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:5.9 L / 100 km
  • M135i xDrive Pure
    Hatchback
    Price:$64,990
    Body:Hatchback
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.5 L / 100 km
  • M135i xDrive
    Hatchback
    Price:$69,990
    Body:Hatchback
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.5 L / 100 km