The BMW 1 Seriessmall 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.
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.