Motoring Special: BMW benefits from sporty style

Mixing the M Sport specification with the three-door 1 Series body results in a sporty car - regardless of what's under the bonnet, writes Shane O'Donoghue.

27th January, 2013
The BMW 116d M Sport three-door: a comfortable drive with a sporting body kit.

There's a bewildering array of options open to the buyer of the latest BMW 1 Series. Leaving aside the availability of the outgoing Coupé and Convertible for the moment (they're due for replacement before too long), the three and five-door hatchbacks are offered with a vast number of engines and trim levels.

Browse through BMW's online configurator to find the ideal match to your budget and you'll find petrol options include the 102hp 114i, the...

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