BMW 1 Series’ new face to the world

BMW launches its facelifted 1 Series, but, Shane O’Donoghue asks, do Irish buyers really need all-wheel drive?

22nd March, 2015
The new BMW 120d xDrive is due to go on sale in Ireland before the end of this month

Ihad to triple check the technical specifications, as the 0-100km/h sprint time for the modest looking BMW 1 Series you see before you is quoted at 6.8 seconds.

Not all that long ago that would have been a respectable figure for a proper sports car, but here’s a premium five-door hatchback powered by a regular diesel engine that can achieve such performance, yet it also sips fuel in a miserly fashion and emits low levels...

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