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
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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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