BMW takes things forward with its premium hatchback

The new front-wheel drive 1 Series is a compromise on the ‘ultimate driving machine’, but one we can live with

21st July, 2019
The BMW M135i xDrive: a fast and highly competent hatchback

I’ll concede that only a small percentage of our readers are likely to understand the importance of a rear-wheel drive set-up to those who love driving. BMW does, and it has long traded on an image of delivering the most sporty-to-drive cars on the market, in all sectors. A major part of that used to be rear-wheel drive.

In truth, it still is, but BMW’s model range has exploded in recent decades. First...

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