BMW 1 Series Hatchback MUST come to the U.S.

BMW has just given the 1 Series Hatchback the ole nip/tuck treatment and, to these eyes, has dramatically improved it. The previous 1 Series Hatchback to me looked a bit frumpy and just never seemed right. Not that it was ugly, just not particularly good looking either. » 1/18/15 3:00pm 1/18/15 3:00pm

BMW Greenlights FWD 1-Series Sedan In Sure Sign Of Apocalypse

BMW, the company that once bragged in ads like this one that they do not make front-wheel drive cars for a good reason, has decided the rabbit with giant front feet may not be so bad after all and has greenlit a front-wheel drive 1-Series. Repent, for the end is nigh! » 9/27/13 1:10pm 9/27/13 1:10pm

Why The BMW 1-Series Is The Next Great Future Classic

Last week, the first uncovered photos of the BMW 2-Series hit the web. I like it. But it got me thinking about the outgoing BMW 1-Series, and why years from now, it may be the most sought after Bimmer of our time by enthusiasts, weekend racers and hoons on a budget. Now might be the ideal time to snatch one up. » 5/24/13 3:30pm 5/24/13 3:30pm

The Next BMW 1-Series Might Not Come To America

Just what is up with the BMW 1-Series these days, anyway? The small coupe we Americans get was replaced with a new three- or five-door hatch in the European market back in 2011 called the F20. That hasn't come stateside yet, and reportedly, its successor might not either. » 5/03/13 2:06pm 5/03/13 2:06pm

This Is What A Modern BMW Sounds Like When Engine Sounds Aren't Piped…

One unfortunate side effect of the increase in technology on automobiles is what has happened to engine sounds. » 1/05/13 11:00am 1/05/13 11:00am

Why The Hell Would You Drive Your BMW Up A Pedestrian Bridge?

We understand that your 1-series coupe is the littlest car BMW makes, but there's no way you thought it wouldn't get stuck on that pedestrian bridge. Surely you're not that stupid. » 6/28/12 9:30am 6/28/12 9:30am

BMW M135i Concept: Bimmer Got Back

Ain't no fruit sweeter than a forbidden one. Just ask Eve. Fans in the United States get a plethora of BMW 1 Sseries products, including a convertible and the delightful 1M Coupe. They should be content, but then BMW drops this. It's the BMW M135i three-door hatch concept and the yearning begins yet again. Damn you,… » 2/24/12 8:30am 2/24/12 8:30am

BMW 1M vs Porsche Cayman R vs Audi TT RS: Which to buy?

The new genre of "lower-case halo cars" — specifically the Porsche Cayman R, BMW 1M and Audi TT RS — are pricey, but they've got their priorities in the right place, with nimble handling, supercar acceleration and manual transmission only. The question is, which one would you buy? » 10/20/11 2:00pm 10/20/11 2:00pm

Lawyers plot lawsuit over BMW nav system that skips their house

Normally the travails of two lawyers with a minor defect in their BMW 1-Series wouldn't be enough to even lift our fingers from the Xbox controlers, but when you're threatening lawsuits because your navigation system doesn't show your house, it's time to press pause. » 10/14/11 9:30am 10/14/11 9:30am

How a BMW forum busted a car dealership

Two unidentified individuals recently flogged a dealership-fresh BMW 1M at high speeds on residential streets. One of them caught it on video. That video wound up on YouTube. You can guess what happened next. » 8/17/11 3:00pm 8/17/11 3:00pm

Does this European BMW 1-Series "Studie" have a high-performance secret?

This dolled-up European BMW 1-Series may just be fitted with a modified M-Package, but more likely it's a performance concept set for an anticipated debut. Either way, this "BMW Performance Studie 1-Series" was recently spotted at a dealer presentation in Germany. » 8/16/11 3:00pm 8/16/11 3:00pm

This is the new BMW 1 Series with M pack

It's not the next-gen 1M — we're still reading the tea leaves on that one — but the new 1 Series with BMW's M appearance package. New bumper, new wheels and some interior bits style up the resident angry bird. » 6/06/11 2:45pm 6/06/11 2:45pm

The 2012 BMW 1-Series looks like an Angry Bird

Images of the European 1 Series leaked to the web today, revealing a heavily massaged shape with much in common with BMW's recently updated 5 and 7 Series models. » 6/03/11 4:30pm 6/03/11 4:30pm

Remote-Control a BMW 1-Series By Nokia Smartphone

It only took Chinese programmers An Jiaxuan and a friend 20 days to build a remote-controlled BMW 1-Series, using a Nokia C7 as a controller. How'd they do it? Massive amounts of geekery and a little support from Nokia Asia. » 1/21/11 9:45am 1/21/11 9:45am

Virginal BMW 1M Wears Showroom White

That's Alpine White, to be exact. A Driving-Fun photog caught several shots of a showroom-prepped BMW 1M somewhere in the Netherlands. Apparently it made it through the wilderness, and soon will be touched for the very first time. » 1/05/11 10:00am 1/05/11 10:00am

BMW 1 Series M Does The Cadillac Strip Tease

The BMW 1 Series M's showing a little skin with a front quarter strip tease a la Cadillac CTS Coupe. Nice cross-drilled rotors. We were going to call it "The Bob Lutz Strip Tease," but that's a horrifying mental image. » 8/27/10 4:30pm 8/27/10 4:30pm

BMW 1-Series M Confirmed, Won't Be Called M1

BMW's M-anaging director Dr. Kay Segler has confirmed the mysterious 1-Series testers we've seeing are indeed testers for a new M-division product. But, it won't wear the M1 moniker. No matter — lighter and faster, please. [ (translated) via Pistonheads] » 6/04/10 8:30am 6/04/10 8:30am

Murilee Awed By Las Calles de México

I spent a few days in the beach town of Sayulita, Nayarit State, Mexico last week. Talk about your outstanding mix of battered-yet-proud survivors and Stuff We Can't Buy Up Here! Let's take a look. » 4/17/10 11:00am 4/17/10 11:00am