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  • BMW M140i (2017) review

    Price:  £34,480

    22 May 2017 by Jake Groves

    The hottest 1-series yet is put through its paces

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  • But it's the 3.0-litre twin-turbo under the bonnet that really makes the difference

    BMW M135i (2015) review

    Price:  £31,725

    18 March 2015 by CJ Hubbard

    Updated 1-series arrives with a bang as M135i gets upgrade to 322bhp

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  • BMW M135i (2012) review

    Price:  £31,500

    06 July 2012 by Chris Chilton

    Chris Chilton tries out the new 316bhp 1-series. Is it worthy of that classic M badge?

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  • BMW 1-series M Coupe (2011) review

    Price:  £39,990

    28 April 2011 by Georg Kacher

    A 135i with delusions of grandeur, or an E30 M3 heir? We drive the BMW 1-series M Coupe to find out.

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  • BMW 120i SE Convertible (2008) driven review

    Price:  £25,215

    25 April 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Remember when the BMW 3-series convertible had a fabric roof? It wasn’t always an upmarket folding tin-top. So a gap’s opened up beneath it. A gap that’s a perfect fit for a smart and decently...

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  • BMW 125i Convertible (2008) review

    Price:  £26,195

    29 January 2008 by Richard Aucock

    BMW teased us with the 1-series concept back in 2002. Remember the CS1, a stubby two-door drop-top, with flame surfacing fanning the flames of controversy? The BMW firewall, roasted by a million...

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  • BMW 123d Coupe M Sport front three-quarters

    BMW 123d Coupe M Sport (2008) review

    Price:  £26,290

    29 October 2007 by Richard Aucock

    We quite liked the BMW 135i, but the bulk of the 1-series Coupe sales will be diesel. How times change. The 120d boasts 177bhp (to think we thought a 1990s 325i, with 170bhp, was fast) but it’s...

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  • BMW 135i Coupe (2007) review

    Price:  £29,745

    21 October 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    So, is this the ‘One’ that everyone has been waiting for? Very good. The thought of a small, highly focused BMW, with the full M Sport works, powered by one of the finest engines on sale has certainly...

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  • BMW 120i (2007) review

    Price:  £18,995

    28 February 2007 by Chris Chilton

    It’s a 1-series with two fewer doors Well spotted. Two years after we first got our hands on the original five-door 1-series, BMW has given us the sportier (if only psychologically) three-door.

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