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BMW 1 Series (2019-) review

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Key features
  • Medium
  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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First introduced in 2004, the 1 Series is BMW’s answer to premium hatchback rivals from Audi and Mercedes. Traditionally it upheld BMW’s driver-focused ethos, with rear-wheel drive and a sporty driving experience. Now in its third generation, this all-new model radically changes the 1 Series recipe in the quest for greater practicality and everyday usability. Has it succeeded? Find out in our full BMW 1 Series review.

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  • Should I buy it?
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December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

October 2020

Released

September 2019

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