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The BMW 1 Series began its life back in 2004 when the 3-Series was moving up in the world and BMW needed another small family car to serve as an entry model. It started off as a 5-door hatchback, but was introduced as a 2-door coupe, a 3-door hatchback, and a convertible in 2007. The current engine selection consists of a 3.0L I-6 producing 230hp and 200 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.0L twin turbo I-6 producing 300hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

2020 BMW 1 Series

2020 BMW 1 Series
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The little BMW hatchback returns with state-of-the-art tech and new looks

The 2019 BMW 1 Series, also known as the F40, is the third-generation version of BMW’s smallest vehicle yet. Launched in 2019, the F40-generation 1 Series is the first of its kind to feature a front-wheel-drive architecture, as BMW ditched the RWD platform it has been using since 2004. Now underpinned by the UKL2 architecture borrowed from Mini, the 1 Series is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

The F40 1 Series replaces a highly dated model in a market that already includes a highly advanced Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the relatively old Audi A3. BMW has yet to announce whether the new 1 Series is coming to the U.S., but chances are we won’t get this generation either. Let’s find out more about the brand-new BMW 1 Series in the review below.

 

Latest BMW 1 Series news and reviews:

2019 BMW 1 Series review roundup - has BMW dropped the ball with its new FWD baby model?

2019 BMW 1 Series review roundup - has BMW dropped the ball with its new FWD baby model?

All-new 1 Series may be mostly front-wheel drive, but there’s apparently a lot to like about it
I Saw the 2020 BMW M135i at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and I'm Impressed

I Saw the 2020 BMW M135i at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and I’m Impressed

BMW showed off the front-wheel-drive-biased M135i at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2020 BMW 1 Series vs 2020 Audi A3

2020 BMW 1 Series vs 2020 Audi A3

A good case of new vs old
A 400-Horsepower 1 Series and a Full-Out X8 M Are Just Two of the Many Things Coming from BMW

A 400-Horsepower 1 Series and a Full-Out X8 M Are Just Two of the Many Things Coming from BMW

There’s no hiding from it so might as well brace for a BMW invasion of M-level proportions
2020 BMW 1 Series

2020 BMW 1 Series

The little BMW hatchback returns with state-of-the-art tech and new looks
2020 BMW M135i vs 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35

2020 BMW M135i vs 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35

Latest spy shots:

Comparison: 2020 BMW 1 Series vs 2019 BMW 1 Series

Comparison: 2020 BMW 1 Series vs 2019 BMW 1 Series

The new 2020 BMW 1 Series is entirely different compared to the model it replaces
Is BMW Killing the 1 Series by Moving it to a FWD Architecture?

Is BMW Killing the 1 Series by Moving it to a FWD Architecture?

Actually no! BMW knows what it’s doing
2020 BMW 1 Series F40 - Quirks and Facts

2020 BMW 1 Series F40 - Quirks and Facts

The New 2020 BMW 1 Series is a Good Modern Hatchback, nut There Is No Reason To Care About It Anymore
2020 BMW 1 Series with M Performance Parts

2020 BMW 1 Series with M Performance Parts

M Performance parts available from launch on for the all-new 2020 BMW 1 Series
BMW Opens a New FWD Chapter For Its Smallest Model, The 2020 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

BMW Opens a New FWD Chapter For Its Smallest Model, The 2020 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

The 2020 BMW 1 Series debuts with front-wheel drive, more compact dimensions and bigger interior
2019 BMW 118i - driven

2019 BMW 118i - driven

Grab one new while you still can

Latest supercars:

The 2019 BMW M140i Finale Edition Is Your Last Chance To Get This Hot Hatch With a Rear-Wheel Drive and Six Bangers Under The Hood

The 2019 BMW M140i Finale Edition Is Your Last Chance To Get This Hot Hatch With a Rear-Wheel Drive and Six Bangers Under The Hood

Sorry, folks
BMW sideways carol commercial captures the Christmas spirit

BMW sideways carol commercial captures the Christmas spirit

Singing carols is easy, but not necessarily when you’re sliding sideways in a powerful BMW
BMW Recalling 1 Million Cars in the U.S. over Fire Risk

BMW Recalling 1 Million Cars in the U.S. over Fire Risk

BMW has been watching the reported problems for a while now..
BMW's Peddling Three Special Edition Models To Highlight Launch Of Updated BMW 1 Series

BMW’s Peddling Three Special Edition Models To Highlight Launch Of Updated BMW 1 Series

Take your pick from the Edition Sport Line Shadow, Edition M Sport Shadow, and M140i Edition Shadow
2016 - 2018 BMW 1 Series

2016 - 2018 BMW 1 Series

This is your last chance to get a RWD 1 Series
2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan

2017 BMW 1 Series Sedan

The battle in the compact premium sedan market is about to get serious
2018 BMW 1M Sedan

2018 BMW 1M Sedan

The 1 Series lineup could soon expand to include a high-performance sedan
2017 BMW M140i

2017 BMW M140i

BMW’s range-topping hatchback gets a new engine, but no upgrades inside and out
2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe By Alpha-N Performance

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe By Alpha-N Performance

The German tuner has brought out the vicious side of the revered sports coupe
BMW Considers RWD Next-Gen 1-Series

BMW Considers RWD Next-Gen 1-Series

BMW Showcases Predictive Gear Shift Technology In 1-Series Commercial: Video

BMW Showcases Predictive Gear Shift Technology In 1-Series Commercial: Video

2018 BMW 1 Series Sport Cross

2018 BMW 1 Series Sport Cross

BMW 1 Series Sedan Caught Winter Testing: Spy Shots

BMW 1 Series Sedan Caught Winter Testing: Spy Shots

2015 BMW M135i

2015 BMW M135i

Watch This Frightening Attempted Carjacking of a BMW X5 in South Africa: Video

Watch This Frightening Attempted Carjacking of a BMW X5 in South Africa: Video

BMW Teases 1 Series Facelift ; Will Unveil it Tomorrow: Video

BMW Teases 1 Series Facelift ; Will Unveil it Tomorrow: Video

Spy Shots: 2016 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Reveals its Interior

Spy Shots: 2016 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Reveals its Interior

Spy Shots: BMW 1 Series Sedan Reveals its Interior

Spy Shots: BMW 1 Series Sedan Reveals its Interior

New Forza Horizon Release Trailer - Play The Demo Next Week

New Forza Horizon Release Trailer - Play The Demo Next Week

Spy Shots: 2016 BMW 1 Series Sedan Begins Testing

Spy Shots: 2016 BMW 1 Series Sedan Begins Testing

Spy Shots: 2015 BMW M135i Caught Testing

Spy Shots: 2015 BMW M135i Caught Testing

BMW Crushes ActiveE Electric Test Cars

BMW Crushes ActiveE Electric Test Cars

2013 BMW 1 Series M CSL By TJ Fahrzeugdesign

2013 BMW 1 Series M CSL By TJ Fahrzeugdesign

2014 BMW M135i M Performance Special Edition

2014 BMW M135i M Performance Special Edition

Latest supercars:

2013 BMW M135i MH1 400 By Manhart Racing

2013 BMW M135i MH1 400 By Manhart Racing

2013 BMW M135i MH1 400 by Manhart Racing

2013 BMW M135i MH1 400 by Manhart Racing

Video: BMW Will Unveil the 2 Series on October 25th

Video: BMW Will Unveil the 2 Series on October 25th

2013 BMW M135i by Tuningwerk

2013 BMW M135i by Tuningwerk

2014 BMW 1 Series

2014 BMW 1 Series

Video: Chris Harris Reviews the Mercedes A45 AMG and BMW M135i

Video: Chris Harris Reviews the Mercedes A45 AMG and BMW M135i

Latest Videos:

2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Sportec

2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Sportec

Spy Shots: BMW 1 Series GT Seven-Seater Caught Again

2014 BMW 1-Series GT Seven-Seater

2014 BMW 1-Series GT Seven-Seater

M Division CEO "Absolutely Sure" the 1-Series M Coupe will Have a Successor

2013 BMW M135i by Sportec

2013 BMW M135i by Sportec

2013 BMW 116i Fashionista

2013 BMW 116i Fashionista

Latest Wallpapers:

BMW Launches M Limited Edition Models in Australia

BMW Launches M Limited Edition Models in Australia

BMW 1-Series Coupe gets 1M look from Prior Design

BMW 1-Series Coupe gets 1M look from Prior Design

Video: "Jingle Bells" Drfiting, Courtesy of the BMW M135i

Video: "Jingle Bells" Drfiting, Courtesy of the BMW M135i

2013 BMW 1-Series M Coupe by Schwabenfolia

2013 BMW 1-Series M Coupe by Schwabenfolia