BMW 1-Series Hatchback

  • BMW's M135i hot hatch

    We’ll admit it: we’re smitten with BMW’s M Performance hatchback, the M135i. It’s the right size, it offers hatchback sensibility and it looks to be a whole lot of fun on twisty roads. In fact, there’s only one problem with BMW’s hot hatch: it’s not for U.S. consumption. As the story goes, BMW North America was offered the car, but shot it down on the archaic belief that “Americans don’t buy hatchbacks.” Some time later, BMW NA tried to reverse its decision, but was told by Munich that it was too late. Certifying the car to meet U.S...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback (three-door)
    BMW 1-Series Three-Door Revealed, Includes M135i Range-Topper

    BMW has finally revealed the three-door version of its latest-generation 1-Series Hatchback, which has been on sale in Europe since last year. The car is unlikely to be launched in the U.S. though coupe and convertible variants will arrive in the coming year or so, possibly badged as a 2-Series...

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