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BMW M135i 2024 review – a match for the Volkswagen Golf R?
BMW M135i review
Reviews

BMW M135i 2024 review – a match for the Volkswagen Golf R?

BMW’s hot hatch is a good car, but no longer a unique one, and misses the mark for pure fun
22 May 2024
Why the BMW 1M Coupé is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years
BMW 1M Coupé – front
Features

Why the BMW 1M Coupé is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years

To mark our 25th anniversary we name the 25 most significant driver's cars launched in the last 25 years. Editor-in-chief Stuart Gallagher presents th…
19 Jan 2024
AC Schnitzer ACS1 2022 review – tuned BMW M135i takes on Mercedes-AMG A35
AC Schnitzer ACS1
Reviews

AC Schnitzer ACS1 2022 review – tuned BMW M135i takes on Mercedes-AMG A35

Brilliantly judged chassis upgrades unearth the desirable hot hatch lurking within BMW’s M135i xDrive
11 May 2022
BMW 128ti 2021 review – does BMW's first front-drive hot hatch have the GTI beat?
BMW 128ti B660 – front
Reviews

BMW 128ti 2021 review – does BMW's first front-drive hot hatch have the GTI beat?

BMW's first front-drive hot hatch has some issues against more focused rivals, but is very well priced and does enough to worry the basic Golf GTI
4 Nov 2021
Upgraded 2022 BMW M135i xDrive revealed – Volkswagen Golf R rival to feature crucial chassis tweaks
2022 BMW M135i xDrive
News

Upgraded 2022 BMW M135i xDrive revealed – Volkswagen Golf R rival to feature crucial chassis tweaks

BMW has upgraded the Golf R-rivalling M135i for 2022, recalibrating the suspension geometry and calibration
20 Oct 2021

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BMW 128ti revealed in full – new £32,995 VW Golf GTI rival
News

BMW 128ti revealed in full – new £32,995 VW Golf GTI rival

Front-wheel-drive 1-series gets sharpened into a Golf GTI rival, and gains the iconic Turismo Internationale badge
6 Oct 2020
Birds BMW M140i review - British tuner tweaks BMW's rear-drive hot hatch
Reviews

Birds BMW M140i review - British tuner tweaks BMW's rear-drive hot hatch

Birds’ upgrades are subtle but effective. Engine modifications aren’t essential, but you’ll welcome the chassis improvements
9 Jun 2020
BMW M135i (2012-2016) review – price, video, specifications and 0-60 time
M140i side
Reviews

BMW M135i (2012-2016) review – price, video, specifications and 0-60 time

Still a modern day performance bargain
18 May 2020
BMW 1M Coupe review - price, specs and 0-60 time
BMW 1M review sideways drift powerslide
Reviews

BMW 1M Coupe review - price, specs and 0-60 time

The BMW 1M Coupe helped introduce turbocharging to the M Car range. Review and video here
6 May 2020
AC Schnitzer previews upgrade parts for latest BMW 1-series
News

AC Schnitzer previews upgrade parts for latest BMW 1-series

Prolific BMW tuner unveils its first parts for the predominantly front-wheel-drive 1-series
20 Feb 2020
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BMW M140i review
M140i front
In-depth reviews

BMW M140i review

The M140i is a polished, powerful and charismatic hot hatch that can start to unravel when pushed to its limits
27 Jan 2020
New 2019 BMW 1-series unveiled, including a hot Golf R-rival
M135i header
News

New 2019 BMW 1-series unveiled, including a hot Golf R-rival

The new 1-series has made the transition to front-wheel drive – welcome to the mainstream
28 May 2019
2019 BMW 1-series spied
2020 BMW 1 Series teaser
Spy shots

2019 BMW 1-series spied

BMW’s next 1-series hatchback adopts front-wheel drive – for better or worse
17 May 2019
MMR BMW 1M review – 426bhp from tuned 1M coupe
MMR BMW 1M Coupe - rear
Reviews

MMR BMW 1M review – 426bhp from tuned 1M coupe

Engine and chassis upgrades reveal a more exotic side to BMW’s limited-run coupe
10 Nov 2018
BMW 1-series saloon spied testing in Germany
BMW 1-series saloon - front quarter
Spy shots

BMW 1-series saloon spied testing in Germany

The BMW 1-series is about to go through big changes, not least its move to FWD
8 Nov 2018
BMW 1-series review
BMW 1-series hatch -
Reviews

BMW 1-series review

A wonderfully rear-drive premium compact hatchback
14 Aug 2017
BMW 1-series review
BMW 1-series hatch -
BMW 1 Series hatchback

BMW 1-series review

A wonderfully rear-drive premium compact hatchback
14 Aug 2017
Special editions and range updates for BMW 1 and 3-series
News

Special editions and range updates for BMW 1 and 3-series

Cosmetic tweaks and some shadowy special editions upgrade the 1-series and 3-series ranges for 2017
11 May 2017
BMW 1-series M Coupe video review
BMW 1-series M Coupe review
Reviews

BMW 1-series M Coupe video review

We drive the new BMW 1-series M Coupe. With a 340bhp straight six, is it the E30 M3 reborn? Review, pictures and video
11 Aug 2016
BMW 125i M-Sport review - price, specs and 0-60 time
BMW 125i M Sport
Reviews

BMW 125i M-Sport review - price, specs and 0-60 time

The BMW 125i gets a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Is it still worthy of the badge?
14 Apr 2015
BMW 118i Urban review - price, specs and 0-60 time
BMW 118i
Reviews

BMW 118i Urban review - price, specs and 0-60 time

The second generation BMW 1-series is here - and the turbocharged 118i is the most powerful petrol-powered version available from launch
4 Mar 2015
This is how to make your M135i sound like an M4
News

This is how to make your M135i sound like an M4

This M135i owner hacked into BMW's synthesised system to make his car sound like a 425bhp M4
22 Jan 2015
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Porsche Cayman v BMW M235i video
Porsche Cayman v BMW M235i track battle
Videos

Porsche Cayman v BMW M235i video

It's Porsche Cayman v BMW M235i in our latest track twin test video. Which German sports car comes out on top?
4 Jul 2014
BMW Vision Gran Turismo
BMW Vision Gran Turismo racing car
News

BMW Vision Gran Turismo

The BMW Vision Gran Turismo concept is a racing M235i available for download for the Playstation driving simulator
15 May 2014
BMW 2-series coupe
BMW 2-series coupe red
News

BMW 2-series coupe

The BMW 2-series replaces the 1-series Coupe, with the performance M235i getting a Racing version
9 Dec 2013
BMW 2-series upgrades
BMW announces 2-series M Performance
News

BMW 2-series upgrades

BMW has released a whole line of performance parts for the the 2-series Coupe. Pictures and details here
4 Dec 2013
Mature hot hatch test
BMW M135i vs Renaultsport Megane 265 Cup
Group tests

Mature hot hatch test

Prefer your fast hatchbacks a little bit more mature? We pitch BMW’s M135i against Scirocco R, Mégane 265 and a 292bhp Focus ST
7 Jun 2013
evo's 2014 trackdays
evo's 2013 trackday dates
Features

evo's 2014 trackdays

Fancy taking your car on track this year? You can meet the evo team and drive our home circuit via evo's 2014 track events
23 Apr 2013
BMW 1-series 3-dr hatch available from September
Advertorial 1-series
Features

BMW 1-series 3-dr hatch available from September

Continuing the expansion of the BMW 1 Series range, the brand new 3 Door Sports Hatch hits the roads in September
30 Aug 2012
End of term: BMW 1M Coupe
BMW 1M Coupe
Long term tests

End of term: BMW 1M Coupe

Our 1M was frequently driven with enthusiasm, and getting it sideways was often hard to resist...
10 Mar 2012
BMW M135i unveiled
BMW M135
News

BMW M135i unveiled

BMW has shown off another 'production ready' concept, with the M135i set to appear at the Geneva motor show
24 Feb 2012
BMW 1M Coupe
BMW 1M Coupe
Long term tests

BMW 1M Coupe

The 1M takes a trip to the 'Ring, and manages to hit an indicated 170mph on the Autobahn
16 Feb 2012
BMW 1M Coupe
BMW 1M Coupe
Long term tests

BMW 1M Coupe

A recent ‘incident’ in the 1M has left two of its alloys badly kerbed
15 Feb 2012
BMW 1M Coupe
BMW 1M Coupe
Long term tests

BMW 1M Coupe

Roger Green gives competition winner Adam Hance some tips on how to tackle the Bedford Autodrome in our 1M
15 Feb 2012