A philosophy shift for new BMW 1 Series
Bavaria’s premium hatch gets roomier but ditches time-honoured rear-wheel drive
Do you care more about whether the car is being pushed or pulled by its wheels, or whether it drives well and has decent space?
That’s the question BMW is posing with its new, third-generation 1 Series hatchback range, which goes on sale in SA in November, fresh from its coming-out party at last weekend’s BMW M Festival at Kyalami. It will initially be sold in two models: the front-wheel drive 118i and the all-wheel drive M135i xDrive...