To the uninitiated, perhaps when the BMW 1 Series first arrived in 2004 it was the same as any other hatch in those days but the cooking ingredients couldn’t be more different.

It was rear-wheel driven, as well as very fast, drifty and melodious when fitted with a 3.0l straight-six engine...

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