It has been brought to our attention that there are many Americans besides just us who wish they could more easily get their hands on the sort of two- and four-door hatchbacks that Europeans buy by the truckload. Not only that, but we also dream of having access to the full range of clever four-cylinder gas & diesel engines our Old Country brethren take for granted.
Modern Mini Van from BMW 1 Series – BMW Car
Engine View from BMW 1 Series – BMW Car
We definitely chose the right 1 Series specification for our tastes. An eight-speed Tiptronic automatic done up in the glossy Urban Line would clearly bring home better fuel efficiency numbers, but it wouldn’t have been as fun, & this trim just looks forced in its design details versus the Sport Line. The special 18-inch wheels & Pirellis were great gear all day long & the lonely little tail pipe, while not much to write home about, did its best to sing us a little song. The special leather wrapping our Sport Line’s performance seats & steering wheel looked & felt spot-on, too.
Black Shifter View from BMW 1 Series – BMW Car
Wheel View from BMW 1 Series – BMW Car