1 Series Hatchback?

1-series | May 18th, 2008 by 15

I'm curious how many readers in the US would like a 1 series hatchback? We know BMW tried this a while back with the 318ti. …

I'm curious how many readers in the US would like a 1 series hatchback? We know BMW tried this a while back with the 318ti.

And with all respect I think the 1 Series is positioned a little different than the 318ti.

Would you want a 1 series hatchback?



15 responses to “1 Series Hatchback?”

  1. Nico says:

    One of the few advantages of living in Europe…I traded my 3-series for a 5 doors 1-series last year and I haven’t regretted it for one second, what a car!

  2. Horatiu B. says:

    Why do you like it better? Any particular reason?

  3. Ed says:

    I live in Aust. Own- 04 mod 325ti (M-Susp, et al). The 5 door 1-Series is a flawed design. Try accessing the rear seat, and the trunk is small. However, I’m looking for a diesel and it is the BEST handling car in it’s segment by a long shot – 2nd is the VW Golf GT Sport diesel. Both are rockets when pushed. Almost as good as the 325ti!!

  4. zOxta says:

    Here in Egypt , The 1 Series Hatchback is the only option available to you .

  5. Nico says:

    @ Horatiu B.: Well first of all, I just like smaller cars more, they feel more agile. Second, my 3 series was really sensitive to eeuhm, how do I say it, tracks made in the road by trucks, I really had to fight my car to stay on the same line. Some say this is because of the runflat tires but my 1 series also has those and has no problem with truck tracks. The 3 series steered heavier, and the pedals also required more force, the 1 series just feels more cohesive to me, everything is more fluid and precise. The only downside is that on the highway the 3 series was a bit more quite.

  6. Horatiu B. says:

    Interesting to see that many people will take either one of them. Even though I am not a big fan of the hatchback design, I will probably buy one if it makes financial sense

  7. len says:

    I would love to have a bmw 1 series hatchback in the US. i drive a mazda hatchback, and i think hatchbacks are extremely useful. a bmw hatchback be a dream come true.

  8. Horatiu B. says:

    len » Hopefully BMW will listen and bring a hatchback here

  9. Nico says:

    @len: Driving a 1 series hatchback myself, I can tell you it’s not really useful at all! The trunk is one of the smallest I have ever seen, I can barely fit my grocery shopping into it. I used to drive a VW Golf V, and there I could put my mountain bike into it without any problem (laying flat the rear seats of course). Luckily I don’t care if a car is useful or not ;)

  10. Howchewdoin says:

    There are way too many 3 series cars in Calgary (where I live). Having the diesel 1 series hatchback would be a great commuter car for me and would provide additional choices for those in town here.

  11. Stuart says:

    I live in Los Angeles. I drive around 35 miles each way to my business. I own an 04 Acura TSX which I really like but it has become too big for my needs. I am not a lover of big cars but in 2004 the TSX was the best option in HP, features, mileage per gallon and looks. I would love to own a BMW but the current line doesn’t appeal to me. I was hoping the 1 would do it but still too costly. The new 09 TSX has lots of features but like I’ve said it is too big for what I need. On the other hand, a BMW 3-door hatchback would be AWESOME!!!! I have 9 more payments on my TSX and I am currently looking at my girl’s GTI Turbo as an option for myself. If BMW had the hatchback in the US by 2009 I would be first in line for it. I’ll keep praying….

  12. Ben says:

    I am so keen to purchase a 1-series hatchback I even configured one on the BMW UK web site. I currently own a 325i that I am very happy with but having driven a 1-series hatchback around Europe recently would love to get my hands on one of these. Not to mention the dramatically improved gas mileage!

  13. devin says:

    i love the look of the hatchback but i would only get one if it had the 135i engine in it… see im a younger guy and i want something to play with… im currently looking at both the 135i and the mitsu lancer evo x mr… around the same price and as of right now im leaning toward the 135i…

  14. Nirav Patel says:

    Bring the hatch to the states.

  15. Leanna says:

    I love love love love love my 318ti. Any other car doesn’t come as close to my heart as that beautiful machine. She’s getting old and I want a newer faster one but I’m not going to be happy with anything other than another hatchback. I want a 1series diesel so bad I’m considering going to Germany and shipping it over to get it. I’ve toyed with getting a mini or something different but I feel like I will be settling for less. I know I won’t be happy in the end.

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