It is car-class golf with rear wheel drive and longitudinal engine layout of the Bavarian company BMW. For the first series includes models BMW E81, E82, E87, and E88. Issue of the series was launched in 2004. The last car of this class was the BMW 3 Series Compact (E36/5 and E46/5). In the first year of production was sold 149,493 cars. Thanks to this figure, the model 1-series in third place among the entire range of BMW, sells better only 3 and 5 series.
There are four body BMW 1 Series 3-and 5-door hatchbacks - E81 and E87, Coupe - E82, as well as convertible - E88. As for the technical data BMW 1 Series, it is worth noting three petrol engines, the most powerful of them - 2-liter capacity 150 hp. and two diesels, the strongest of which has 163 horsepower. However, in the 2005 series was added 3-liter engine producing 265 horsepower, and in 2008 appeared the engine with two turbochargers and a capacity of 306 forces.