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BMW 1 Series
The Top Gear car review:BMW 1 Series
On the inside
Layout, finish and space
The most important element of the latest BMW 1 Series interior is space, and whether or not BMW has managed to improve it. Yes it has, but not by much. The wheelbase has grown by 30mm, but it still feels cramped in the rear. This is due to the compromises in providing RWD, something BMW may be dropping for its future small cars.
The cabin itself is impressive. It’s clearly of high quality, in terms of design and materials. It was, for a brief time, the class benchmark - the gap to the Audi A3 really is quite small.