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The 10 Best BMW Hatchback Models of All-Time

BMW Hatchback

BMW is known for its user-centric interior designs. The sexy sporty high-end brand caters to all tastes and preferences. The BMW hatchbacks are examples of their practical side. The brand builds hatchback styling across several of the model families under the BMW umbrella. Here are the 10 best BMW hatchback models of all-time.

10. BMW M140i

BMW M140i

The M140i is a hatchback that makes family life a lot more exciting. Rather than going with an SUV or station wagon, this sporty vehicle captured the attention of drivers who required practicality. Those who refused to abandon their need for speed and driving fun and excitement embraced the fast and responsive acceleration of the M140i.

There was plenty of room for the kids, sports gear, or groceries in the back. The hatchback gave everyone easy access to the contents, but when the kids were dropped off at practice it would be mom and dad's time to put the rubber to the road. The powerful 3-liter inline, six-cylinder engine could accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

9. BMW 125i

BMW 125i

The 125i is a small hatchback in BMW's 1 Series. It was originally designed in a rear-wheel-drive version. This drivetrain was discontinued and now all of the hatches are either front or all-wheel-drive.

The 2019 edition features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Its lightweight build makes good use of the 310 Nm of torque. The official acceleration tests confirm it moves from 0 to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds. It's a sporty car for those who prefer a smaller light vehicle with excellent fuel efficiency.

The practicality of the hatchback is just one more benefit. The car comes loaded with features including an Anthracite roof liner, Dakota leather trim, electronically adjustable front seats, adaptive LED headlights, a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, and much more.

8. BMW 118i

BMW 118i

The 118i is a member of the Series 1 family It is the entry-level trim for the 1 series range. it featured front-wheel-drive but the price went up due to the conversion. This hatchback was still the affordable option in the 1 Series with 2020 ushering in its third-generation.

It's available in the M135i variant as well with a sportier aesthetic. The interior is laid out for driver convenience with 2 10.25-inch color displays for the touchscreen infotainment system and the instrument cluster with the center console in a handy spot.

7. BMW 440i Gran Coupe

BMW 440i Gran Coupe

The 440i Gran Coupe is the hatchback version of the Series 4 line. The 24v 6 cylinder engine generates 322 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque for decent acceleration. Tests confirmed that it moves from a standstill to 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds with a maximum top speed of 155 mph due to the limiters. The fuel efficiency is remarkable at 41.5 mpg.

6. BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe

BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe

The 2 Gran Coupe was released in 2020. The design gives a nod to the basic genetics of the 1 Series hatchback. The vehicle features a transverse engine and a choice of AWD or front-wheel-drive.

It shares a suspension and a dash with the 1 Series. Although there are some similarities, the interior makes a radical departure with more plush features added to hold up against its Mercedes rival in the market.

5. BMW 430i Gran Coupe

BMW 430i Gran Coupe

The 430i is valued by drivers for several very good reasons. The hatchback body style is convenient for loading and unloading cargo. It's a useful option for drivers with families.

When it comes to driving, the 430i ranks high in performance with excellent balance and handling and decent responsiveness. The interior is upscale with easy to use controls that are placed in the best places to enhance convenience for the driver.

4. BMW 330i Gran Turismo

BMW 330i Gran Turismo

The BMW Series 3 Gran Turismo has its pros and cons, but it's one of the most popular hatchbacks in the BMW lineup for 2017. The hatchback is a utility that comes in handy for families with kids. It offers easy access to equipment for sports practice or loading and unloading groceries.

This model features an extended wheelbase to increase rear legroom for passenger comfort. All-Wheel-Drive is a standard feature. The engine is strong with plenty of power without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

3. BMW M135i

BMW M135i

The M135i is known as the hottest 1-series in hatchback form. It's the middle of the road model that falls between the regular BMWs and the full M vehicles. The car is less expensive than the previous 1-Series M coupe. This car comes equipped with driver-assist features and modern creature comforts.

It has plenty of power for decent acceleration. The 8 Series doesn't sacrifice fuel-efficiency in the process. The aerodynamic design maximizes airflow efficiency. The inline 4-cylinder Twin Power Turbo engine cranks out 248 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque. It's a smooth driving and riding car that has just enough power for its lightweight design.

2. BMW 118d

BMW 118d

The BMW 118d features a diesel engine. It takes the spotlight as the only 1 Series to bear this feature in the hatchback range. It's also affordably priced when compared with the other models in the series. Drivers love the sport line package that comes standard with this practical hatchback utility vehicle.

It comes equipped with satellite navigation, a six-speaker stereo, digital radio, reversing camera, a leather sports steering wheel, high gloss black trim, cloth upholstery sports seats, and more.

1. BMW i Series Hatchback

BMW i Series Hatchback

The 8 Series is the replacement for the 6 Series. Series 8 is a newer model that appeared in 2020 in a hatchback platform. It's a Gran Turismo minus the fifth door. It's available in a four-door version. The M8 version of the 8 Series will roll off the lines soon. The power and performance of the 2020 8 Series is applauded drivers.

It's an aesthetically pleasing vehicle inside and out with a roof available in carbon fiber. The i Series Hatchback is a refreshing change for families who want a middle-sized upscale vehicle that adds the convenience of a hatchback for busy lifestyles.

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Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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