M135i, not M140i?Good spot. This all-new, third-generation 1 Series arrives with big news. It’s no longer a rear-driven car, its architecture front-wheel drive at its core, with a 4WD system – called xDrive – added to higher-powered 1s like this. Which no longer have a big six-cylinder engine, either, something the ‘40’ badge is reserved for.It’s around this time we should probably fire off the adenoidal-sounding ‘petrolhead disgust’ klaxon, but in truth we’ve had more than long enough to get used to this, given the BMW X1, X2 and 2 Series Active Tourer gave us more than fair warning it’d happen. And hey, they’re pretty good to drive for their ilk.