BMW’s entry-level steed, the 1 Series, was effectively out of any contention for the hot hatch crown, until the 130i (equipped with the company’s famed normally aspirated in-line six) made its debut in 2006. The sportscar price, iffy cabin plastics and compromised rear room counted against the 130i, but perhaps the new 125i can right some of those wrongs…
Which of the current Volkswagen R models would get your vote?
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