The BMW 1 Series is a series of compact luxury cars manufactured by the German automaker BMW since 2004. Successor to the BMW Compact, it has been produced in four different body styles.
BMW E87 (2004–2011): five-door hatchback
BMW E81 (2007–2011): three-door hatchback
BMW E82 (2007–2013): two-door coupe
BMW E88 (2007–2014): two-door convertible
BMW F20 (2011–2015): five-door hatchback
BMW F21 (2012–2015): three-door hatchback
2nd Generation LCI (Facelift)
F20 LCI (2015–actual): five-door hatchback
F21 LCI (2015–actual): three-door hatchback
The first-generation BMW 1 Series is a small family car produced by the German automaker BMW since 2004, when it replaced the BMW 3 Series Compact range as the smallest and cheapest vehicle (depending on the engine model) in the BMW range. As of May 2013, the 3-door hatchback (model code E81) and 5-door hatchback (E87) have been superseded by the F20 and F21 models; the 2-door coupe (E82) and the two-door convertible (E88) have been superseded by the new BMW 2 Series.