4. BMW 1 Series

It’s a very interesting time for the 1 Series as BMW have announced they’re ditching the rear wheel drive setup and going for a more conventional front-wheel-drive infrastructure with ‘xDrive’ available on certain models. The new 1 Series barely resembles the model it replaces now and, frankly, we’re excited. We’re keen to see how this new model performs on the road when it is released later this year. We’re keen to see how well it sells now that it is more practical, more economical and more versatile in tricky weather conditions. We’re confident it will be an elite premium hatchback but you need to get in touch with your dealership as soon as possible if you want to have one of the first models on the road when they’re released later this year. The 1 Series is available to order now with prices from £24,430.