F20 1 Series M Sport Takes to the \’Ring

Worldcarfans has a few of the first photos of the F20 five door hatch adorned with the M Sport package and the always popular M Sport aerokit. We ‘re guessing that the testing is focusing on suspension and cooling (with the new front-end).

That aside, we ‘re curious to know what ‘s under the hood. The tell-tale signs of an N55 are there due to the twin exhausts but we hadn ‘t expected the 135i to appear in hatch form. Could it be an early mule for the 1er coupe? Or perhaps will we see the 135i in a hatch variation (likely not for the US market of course). Or perhaps even more interesting, is BMW extending the dual exhaust design philosophy to a high output four cylinder?

The F20 1 Series will show-up inthree and five door variety in late 2011 (as 2012 models) and the coupe and convertible will hit showrooms a year later in late 2012.

As we ‘ve previously reported, expect engines to grow in power and sophistication along with the car itself. Here’s the list of models and associated engine output as it stands now:

  • 116i 1.6L Turbo 134 HP
  • 118i 1.6L Turbo 154 HP
  • 120i 2.0L Turbo 182 HP
  • 125i 2.0L Turbo 215 HP
  • 130i 2.0L Turbo 249 HP
  • 135i 3.0L Turbo 300 HP

On the diesel front the engines will remain similar to the current range:

  • 116d 2.0L 120 HP
  • 118d 2.0L 148 HP
  • 120d 2.0L 181 HP
  • 123d 2.0L 200 HP

You can read all over our F20 1 Series coverage in our F20 section.

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  • Jon

    Oh no! You guys are turning into a news site…what happened to the whole enthusiast angle we came to love? Let bimmer post cater to that crowd and you guys focus on enthusiasts stuff…

    but anyway…it’s your site and you can do whatever you please. just a thought based on what I have seen lately.

  • Dylan

    The current 130i (N/A 3.0 6 cylinder) match has a dual tip exhaust.

    • The 130i has a single exhaust with dual tips on one side as an N52/N53. The N54/N55 has single tips on either side of the car.

      This spy shot shows a car with dual single tips on either side

      It will be interesting to see what type of exhaust the new 4 cylinder turbos will get, I would assume they will have the same as the current naturally aspirated 6 and the NA 4s should keep the same as current.

      Also- the “is” versions will become more available if sources are to be believed.

  • I’ve only seen it dual on one side – not split sides which is the look of ’35i models.

  • Dylan

    I bow to your superior knowledge!

  • Woo Hoo

    I wish they would either slap a Mini badge on it and call it a day or KILL it. WHY is BMW building compact cars? It’s in the past..leave it there, let Smart and Mini have that sub market. Compact cars have no air of exclusivity whatsoever, it’s hurting brand image.

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