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andm99
03-04-2004, 02:27 PM
In case everyone didnt know I'll say that at the risk of a repost. It looks like for the US, the 1er will only get Inline 6 engines. Good news because we'll get the same engine of the current 3er minus some weight therefore faster 0 to 60 times.

EdP
03-04-2004, 03:36 PM

AGK
03-04-2004, 03:58 PM
the 130 is fast !
I saw it on testing and had no chance to follow it.

andm99
03-04-2004, 04:24 PM
its likely they will. most bMWs being released seem to all be configurable with other engines. The best example is the Z4, it can easily hold a V8 and the I6, just look at Hartge's Z4. The E90 will also likely hold V8 due to its 1. rumors and 2. larger bonnet and bigger engine bay. If the 1er doesn't have an I6 i'd be very surprised.

xyzzy
03-04-2004, 04:26 PM
Ok ignoring what the Real M1 was (early 80's Supercar for the youngsters on the board)...

So I wonder what engine they will put in the M1 if one is created? The current M3 engine!?!?

Where is the info on no 4 bangers for NA coming from? I for one would prefer the 2 liter valvetronic from the current 318i. It would be shame for BMW to be labeled heavy polluters. This will hit them in a few years.. unless they intend to launch a hybrid 1 series?

andm99
03-04-2004, 04:36 PM
I think BMW does pretty well with EPA reg. and their engines in the US. As for I6 engines, like I said, its a rumor that only I6 engines will be available, hell they might through in a version of the 318 or mini's engine.

ckolsen
03-04-2004, 06:43 PM
Chris
'95 325i

AGK
03-04-2004, 07:03 PM
in Germany on public roads / testing on mountain roads.

JOSrulz
03-06-2004, 03:23 PM
...in North America, that is. Of course, we'll see. Also, the one is apparently only barely smaller than the e46. certainly big enough for an I6, assuming it was taken into consideration in the build.

TrueDrezzer
03-17-2004, 06:05 PM
I haven't seen any 1ers yet driving around the M Test Centre; normally they're a bit sloppy about keeping new models hidden over there.

///Robin


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