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BMW#39;s Could Well Be The Model To Those As Yet Undecided By The 1 Series. By Enright.

BMW happen to be very at this sort of thing. have a recent record of cars that don#39;t at sit easily on the eye, but the subsequent of ever more powerful and versions breaks down initial resistance. It happened the M5 and the M6 and history repeats itself the brawniest addition to the 1 Series up, the 130i.

There will be many who remain deterred by the lines of the 1 Series but quite how can harbour any lingering antipathy the car after a drive is a very question. We#39;ve run a number of 1 models in this office and the most ardent naysayer has won round by the car#39;s beautiful unimpeachable ride and handling and range of engines.

Until now, however, the 1 Series was the 120d, a fine but not the sporting flagship many had for. The 130i changes all With the same 3.0-litre engine found in the 630i, the doesn#39;t want for power.

The powerplant of its type in the world, engine does away conventional throttle butterflies in of a complex electrically powered lifting system. Constructed an aluminium and magnesium composite, weight equates to better more agile handling and fuel consumption and emissions. The unit punches well its weight, knocking out 258bhp at On the road, this translates a surprising amount of heft.

The sprint to 60mph from will disappear in just 6 An electronically limited top speed of will be adequate for most and the combined fuel economy of 31.4mpg is a genuine standout.

As a of intent, the 130i is clear and No other manufacturer produces a car quite like it.

The Valvetronic complies with the latest IV emissions regulations and features the first electric water to cool the engine block for efficiency. Six-speed manual are fitted as standard. BMW claim a 130i will lap the Northern of the Nurburgring – the performance against which all serious cars are judged – in and 35 seconds.

That is quite pace. The best thing the 130i is that all that makes it a more enjoyable Unlike most hot hatch drive is directed to the back instead of the front pair.

This leaves the front to concentrate on the job of steering rather trying to steer and deploy Over 200bhp in many wheel drive cars can be a miserable experience, as the traction systems fight frantically to things in check. There#39;s no unsightly scrabble from a 1 and the 130i should prove no Several key styling features the flagship 130i variant.

As as chromed kidney grille there are chunky 17-inch wheels shod with low tyres and twin chromed at the rear. The 130i#39;s stance a degree or so more pugnacious any other 1 Series in the line up and the is better appointed. Sports a leather steering wheel, BMW CD stereo and six airbags are fitted as Should customers wish, can even specify BMW#39;s Active Steering system.

Buyers wanting something eye-catching can acquire the M Sport with its lower front side sills, special and sports suspension. To herald the of the latest generation of engines, designers have refreshed the and exterior styling. The 1 Series now a larger kidney grille for airflow to the engine.

The lower spoiler has also been to create a larger air intake, the spoiler protrudes further for a pronounced, sporting look. The cluster remains the same but a darker cover gives a more distinguished front At the rear a restyled bumper the impression of a wider, lower The rear lamp cluster now a new arrangement of lights, but retains its shape.

The three-door 1 Series features the styling cues but its side is naturally different. The passenger are longer than those on the model and are also frameless in the of a coupé. Inside, customers can between either a four-seat or a configuration.

In the four-seat arrangement passengers are separated by a central compartment and sit in more sculptured As a no-cost option the five-seat offers the traditional bench standard on the five-door 1 Series. The of higher quality materials and changes to the layout of the interior aim to customer comfort and practicality.

The BMW 130i is the car that truly the 1 Series range squarely in the of performance car lovers. It#39;s economical and well sorted. it#39;s not cheap, many view the premium as a worthwhile in a thoroughly developed product accepts very few compromises.

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Facts At A Glance

BMW 130i range

PRICE: on the road


CO2 221g/km

PERFORMANCE: 0-60mph 6s / Max 155mph


STANDARD SAFETY Twin front, side and airbags / ABS

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