Over in hatchback land, BMW may have introduced a new version of the 1 Series, the F20, but there are certain omissions.
Those last few gaps have been filled up by these new additions the Bavarians have confirmed. We’re looking at more engines, including diesels and a M Sport package.
The new M Sport package features a new body kit, a lowered suspension (by 10 mm) and new alloy wheels in 17 or 18 inch sizes.
As with any M Sport package, the added value it provides is a little controversial. The new engine range has different talks on that front.
Only one new petrol engine is available and it is shoved under the bonnet of the 125i. It is a 2.0 liter turbocharged 220 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque.
Essential stats on it are 0 to 62 in 6.4 seconds, a top speed of 153 mph and it can still provide a decent fuel economy level of 35.7 mpg US.
Opening up the diesel front, the F20 BMW 125d gets a 2.0 liter turbo four pot with 220 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
Figures are arranged in a different order of importance, there’s a fuel economy one of 48 mpg US, 6.5 seconds to get to 62 and a top speed of 149.
Marginally slower, but massively more economical, the 125d does seem very interesting but if efficiency is your thing, you need to look at the other diesel the one the F20 gets in the 116d.
It is a 1.6 litre turbo four with Efficient Dynamics written on top of it which delivers 118 horsepower, 192 lb-ft of torque, 0 to 62 in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 121 mph.
The star figure at hand is the fuel economy which stands at 62 mpg US.