2005 BMW 120i & 120d review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 27 April 2006 , 09:04:36 byEmil

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BMW 120i & 120d

The 2005 BMW 120i & 120d shake up the compact executive segment, offering a new benchmark to driving dynamics. The models of the BMW 1-Series feature a powerful combination that consists of four engines, three gearboxes and a rear-wheel drive. Thus, the 1.6-liter petrol engine delivers 115 bhp, 150 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm, featuring a zero to 62 mph sprint covered in 10.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 125 mph. Besides the high level of performance, the 116i boasts an economical fuel consumption of 37.7 mpg. With its 150 bhp and 200 Nm of torque at 3,600 rpm, the four-cylinder petrol model contributes to the high performance of the BMW 120i, being light and nimble and thus covering the 0-100 km/h sprint in 8.7 seconds, while the top spees reaches no more than 135 mph. Two versions of the powerful 2.0-liter diesel engine complete the BMW 1-Series launch, the 122 bhp BMW 118d which has an impressive top speed of 125 mph and a zero to 62 mph time of only 10 seconds. The higher-performance 163bhp BMW 120d achieves 49.6mpg yet is capable of a 7.9 second zero to 62mph time and a 137mph top speed. Both diesel models offer rapid in-gear overtaking due to the maximum torque of 280Nm and 340 Nm respectively. While the 116i integrates a five-speed manual gearbox, the 118d, 120d and 120i models feature a six-speed manual. However, an optional six-speed automatic will be available for the 120i and 120d models.