2012 BMW 125i and M Sport announced for Australia

BMW Australia has officially announced the 2012 BMW 125i is headed for Australia later in March, while the new 1 Series M Sport is now available almost across the range.

Using the new N20 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 2012 BMW 125i enters the segment as the most powerful new 1 Series hatch. It produces 160kW of power and 310Nm of torque, and can do the 0-100km/h dash in 6.4 seconds.

The new variant comes with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, and comes with an average fuel consumption rating of 6.6L/100km. It also gets 17-inch alloy wheels, and a sports steering wheel, as well as all the luxuries you’d expected in a flagship 1 Series.

In terms of the new 1 Series M Sport pack, it’s available across the range, except on the entry 116i. It’s available on 118i, 118d, and the new 125i. It brings 18-inch M alloy wheels, sports M suspension, and a discreet M bodykit.

Inside revisions include M sports seats and steering wheel, dakota leather trim, and a Sport+ driver setting selectable in the car.

Further options include an M Sport braking package and an Adaptive M Sport suspension system.

(please note, normal 1 Series pictured in blue, M Sport in black)

BMW 1 Series Sports Tourer Australian pricing (excluding on-road costs):
BMW 116i       $36,900
BMW 118i       $42,800
BMW 118d      $43,500
BMW 125i       $45,700

BMW 1 Series M Sport package (not available for 116i):
BMW 118i/d    $5,385
BMW 125i       $5,385