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.

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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

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.