BMW’s 1 Series range was introduced in 2004. A highlight for me was the BMW 130i that came out in the mid 2000’s. I liked its purposeful styling combined with a wonderful naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine, six-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive layout.
– The most powerful straight-six petrol engine ever used in a BMW M car.
– Six-cylinder 3.0-litre in-line engine with twin turbochargers has outputs of 353kW/600Nm.
– Track tested cooling and oil supply systems.
BMW M2 Competition – Significant features
– Cooling efficiency has been increased by around 20 percent thanks to new coolers and larger front apertures including the kidney grill section.
– The twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine is based on the M3 and M4 and delivers 302kW of power and 550Nm of torque.
For the whole 35 years of my life I’ve never been to a race event at the iconic Bathurst Mount Panorama circuit. Watching the Bathurst 1000 on television has always been a tradition for me, with fond memories of the Group A period in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s through to V8 Supercars and the current generation of Supercars. Continue reading “Bathurst 6 Hour 2018 – A great event”
The second generation BMW M3 was in many ways different to its predecessor, the homologation special E30 M3 built to conquer touring car racing around the world. Gone were the flared guards, wings and high revving 4 cylinder engine, replaced with a more subtle looking car with a naturally aspirated 3.0 litre 6 cylinder engine producing 210kW of power and 320Nm of torque.