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BMW M140i 2017 review: snapshot

The M140i is powered by a cracking turbo-petrol six-cylinder engine delivering sub-5.0sec 0-100km/h acceleration.

The M140i ($59,990) is powered by a cracking turbo-petrol six-cylinder engine delivering sub-5.0sec 0-100km/h acceleration. 

Standard equipment includes adaptive LED headlights with high beam assist, the iDrive6 multimedia system, digital radio, sat nav with live traffic, climate control air, a reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers. 'Jet Black'-painted 18-inch wheels, adaptive 'M' suspension, keyless entry and start, Dakota leather trim, electric front seats with memory function, and harman/kardon audio.

Its 3.0-litre engine pushes out no less than 250kW at 5500rpm, and a thumping 500Nm between 1520-4500rpm. An eight-speed auto transmission or (no-cost optional) six-speed manual gearbox pushes drive to the rear wheels only.

BMW claims a figure of 7.1L/100km for the combined (ADR 81/02 - urban, extra-urban) fuel economy cycle for the M140i, emitting 163g/km of CO2 in the process.

Driver assistance tech including AEB, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning is standard across the range.

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120i Sportline 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $25,400 – 33,660 2017 BMW 1 Series 2017 120i Sportline Pricing and Specs
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