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    • The F40 BMW 1-Series design leaks - MINI inspired M135i XDrive, 302 horsepower B48 four-cylinder

      Excuse the low quality photos but leaks are what they are. This is your new F40 generation BMW 1-Series which is based on a MINI platform. Yes, it is a FWD design but the M135i XDrive model has all wheel drive and BimmerBoost expects any FWD variants to be limited to Europe as they usually are.


      The engine? A 302 horsepower tweaked B48. The most powerful production BMW four-cylinder motor yet.

      No photos of the interior yet but the exterior features the newer style kidney grills and the rear lights get G30 inspiration.

      With an 8-speed automatic this should be a nice pocket rocket or hot hatch but the Golf R is expected to outperform this handily while the Audi S3 and Golf both offer dual clutch transmissions.

      Pricing info and US availability info to come.


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