BMW F20

BMW F20

BMW F20 is the second generation BMW 1 Series range comprises three-door hatchback (model code F21) and five-door hatchback (F20) models. Like its E87 predecessor, it uses a longitudinally-mounted engine, aluminum multi-link suspension and a rear-wheel drive chassis (however some models are available with all-wheel drive).

Transmission options are a six-speed manual or an eight-speed ZF 8HP automatic.

BMW F20 History:

The BMW F20 five-door hatchback was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Early models included the 116i, 118i, 116d, 118d, 120d. In 2012, the 125i, 125d and 116d EfficientDynamics Edition models were introduced. The 114d, 120i and xDrive models were also introduced.

The F21 three-door hatchbacks were added in 2012. The M135i was unveiled in 2012 Geneva International Motor Show. In November

BMW F21

BMW F21

2012, the M135i xDrive, 118d xDrive and 120d xDrive were released.

2nd Generation LCI (Facelift)

  • F20 LCI (2015–actual): five-door hatchback
  • F21 LCI (2015–actual): three-door hatchback

Trim:

BMW 1 Series (Australia)

Trim variations include the Sport Line and Urban Line, which differ by alloy wheels, kidney grille and other appearance-related features. There is also the M-Sport line that is optional on the rest of the 1-Series range and standard on the M135i.

BMW F20 Engines:

Petrol engines

Model Engine code Power Torque 0–100 km/h (s) (MT/AT)
116i N13B16 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) @4000 180 N·m (133 lb·ft) @1100 11.2/na
118i 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) @4400 220 N·m (162 lb·ft) @1350–4300
240 N·m (177 lb·ft) @1500–3500 (overboost)
8.5/9.1 (2011)
8.5/8.7 (2012–present)
120i 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) @4800 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) @1500–4500 7.4/7.2
125i N20B20 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) @5000 310 N·m (229 lb·ft) @1350–4800 6.4/6.2
M135i N55 320 PS (235 kW; 316 hp) @5800 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) @1250–5000 5.1/4.9

Diesel engines

Model Engine code Power Torque 0–100 km/h (s) (MT/AT)
114d N47D16 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) @4000 235 N·m (173 lb·ft) @1500–2750 12.2/na
116d EfficientDynamics Edition 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) @4000 260 N·m (192 lb·ft) @1750–2500 10.5/na
116d N47D20 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) @4000 260 N·m (192 lb·ft) @1750–2500 10.3/10.7 (2011)
10.3/10.3 (2012–present)
118d 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp) @4000 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @1750–2500 8.9/8.9 (2011)
8.9/8.6 (2012–present)
120d 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) @4000 380 N·m (280 lb·ft) @1750–2750 7.2/7.3 (2011)
7.2/7.1 (2012–present)
125d 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) @4400 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) @1500–2500 6.5/6.3

BMW F20 Reception

Emerging as the winner of the best sports car $50-100K category for the second consecutive time, the BMW M135i was awarded the title at the 2013 ‘Australia’s Best Cars’ awards held in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2009, the BMW 135i was awarded the Best Sports Coupe under $150K at the 2009 Wheels Gold Star Car Awards for exceptional driving experience.