BMW are to bring out a stunning 220 Bhp M Version of the 3-Series Compact.
Due in 2003 the M-Compact it will feature a highly tuned new 2.0 Litre NG Engine, that translates to 110 Bhp per litre.
The Engine marks BMW's return to the 4-cylinder unit. The last foru-pot was used in the E30 M3 in 1989.
Expect 0-60 well below 7.0 secs & Top Speed at over 140 Mph. The M-Compact is expected to cost approx. £25,000.
It will feature a full length sunroof as an option like the Mercedes C-Class coupe.
It will have to compete against Audi's A3 & Subaru Impreza's WRX.
Standard Compact to make debut at the Geneva Motor show in March 2001.
Possible that a 2.0 Litre diesel will also join the line up.