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Posted by on November 14, 2000 at 03:44:00:

M- Compact due 2003. (14th Nov)

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.

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