SPECS
Displacement
3.0l
Cylinders
6
Power
265 BHP
Torque
232 LB-FT
Drivetrain
RWD
Transmission
6MT
MPG
32 (UK) 27~ (US)
VEHICLE STORY

Daily driver E81 130i M Sport. 3 doors, 3 pedals, 6 cylinders. Usually found 'commuting' at 6000rpm on the twisty roads here in rural England! Think 128i as a hatchback, minus 125kg/275lb, plus 37bhp/33lb-ft thanks to a 3-stage DISA manifold and no secondary cats from the factory. Some mods - mostly OEM+ styling, genuine BMW Performance parts and retrofitted BMW M components, with a few other tweaks to try and fill the gaps BMW left from the factory. Never going to be making big power from an N52, so the focus has been on handling and daily-driveability. Better suspension, better brakes, lightweight wheels, quality-of-life interior mods, and an upgraded intake/exhaust to improve the soundtrack. Nyxeris on the BabyBMW forum.

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