Since last April I have a new 125i (normal not M). I have to say that you really feel that the torque is always there. Manual gearbox is as must have with this engine. Yesterday I have travelled from Paris area to Freiburg in Germany. In the German part of this route I have been amazed to see how the car reaches 200 km/h quickly, silently and easily. My ODO is now 5000 kms.
F20 125i sport AT - adaptive suspension - June 2015