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 MT - April 2012
235 - 249 - 255 - 258 - 2LP - 2VL - 3AG - 430 - 441 - 493 - 4AE - 508 - 520 - 521 - 534 - 544 - 575 - 5AD - 5DA - 5DC - 609 - 612 - 614 - 615 - 616 - 654 - 6AA - 6AB - 6NF - 6NL - 6VA - 7VA - 6WA - 8TH - B39 - BDAT