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      01-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #5
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If they really do release this complete with a 320hp N55, it will make the question of what is to power the next 1M even more curious.

I wonder how sure we are that this is not powered by a 4 cylinder. Just thinking out loud here. The one thing that makes me wonder is that, apparently, the additional engine options being added to the 1 series lineup for April do not include a 240hp N20 128i. Instead, the top gasoline offering will reportedly be a 215hp N20 125i. If this turns out to be the case (Jason - any official info on this yet?), then it has me wondering what they could be saving the top-spec N20 for? It seems at least plausible that it could be for an ///M130i model, with an N20 bumped up to 255hp or so (or maybe just the 240hp version). This would actually make sense, given the outgoing 1 series hatchback featured a 130i with a ~260hp N52 as the top end model - no N54 or N55 powered E8x hatchback was available.