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BMW 130i M Sport, Super Smooth 6 Cylinder Engine

BMW’s 1 Series is the hatchback that dares to be different and the BMW 130i M Sport is the hot hatch for enthusiasts. Like the other BMW 130s, it defies the rules that say you must have front-wheel drive to reduce cost and weight while leaving plenty of room for passengers. The car is certainly not the roomiest of hatches, but the BMW 130i M Sport surprised the pundits. Instead of relying on a hot 2.0 liter four, BMW overstepped the mark by using the 3.0 liter 265 bhp engine from its larger models. With a 0-60 time of 6.0 seconds, and a top speed limited to 155 mph, it is definitely a very sporty hot hatch. Ultra-lightweight engine BMW does not make ordinary engines, of course, but this one goes further in the aim for perfection. To reduce weight, the block has two parts one in aluminum and the other in magnesium, fused together in the casting process. As a result, the engine is very light. The engine also has variable valve timing, and also completely variable valve lift from almost n