The top-spec 1 Series hatch has a single twin-scroll turbocharger, as well as direct injection, variable valve and camshaft systems controlling the three-litre 24-valve six-cylinder. The result – 320bhp at 5800rpm and 450Nm (including an overboost surge) between 1250 and 5000rpm, propelling a vehicle that weighs just over 1500kg. Just two decades ago those figures were V8 muscle-car numbers. The six-speed manual is standard but stepping up to the eight-speed auto drops the sprint time 0-60 from 5.1 to 4.9 seconds.
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