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I want 300 HP in my next Mini direct from the factory. :mad::mad:

Introduced by the F56 MINI, the BMW B48 is one of the better 2.0-liter engines out there. Complemented by a twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection, Valvetronic, and Double VANOS, the B48 is about to get a lot more powerful for M35i applications underpinned by the UKL platform.

BMW Blog understands the high-performance variant is called B48A20T1, and that the information comes from “sources inside Munich.” A quick look-up into the model codes list that confirmed the F90 M5 is all-wheel-drive confirms the X1 and X2 will be available in M35i specification at some point in the future, with the mandatory xDrive.

For both the F48 X1 and F39 X2, BMW Blog claims the M35i will develop 300 horsepower. Considering the next-generation 1 Series will transition to the UKL platform, the F40 is certain to get the B48A20T1 for the high-performance model. Based on the information included in the model codes list, M35i variants will be available with both manual and automatic boxes, the latter coming in the form of the Aisin AWF8FXX.

This, in turn, means the ****-bent for leather M140i will be pulled out of production. The 2 Series Coupe and 2 Series Convertible will remain rear-wheel-drive and get six-cylinder engines, thus paving the way for an all-new generation of what’s probably the most acclaimed M car of the moment: the M2. And speaking of the 365-horsepower M2, the Life Cycle Impulse will mark the end of the manual transmission in BMW M cars.

To those who believe the stick shift is a dying breed in the automotive landscape, you’re probably not looking hard enough for a manual-equipped car. On that note, care for a list of vehicles currently in production that offer a three-pedal setup, from hot hatchbacks to the upper echelon of sports cars?

Here goes: Ford Fiesta ST, Fiat 500 Abarth, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Toyota 86, Volkswagen Golf R, Subaru WRX STI, Ford Mustang, Cadillac ATS-V, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Chevrolet Corvette, Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911, Morgan Aero 8, and so forth.
 

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I wonder why the new GP is only slated for 280 HP since it is quite apparent that the B48 is quite capable of producing more and they offer it in their lineup for M series! Of course there will be aftermarket options to reach that horsepower and more, but with their hype for the new GP you would think that they would go for it. Oh, the misery of being a stepchild!
 

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I wonder why the new GP is only slated for 280 HP since it is quite apparent that the B48 is quite capable of producing more and they offer it in their lineup for M series! Of course there will be aftermarket options to reach that horsepower and more, but with their hype for the new GP you would think that they would go for it. Oh, the misery of being a stepchild!
BMW cant have the power to weight ratio on the MINI being more than their M cars Dan! The wee MINI cannot be more powerful than their top of the line luxury sport models. MINI is still a best kept secret eh? :)
 
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BMW cant have the power to weight ratio on the MINI being more than their M cars Dan!
I drive a Semi for a living I think I can handle them 300 HP in a Mini just fine. :laugh::laugh: My Volvo got 500 HP I can make them tires smoke without a trailer on the back but I get your point. 300 HP might make the Mini to dangerous for some Mini Drivers and we do not want them M Customers buying Mini,s.;)
 

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Isn't it just the larger turbo for the JCW's that give it the 300 from factory?
 
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