I'm considering an F20 as a potential replacement when our MINI comes off lease in February.
The UK petrol F20s are powered by MINI engines! Yup. The same 1.6L unit in set up for longitudinal mounting tuned for 136HP or 170HP. I'm not sure how I feel about this. The MINI motor is a good engine but it doesn't feel like a BMW engine to me. On the other hand, petrol F20s have lower fuel consumption then the car they replace. I'll reserve judgement until I can drive an F20. I missed my chance at a BMW UK sponsored drive event. Didn't find out about it in time.
F20 UK list price is lower then the e87 too. The e81s and e87s have had significant factory incentives. Maybe the lower list price is not really a lower price.
Last edited by Andrew*Debbie; 10-10-2011 at 07:12 AM.