BMW 1 Series - 120d for customer racing WTCC / Group N

BMW Motorsport launches BMW 120d for customer racing

THE GERMAN manufacture is extending the range of models available for customer sport with its latest offer of a race version of the BMW 120d. The racing kit is expected to cost 95,000 euros when it goes on sale in March 2006 and is available from BMW Racing Parts.

The 245 hp racing model was developed by BMW Motorsport and is suited to both rally racing and endurance events across the globe. Like its production counterpart, the turbocharged four-cylinder inline diesel engine driving the 120d race version is also coming from BMW Motoren GmbH Steyr in Austria.

BMW is thus perpetuating its customer racing tradition in the year 2006. After the BMW 320i E46 took both the Manufacturers’ and the Drivers’ title in the 2005 World Touring Car Championship, next year will see numerous private teams lining up alongside the BMW national teams to contest the FIA WTCC with its successor model, the BMW 320si. To date, 114 kits of the E46 series forerunner have been sold around the world by BMW Racing Parts.

In extending its product range with the new BMW 120d, BMW is driving forward its successful concept of offering 200-plus customer teams around the globe a wide range of opportunities to gather racing experience and successes. In addition to the recently unveiled version – with its flared wings modelled on the 320si built for the WTCC – the 120d will also be available with slightly modified bodywork to meet the FIA regulations for Group N.




4,227 mm


1,845 mm


approx. 1,360 mm


2,660 mm

Vehicle weight:

1,135 kg (with driver)


unitary construction steel body

Aero package:

front apron, rear apron, CFRP front wings and rear flared wheel arches, rear diffusor

Front axle:

double-joint spring strut axle with adjustable anti-roll bar

Rear axle:

five-link axle with adjustable anti-roll bar

Shock absorbers:

Sachs with adjustable compression and rebound

Brake system front:

332mm steel discs with six-piston AP fixed callipers

Brake system rear:

284mm steel discs with four-piston AP fixed callipers


aluminium rims, 9″x17″ BBS


Recaro ProRacer HANS



Engine type:

four-cylinder inline diesel


1,995 cc

Peak torque

450 Nm at 3,000 rpm

Peak output:

approx. 245 bhp at approx. 4,200 rpm

Max engine speed:

5,000 rpm

Cylinder block:


Engine control:


Tank capacity / Fuel:

100 litres, diesel