The super enthusiast-friendly BMW 2-Series seems to be a hit, with BMW constantly adding new features like all-wheel drive and a convertible top. Now it may have just become the most fun three-cylinder car you can buy. (Okay, besides the i8.)

BMW announced today that the car will get a 218i variant powered by the 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder found in the new base Mini Cooper. (It really should be called 215i, but whatever.)

In this form, the car will send a respectable 136 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. It's not especially quick — the 0 to 60 mph time is just under nine seconds in both six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic forms — but probably enough to have some rear-wheel drive fun when you need.

The three-cylinder engine is actually a pretty punchy little bastard in the new Cooper, and it's got a very distinct growl to it, too. Granted, the Cooper hits 60 mph nearly two seconds quicker because of the weight difference, but what are you gonna do?

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No word on whether the 218i will make it to the U.S., but since even the four-cylinder 220i doesn't come here, I wouldn't count on it. Also unveiled today was the new 220d xDrive.

Yes, you can get an all-wheel drive diesel 2-Series coupe outside of America. Crazytown!