As we know, BMW are currently refreshing their M-Series, and the new BMW M135i is the latest model to get the treatment, of course based on the very popular BMW 1-series.
The M135i, hot hatch gets its meat from a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six pushing out 316bhp, which strangely is 19bhp less than the limited edition 1-series M Coupe. The six speed manual gearbox controls the power which all goes to the back wheels as standard, though there will be a an option for BMW’s four-wheel drive system, xDrive, and an eight-speed automatic as well.
In terms of looks, to be honest, we were a little disappointed. The new M Performance series is very much about understated aggressive styling, but something just seems a little lacking. You will find a rather chunky spoiler, with new air intakes that match in colour to the signature grey wing mirrors. Slightly wider side sills are present, as well as a newly designed rear bumper hosting the twin exhausts and the whole car sits on 18in rims as standard. But for us, there is just no ‘wow’.
The BMW M135i will be available in 3 and 5 door versions and you can expect to pay around £29,995 for the base model when it hits the showrooms this autumn, check out the video and pictures below and let us know what you think.
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