2012 Geneva: BMW Concept M135i merges M power with 1 Series looks

Article by Anita Panait, on March 7, 2012

The BMW Concept M135i effectively combines the dynamic and sporty design of the new BMW 1 Series and the power of a BMW M Performance automobile.  The BMW Concept M135i features a body design that carries the sporty looks of the new BMW 1 Series to a three-door compact model, and the unique litheness that could only be experienced with a BMW M Performance automobile. 

Yes, BMW aims to bring the characteristics of BMW M Performance automobiles into another vehicle segment by merging them with the sporty looks of compact three-door car. The BMW Concept M135i is the result of decades of expertise and experience gained by the BMW M division from motor racing. 

The concept underlines the ability of the BMW M division to achieve supreme performance by combining powerful engines, the painstakingly modified suspension technology, and wonderful aerodynamic characteristics.This amalgamation results in the BMW M Performance automobiles having increased agility, controllable handling qualities and an emotional design.

All these M Performance qualities and characteristics are found in the BMW Concept M135i. The BMW Concept M135i is powered by a straight six-cylinder petrol engine that features M Performance Twin Power Turbo technology, allowing the power plant to provide a power output of over 300 hp. This power output gives the BMW Concept M135i an ideal driving performance in the premium compact segment.

When this amount of power is used in conjunction with the rear-wheel drive concept, one could have a one-of-a-kind experience only associated with BMW cars. BMW M Performance automobiles offer precise handling, thanks to a model-specific suspension technology that includes an M sports braking system. The BMW Concept M135i features a set of 18-inch M light alloy wheels that have a double spoke design.

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