Bmw also unveiled today the M135i, a sporty version of the 1-Series three-door version powered by a 3.0-liter straight six-cylinder petrol engine. As expected, the engine is fitted M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology and delivers 235 kW/320 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Furthermore, M135i is capable to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds) and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 8.0 litres (7.5 litres)/100 km while the CO2 emissions level is 188 grams (175 grams) per kilometre. The engine uses a six-speed manual transmission with dry sump lubrication, while an eight-speed automatic sports transmission with gearshift paddles integrated in the steering wheel is available as an option.
Regarding its looks, the M135i comes with an with an M front bumper with large air intakes with horizontal struts in Ferric Grey metallic in order to keep the engine cool, and a rear apron with integrated air diffuser finished in Dark Shadow metallic featuring dual exhaust pipes. Moreover, the design is completed by the exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey, specially contoured side skirts and 18-inch M light alloy double-spoke wheels.
The interior features exclusive cloth Hexagon/Alcantara upholstery, an M leather steering wheel with blue accent stitching, BMW Individual roofliner in Anthracite, interior trim in Aluminium Hexagon with matt Estoril Blue or high-gloss black accent lines gear selector and handbrake with leather gaiters, M driver footrest, speedometer and rev counter with red chronoscales.