Also available in a five door version, the new BMW M135i will offer a 3.0 liter gasoline engine, with six in-line cylinders that yield 320 horse power. The new model also stands out through an improved chassis and aerodynamically improved body elements, all these features being specific to the M series.
The interior and exterior custom fitting options, an integral part of the standard equipment package for the BMW M Performance series, reflect the performance potential of the latest M series from BMW. The framework details are specific for a car designed to deal with the requirements of dynamic, high performance driving.
On the frontal side, the M135i stands out through its large bonnets, necessary to fulfill the cooling demands of the high-performance, six-cylinder engine, the auxiliary components and over-sized breaks. The competitive nature of the car can be seen in the 3D flaps on the external bonnets, a detail inspired from motorsports. These bonnets take the place of the fog lamps in the BMW 3-door 1 Series. They are also separated by metallic Ferric Grey horizontal bars – a detail that sets apart the BMW M Performance series.
The car’s side profile is emphasized through BMW Individual Shadow Line metallic elements, rear-view mirror caps in a Ferric Grey hue and 18 inch rims made from a light alloy and sporting a double-spoke design. The rear bar, which has a metallic Dark Shadow finish on its bottom side, includes the two exhaust pipes.
The interior designs include upholstery exclusively from Hexagon and Alcantara fabrics, an M leather steering wheel with multifunctional commands and distinctive blue stitching, Anthracite color BMW Individual roof upholstery, interior Aluminium Hexagon equipment featuring distinctive Estoril blue or shiny black stripes, leather gear shift and hand brake, M driver leg support and red tachometer and speedometer.
The BMW M135i features a six-cylinder in-line engine that uses the M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology. The tech package includes a TwinScroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, variable VALVETRONIC valve control and variable shaft control with Double VANOS cams. The 3.0 liter engine supplies a maximum power of 253 kW / 320 HP at 5800 RPM.
The BMW M135i goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h, with an average fuel consumption of 8.0 l/100 km. The propulsion system was created exclusively for the compact BMW M Performance model and features a custom cooling system, M Performance Control and engine noise adjustment, but also a manual six-step transmission, with dry crankcase lubrication. An automatic eight-step sport transmission is optionally available, with gearshift levers on the steering wheel.
Furthermore, the M135i is considered the perfect combination of agility and precision due to the M suspension control.
The BMW M Performance model comes with an M Sport brake system and standard, M model, 18-inch, light alloy rims.
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