BMW M135i

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Description

After being previewed as a concept car in the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, BMW launched the M135i in 2013, based on the second generation 1-series hatchback.

 

The fastest version of the BMW 1-series up to that date, was equipped with the 3.0 liter straight six cylinder engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo, producing 235 kW/320 hp and a torque of 450 Nm. The BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. The exclusive power train for the compact BMW M Performance car also features a customized cooling system, M performance control and engine sound tuning, plus a newly developed six-speed manual transmission with dry sump lubrication. A dynamic eight-speed automatic sports transmission with gearshift paddles integrated in the steering wheel is available as an option. Thanks to the individual control of the suspension and damping systems as well as the specific elasto-kinematics of the front axle, the BMW M Performance vehicle is able to indulge the driver with a set of particularly sporty driving characteristics. In addition, its Variable Sports Steering system determines its own set of characteristics. The M Sport Brake System is fitted with oversized brake discs and dark blue metallic callipers bearing the M logo. The standard 18-inch M light alloy wheels on the BMW M 135i are fitted with tyres of differing sizes: 225/40 R18 on the front axle and 245/35 R18 on the back. The standard Dynamic Stability Control system DSC includes the anti-lock braking system (ABS), the Dynamic Traction Control system (DTC), the Cornering Brake Control system (CBC) and the Dynamic Brake Control system (DBC). These capabilities are now complemented by additional features such as the Brake Assistant, Fading Compensation, Dry Braking functionality and a Hill Start Assistant. In DTC mode, the response thresholds of the driving stability control system are automatically set at a higher level.

On the exterior, the M135 is distinguished from the base model thanks to the sporty bumpers with typical M styling the grey mirror caps, the 18 inch M light alloy double-spoke wheels and the dual exhaust pipes at the back. The interior details include exclusive cloth Hexagon/Alcantara upholstery, an M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and blue accent stitching, the 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.

The model was facelifted in 2015

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Additional information

Model

BMW M135i

Production

2012-2015

Segment

C

Doors

3/5

Layout

RWD

Engine Displacement

2979 cm3

Cylinders

L6

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

320

Power (kw)

235

Power (@rpm)

@5800-6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

450

Torque (@rpm)

@1300-4500 rpm

0-100km/h

5,1 sec / 4,7 sec (xDrive)

Top Speed (km/h)

250 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

155 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,8 / 8,0 (xDrive)

CO2 (g/km)

182 g/km / 188 g/km (xDrive)

Gearbox

6 MT / 8 AT (xDrive)

Weight

1425 kg / 1515 kg (xDrive)

Length

4341 mm

Width

1765 mm

Height

1412 mm

Wheelbase

2690 mm

Front Track

1511 mm

Rear Track

1532 mm

Boot Space

360 liters

Tire Size

245/35 R18

Front Brakes

340 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

345 mm Ventilated Discs