The new BMW M135i is one of the hottest and most exctiing cars to come out of Munich this year. The little hatchback is powered by a high-performance straight six-cylinder engine as well as M chassis, suspension, brakes, aerodynamic and interior. A delicious recipe then. But we’re not sure we can live with the way it looks. It’s fine, apart from those stupid headlights. They ruin the whole thing.
In this video BMW explain the most important highlights of the M135i. Too bad the car looks even worse in motion!
Technically though, the car is brilliant. This 3.0-litre engine delivers a maximum power output of 235 kW/320 hp at 5 800 rpm. This impressive power results from the maximum torque of 450 Nm that is available between 1 300 and 4 500 rpm.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 top limit permitted by the vehicle’s electronic speed control system. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 8.0 litres (7.5 litres)/100 km, and the CO2 emissions level is 188 grams (175 grams) per kilometre.