Many automakers, particularly high-end brands, are notoriously secretive about their new designs. BMW is no different, and it has tried to keep the newest iteration in its BMW 1 Series, the BMW M135i, under wraps. A few details and photos, though, have managed to escape. Let’s take a sneak peek at this beautiful new addition to the family.
Unlike the previous rear-wheeled edition, the new M135i is an all-wheel drive model. It uses the FAAR architecture, which is found on several MINIs. The engine is expected to be a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder, generating 302 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. It’ll feature an eight speed automatic transmission and the same drivetrain that we see in the BMW X2 M35i.
The word is that the new M135i will have fewer horses under the hood than the rear-wheel drive version (about 30hp less); however, with the all-wheel layout, we’ll experience similar levels of performance.
In leaked images of the newest edition to the BMW 1 Series, we see a sporty, athletic looking front end. The blue shown on the model is vibrant – just like the performance we can expect to see from the M135i. Sprinting from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds is just fine in our book!
BMW will likely unveil the M135i at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of 2019, so all our questions will be answered definitively. Until then, we can dream! Or visit Braman BMW Jupiter to look at other stellar Bimmers for sale or lease. Our expert team is ready to answer all your questions and ensure that your car buying experience is just as rewarding as your car driving experience. Come and see us in Jupiter today!