BMW M135I SHOWCASES THREE-DOOR 1 SERIES
First petrol derivative of M Performance sub-brand is 1 Series shaped
Although it isn't a full-house M car, the M135i uses the same Twinpower 3.0-litre turbo six as the old 1M Coupe, although it's expected to make a little less power - somewhere around 300-320hp.
It will be the next part of BMW's M Performance sub-brand, however, and will join the M550d and X5 and X6 M50d tri-turbo diesels to become the first petrol-powered version of the new range.
The suspension has also been fiddled with for M Performance purposes, while the wheels have been upgraded to 18-inch M-branded items.