With all the hype surrounding hot hatchbacks these days, sometimes it’s easy to forget that BMW has one, too: the M140i, which succeeded the M135i.
As a result, it’s not only extremely fun to drive, but can go around a corner very fast. Still, the following video has nothing to do with fast driving on the track, as the owner of this BMW M135i put on quite a show during a car meet in the United Kingdom recently.
This car’s turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six has been tuned to produce some 400PS (394hp / 294kW). That’s quite an upgrade over the stock car, which has 326PS (322hp / 240kW) and 450Nm (332lb-ft) and needs 5.1sec for the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint before maxing out at 250km/h (155mph).
The owner of this M135 has went for the murdered out exterior look, too, with privacy windows all around.
This is the second to last of a dying breed though, as the new 1-Series will use the front-wheel drive UKL2 platform. Therefore, the M140i, which could sport as much as 400 PS, will utilize BMW’s xDrive AWD system that might give it even more grip no matter the surface, and might even slide, but not with the gusto of a rear-wheel drive car.