BMW M135i Looks Sportier Than Ever With M Performance Parts

Given the 1-Series’ transition to a front-wheel drive platform, it is unlikely that a new BMW 1M will be launched. However, the new M135i xDrive fitted with M Performance Parts is almost as good as we’d expect an 1M to look.

The car, put on display during the ongoing press launch for the new 1-Series, looks exceptionally aggressive and has been adorned with heaps of new parts.

Also Read: BMW Wastes No Time Revealing New 1-Series M Performance Parts

Up front, it is the gloss black kidney grille of the hot hatch which make sit immediately stand out. We’re still not sold on this new-age of oversized kidney grilles, but they do look a little better when blacked out. Adding to the aggressive front fascia are subtle canards on either side of the bumper and a protruding front splitter.

The sides also stand out thanks to the presence of distinctive alloys in black and silver. There are also forged carbon fiber wing mirrors, an eye-catching livery, and custom side skirts. Rounding out the exterior design of this particular example are a forged carbon fiber rear diffuser and a large wing protruding off from the roof.

Powering the M135i is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder pumping out 302 HP . As the new 1-Series is no longer rear-wheel drive, the M135i won’t be the tail-happy monster its predecessor was. However, the AWD does promise to provide it with superb handling abilities and allow it to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in an impressive 4.8 seconds.

 

  • atomicbri

    I really dislike the black grille on this vehicle. To me it looks like a Kia “tiger nose” grille because the kidneys totally disappear on this. Pass….

  • MPAMPIS

    new hyundai i30 n ???

  • javier

    any fast hatch is good, otoh 300hp is nothing special

  • marioGTI

    I really dislike the front of the vehicle, the rest looks great!

  • Baeyoung ❂

    It really looks like last gen Kia Cerato sport plus

  • KAG25

    Problem is, the Golf R is cheaper and faster

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Yep, just another fwd car in the crowd.

      • KAG25

        nO, AWD cars here

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          Sure, I meant that now that the 1 series is designed as a fwd primarily, it has lost some of what made it different.

          • KAG25

            That is the global plan for the 1, A and Golf. have a small car that can fill in all the boxes.

  • Charles Stancampiano

    Forged carbon fiber?

  • atomicbri

    Totally agree. This thing is ugly. The huge grille is the biggest turn off to me. Seeing the Mercedes A-Class side profile with the BMW, I do like how BMW managed less front overhang than the Mercedes, but that’s it. The Mercedes is sooooo much cleaner and better looking than that thing in front of it.

  • SteersUright

    Looks quite cool actually but, could not tolerate another minute of this guy, so watched about 47 sec in total. Sounds too much like a sneaky salesman, whatever the word is for opposite of charisma.

  • Dredd2

    new 1er : ugly front, ugly c pillar, average rear….and it looks like a sh1tty mpv

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