If you didn’t get hands on one of those limited edition BMW 1 Series M Coupe cars, you might consider this BMW M135i instead. As part of the BMW M Performance Automobiles lineup, the M135i is a bit more comfortable than the track-focused 1 Series M Coupe. However, the BMW M135i still has more performance […]
For the first time, BMW has equipped the compact 1 Series with the intelligent all-wheel drive system. The first engine variants available with the xDrive are the 120d with the four-cylinder diesel and the M135i with the six-cylinder petrol engine. The 120d comes with the six-speed manual gearbox, while the M135i has the eight-speed automatic. You can choose either the 3-door or this 5-door version.
For the model year 2011, the two-door models of the BMW 1 Series got some design modifications and optimised aerodynamics. At the front, there is a restyled front apron with one large central air intake and two vertical side intakes. The central air intake is enhanced by a black trim strip and the foglamps are intagrated in the apron. Functionally the biggest innovation in the front apron is the integration of air curtains into the outer air intakes. They have the effect of considerably reducing turbulence in the area of the wheel arches by optimising airflow. At the outside edge of the side air intakes, the inflowing air is guided through closed ducts, which lead along the inside of the front apron to the two wheel arches. In each wheel arch, the air emerges from a narrow, vertically-orientated slot so that it is directed just along the sidewalls of the tyre at high speed. This optimisation of the aerodynamic results in a further reduction in emissions for the new BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible. For even sportier look, the M Sports Package is available for all models as an option. The BMW 135i has a modified M Aerodynamics Package as standard.