A few days ago we announced an important and expected face lift that affected the BMW 1 Series, a model that has undoubtedly improved greatly thanks to the refinements in interior aesthetics, the expansion of its standard equipment, the introduction of new assistance systems and the updating of its range of engines.
Although the brand had not offered any image of the most radical variant of the new series 1, today we echo the first image of the model.
Within the range of models of the new BMW 1 Series, the BMW M135i occupies an exceptional place thanks to an outstanding performance and standard equipment slightly superior to the other variants. This model additionally includes the rear PDC parking distance control, cruise control with brake function and lighting package.
Additionally it has a series of design finishes and specific equipment that improve the engine, the chassis, the aerodynamics and the dashboard.
This model also includes a special version of the aerodynamic kit M, which, among others, has larger front side air intakes in the front apron. These inputs additionally occupy the space that in the other models of the series 1 of BMW of three doors takes advantage to the lodging of the fog lamps. Also the outer rearview mirror housings have this color typical of all BMW M Performance models. The rear skirt of the BMW M135i includes a proprietary Dark Shadow metallic diffuser, as well as special recesses for the dual exhaust system.
The exhaust system, fitted with black chromed terminal tubes, gives a very striking sound as we commented on the test that we carried out the model months ago – See Test BMW M135i -. Thus, the system indicates optically and acoustically that the BMW M135i hides a powerful six-cylinder in-line engine under the hood. In addition to the sporty M chassis specifically designed for this model, and the 18-inch M light alloy wheels Ferricgrau gray with double spoke design, tires of different sizes forward and back, also variable sports steering, sporting M brakes And the smaller travels of the shifter of the manual gearbox of six speeds of series,The High Grip tires of mixed dimensions (225/40 R18 forward and 245/35 R18 rear) ensure optimum transmission of acceleration and braking forces to the road.
Inside the BMW M135i, the feeling of being in control of a sporty car is evident thanks to the trim strips with identification “M135i” in the thresholds on the doors, the steering wheel M, the sports seats and the trim strips Of the typical M design, to the bellows of the mating flap of the gear lever M, the selector lever M and the handbrake lever, to the trim of the BMW Individual roof anthracite, to the padded support for the right knee The driver’s footrest, the left driver’s footrest, and the special light kit. The exclusivity of this car is also visible with the distinctive “M135i” which appears on the dashboard display.
But besides the aesthetic improvement and equipment, what happened to the engine?
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Well, the engine is slightly more powerful but eye, this will not affect positively or negatively in the behavior of the model that incidentally, keeps their figures intact.