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Video: BMW M135i. A closer look.

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Video: BMW M135i. A closer look.
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Here's a video summarizing the M135i hatchback [official thread] [reviews].

Although the M135i will not be available in the North American market, it's recently been rumored that a M235i coupe (2 Series coupe version of the M135i) will be the first M Performance Automobile to be introduced to the US market. Keep in mind that a M235i coupe model will not be a replacement for an expected future M2 coupe model - the successor to the E82 1M Coupe. Instead, it's a model which can be viewed as the successor to the current 135is coupe, to slot in between the standard 235i coupe and the M2.

The M135i specs and highlights are as follows:
  • First ever BMW M Performance automobile to feature a petrol engine
  • BMW M135i with N55 3-litre, straight six-cylinder engine and 235 kW/320 hp
  • 450Nm (332lb-ft torque) between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm
  • 0-100kph in 5.1 seconds (4.9 with automatic)
  • M-characteristic suspension components and aerodynamically optimised body features
    Highest level of performance and the most outstanding efficiency within the competitive environment
  • BMW M135i also available as a five-door version.
  • Also available: M135i xDrive
  • M135i won't be available in the US