Along with the BMW M550d, BMW plans to introduce next year a new M-tuned vehicle: BMW M135i. The information came from a BMW dealership presentation that took place in Netherlands indicating that the M135i will be built on the new 1 Series Hatchback platform.
The M135i gets the power from the familiar 3.0 liter six-cylinder engine, also known as the N54 twin-turbo unit. Where the previous 135i model males 306 horsepower, the M135i version will get a power increase to 320 horsepower.
BMW’s M division will give the car their own treatment, so expect many goodies out of the M division.
BMW M135i will make its debut next summer.
Photo of the BMW 1 Series Performance Study
An xDrive version is said to follow in December 2012.[Source: Driving-Fun ]