Revealed: F21 BMW M135i

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BMW M135i F21 1er Dreituerer 135i 2012 01 750x500 Revealed: F21 BMW M135i

The long-time rumored BMW M135i revealed its front and rear-end for the first time. The upcoming super sporty F21 hatchback was spied in Germany by …

The long-time rumored BMW M135i revealed its front and rear-end for the first time. The upcoming super sporty F21 hatchback was spied in Germany by a reader of our sister-magazine BimmerToday.

The M135i will join the new BMW M Performance cars family and be sold along the M550d, X5 M50d and X6 M50d models. The rear-wheel drive and gasoline-powered M135i will be offered in the fall in both three and five door configuration.

Before the year-end, a BMW M135i xDrive will be launched as well.

BMW M135i F21 1er Dreituerer 135i 2012 03 655x436 Revealed: F21 BMW M135i

The spied prototype sports the 1M’s Valencia Orange paint, and with the front and rear-end fully revealed. The side view is still slightly blocked by a light camouflage that most likely hides the aerodynamic lines running from rear to the front.

Compared to the standard M Sports package for the 1 Series F20, the M135i front bumper is slightly redesigned with blacked out inserts in the outer air intakes. At the rear, the diffuser is surrounded by two tailpipes, one on each side.

BMW M135i F21 1er Dreituerer 135i 2012 01 655x436 Revealed: F21 BMW M135i

The prototype also comes equipped with matte black exterior mirror caps, a different approach from the gray painted caps found on the M Performance cars.

The engine is the biggest enigma in the M135i. While BMW has refrained from even acknowledging this model, we believe the M135i will make use of a turbocharged, inline six-cylinder 3.0 liter engine with 320 horsepower.

We believe that the BMW M135i will be unveiled next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

[Source: Uberto for BimmerToday]
  • weiner

    back kind of reminds me of a gti

  • Giom

    I reckon it’s going to be a little fire breather! Can’t wait to see this three door revealed… even more so the coupé. I’m crazy about the idea of the Mxxx cars. Wonder why they stopped it after the original M535i and M635CSI. We almost had a M850 if it wasn’t for BMWs insecurity. Seems they’re starting to realize the market IS out there.

    • Alex

      if you take a closer look this is the three door version

  • Statuskill

    M3….FTW

  • Anonymous

    BMW sucks for not bringing the 1 Series hatch to the US.  I guess I’ll get an A3 when I trade the 335i.

    • FreudeKing

      haha what a downgrade..but then I guess a lot of people cannot afford the best and would have to settle for some cheaper variants.

      • Anonymous

        It’s got nothing to do with affordability, it has to do with functionality that BMW won’t sell me in the USA. A hatchback/wagon fits my lifestyle better. My guess is BMW will only sell the 2.0T version of the F31 here, if they sell it at all.

  • Manchester Man

    Looks and sounds brilliant! I can not be bothered with pessimists.

  • Rebzorg

    beurkk !!

  • Digitalixus800

    Very sexy in a unique way. I don’t fancy hatchback M models though, hard to get used to

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