BMW M135i Hatchback not coming to the U.S., Coupe variant will

Rumors | July 18th, 2012 by 5
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InsideLine confirms what we already have known: the M135i Hatchback is not coming to United States. But that’s the news for today. According to the …

InsideLine confirms what we already have known: the M135i Hatchback is not coming to United States. But that’s the news for today.

According to the U.S. magazine, BMW of North America had planned to introduce the super sporty hatchback to U.S. customers, after an initial refusal, but the decision came a bit too late. “The car has not been engineered for the U.S. and to modify it now would be too expensive and take too long,” said a BMW spokesman to InsideLine.

The company has yet to officially conform the plans to bring a coupe variant of the M135i, but BMWBLOG has learned earlier this year in a conversation with M CEO Friedrich Nitschke that the performance division has specifically built the M135i for the U.S. market and customers. Reading between the lines: an M135i Coupe model will make it on this side of the pond.

BMW M135i Hatchback not coming to the U.S., Coupe variant will

In current configuration, the BMW M135i is powered by a 3-litre, straight six-cylinder engine and 235 kW/320 hp and 450 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The technology package includes a TwinScroll turbocharger, direct High Precision Injection with central multi-hole injectors, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and Double VANOS variable camshaft timing.

M135i runs from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.9 seconds.

The M135i model belongs to the new M Performance Automobiles family which aims to bridge the gap between standard bimmers with M Sport packages and a fully M-developed vehicle.

If it arrives to the U.S., we believe the model designation will be M235i, following the naming convention of the 2 Series line-up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mohamed-Boukachabia/100000126265869 Mohamed Boukachabia

    looks magnificence

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614295380 Matt Webb

    Well, guess I wont be buying a new BMW anytime soon. 3 door 1-series or Audi it is for me.

  • mose121

    Well if it doesn’t have a real mechanical limited slip then it’s pointless. The “e-diff” wasn’t a big deal in cars with under say 250hp or 250tq, but with the power even base models make today a limited slip should at least be an option. The “e-diff” is a joke.

  • Joe!>

    I was planning on getting this BMW hatchback model but it’s not gonna be for sale in US, I guess I have to go Audi as it just as good.

  • donkeysmeller

    what is this bs.. they can bring the coupe but not the hatch? BS i have a 2011 sti hatch and its great but its not a comfy car and has bland crap interior. i would have a bmw hatch instead but it does not exist in the usa. My mom has the x1 my dad has 535i my bro has the m3 and i have a subaru. get it together bmw needs a sport hatch and this m135i is it! just make it happen i want one dammit!

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