The BMW M135i made the shortlist of the 2012 EVO Car Of The Year and it goes through a comparison review with the Porsche 911 Carrera.
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.
The BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.
BMW M135i weighs 45kg more than the Porsche and possesses nearly 30bhp less and 44lb ft more than the Carrera which uses a flat-six naturally aspirated engine.
In the UK, Porsche Carrera starts at £71,449, well over double the BMW’s £29,995.
Let’s have a look.