During the press launch of the new BMW M135i, our sister-magazine BimmerToday geared up with a video camera to record the sound of the super sporty hatchback.

The BMW M135i is the first BMW M Performance Automobile with a petrol engine. Watch the clip and see the 3-door and the 5-door version in action.

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.

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

For the M135i, the engineers behind the M-tuned hatchback have found a healthy balance between a sporty sound and one that remains pleasant during long rides. We have no doubt that in the near future BMW tuners and shops will find a way to take the growling sound a step further.