One of the most fun BMWs to drive these days is the hot-rod M135i. The super sporty hatch is the European journalists’ darling which explains why we couldn’t find one yet in the press garage in Munich.

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The first BMW M Performance Automobile with a petrol engine is featured below in a video that shows how quickly it can get to 260 km/h.

BMW M135i is powered by a 3-liter, 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.

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Official testing shows that M135i running from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds with the automatic gearbox and 5.1 with manual.

Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 8.0 liters (7.5 liters)/100 km, and the CO2 emissions level is 188 grams (175 grams) per kilometer.

One non-metallic and five metallic colors are available for the M135i model.