BMW’s sacred 1 Series has always managed to stand out against the backdrop of its competition through its fun-geared real-wheel drive – offering up a more playful and sporty experience when compared to its competitors. But no longer can BMW hold that value close, as the new 2020 1 Series has joined the rest of the industry by switching to front-wheel drive. But unbeknownst, regardless of what type of layout these new mini-beasts host, the range of specs are sure to please old and new fans of the German automotive manufacturer just the same.
Arguably the most anticipated of the newly announced range is the M Performance series M135i, which boasts a 2.0-liter petrol engine that outputs a whopping 302bhp, and can go 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds. The performance model, of course, can be retrofitted with BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system, as well as a range of other additions. Various lightweight parts in carbon fiber have been introduced, such as an M Performance front splitter, horizontal-flow rear spoiler, aero flicks, exterior mirror caps, and an M kidney grille that BMW says resembles a “shark nose” look. All of these parts have been hand-crafted with high-quality carbon fiber before being sealed and polished. More M Performance offerings include newly introduced 18-inch sports brakes, doors with LED projectors that project M Performance motifs onto the grounds next to the vehicle, as well as racing quality additions from a distinctive Alcantara grip steering wheel, a Steptronic sports transmission with carbon fiber shift paddles, and more interior accessories.
You can take a look at the newly debuted BMW 2020 M135i in the gallery above. No price has been listed for the M Performance model, but you can expect more details to follow in the near future.
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THE 1 you waited for. The all-new BMW 1 Series. #THE1 #BMW #1Series __ BMW M135i xDrive 5-door: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.1 – 6.8. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 162 – 155. The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model. The values of the vehicles are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.] The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification. For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.