Unlike the Series 2 range -which is yet for its coupé and cabriolet-, the range of the compact BMW 1 Series is not entitled to its version M. There is a BMW M2 but not M1. For fans of sportiness who prefer a five-door, he must be content with the M135i, but after all, 326 horses is not bad.
From this summer, it will be even better since the M135i will turn into M140i, winning 14 horses in passing. The inline 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter and 340 nags deliver 500 Nm of torque between 1500 and 4500 rev / min.
Specifically, it makes 14 more horsepower (340 5.500tr / min) and 500 Nm of torque, available from 1,500 to 5,000 r / min. Not bad for the smallest of Bavarian! Consumption also decreases, oscillating between 7.1 and 7,8l / 100km depending on transmission and body. With a 0-100km / h in 4.8 s (manual transmission), 4,6s (Steptronic 8-speed) or 4,4s (AWD), we can say that little has potential! It will be available in July, prices coming soon.
At the same time, consumption is reduced by up to 7%. BMW announces eg 7.1 l / 100 km (163 g CO2 / km) for the M140i and M240i drives in automatic, more efficient models. On the Hexagon, this translates into a malus that descends from 3 000 to 2 200 euros for automatic versions, including the xDrive and 4 000-3 000 for models with manual transmission.