BMW Releases 135is

-Scott Villeneuve

Well BMW is at it again with this “All New” model.  The 135is is the newest addition in non-M performance vehicles, and the newest 1 Series.  BMW is releasing the 135is in a coupe or a convertible for the top-down crowd featuring the famous N55 engine tuned to increase peak horsepower to 320 hp (+20 hp increase) and 317 lb-ft of torque (+17 lb.ft) while maintaining the same emissions level and MPG ratings of the ordinary 135i.

Other unique features would include the now standard M Sport Package aerodynamic components that would be an option in the standard 135i as well as black kidneys and side mirrors along with unique 18″ wheels.  Also both BMW 135is models will be offered with either a standard 6-Speed manual transmission or an optional 7-Speed Double Clutch Transmission and is equipped with sport suspension incorporating an aluminum double-pivot front suspension and a five-link fully independent rear suspension in lightweight steel.

BMW got really technical with the figures on this car, and they also decided it would be a good idea (obviously) to charge more for it.  It can be yours for a price of $44,145 for the coupe and $48,845 for the convertible.  I’m not so sure, but it seems to be a rather hefty bit of change for BMWs smallest car.

What do we think readers, is this new 1 Series going to be a big sell for BMW?

Categories: BMW, Debuts, Scott Villeneuve

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