- 9,710 Miles
- Reg Date: 2013/63
Watch the Pistonheads Video with Chris Harris testing the M135i against the Audi RS3!
Here we have a super BMW M135i Performance finished in Alpine White with Black Dakota Leather Sports Seats. It’s a one owner December 2013 registered example that’s travelled just 9,710 miles. It also benefits from BMW’s excellent 5 year free service package.
The M135i Performance model is comprehensively equipped with all the essential toys including Air Conditioning, Heated Seats and Bluetooth via multi-function steering wheel (my 3 main requirements in any car!) plus the usual refinements including privacy glass, auto headlight and wipers, heated door mirrors, headlamp washers, i-drive etc
The M Performance TwinPower Turbo straight six-cylinder petrol engine combines a TwinScroll turbocharger with Valvetronic, double-Vanos and High Precision Injection. This powerful engine delivers 320 bhp and maximum torque of 450 Nm, which is particularly impressive in light of the average of 35.3 mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 188 g/km.
This is the six speed manual transmission model too which would be my personal choice, indeed while an excellent 8 speed auto option is available it simply has too many gears when using in manual mode!
It should be noted too the acclaimed 1M coupe was only offered with three pedals and a stick! I also have to say, having run a 1M for a short while, no way would I pay around the current £40,000 asking prices for an extra 15bhp, a little more driver involvement (Mainly due to the LSD you could retro-fit to a M135iP), slightly better brakes (all of which you would only really notice when on track) when a 135i Performance can be bought for around £16,500 less, a newer car, with a fair chunk of manufacturers warrantee left too!
Plus you can get a Mountain Bike or similar boys toys in the rear of a Hatch Back of course gentlemen!
“Straight-line performance is remarkable, especially considering the M135i’s asking price” “So even though BMW is frequently conservative with its performance claims, we were surprised when, two up and with a full tank of fuel, the M135i posted a two-way average 0-60mph sprint of just 4.6sec”
“The M135i represents outstanding value for money at that price. It’s £10k cheaper than the limited-run 1-series M Coupe was when it was new, despite being just as quick”
“A car with both a spectacular set of performance numbers and a determinedly alluring price” Evo Magazine said “The best thing about the M135i, though, is the grin it puts on your face on a twisty road”
“Try to think of a car that reprises the E30 M3’s dynamic template – compact, light, nimble, rear-drive – but propelled by a sublime 3-litre turbocharged straight six that sounds as good, if not better, than any naturally aspirated six the M Division has made in 40 years”
“The BMW M135i is almost Q-car subtle, which made for an amusing 20 minutes on the Autobahn as, time after time, the car rushed to its 155mph speed limiter once other fast-moving (but somewhat bemused) traffic had been persuaded to move over”
All of our sales cars undergo a complete Inspection before being placed on sale, balance of the balance 3 year warranty remains until December 2016 , offering you complete confidence and peace of mind in your Investment.
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