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Brand New BMW 1 Series M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAttentiveness assist
Bluetooth / WiFi interface for wireless connection of mobile terminal devices and audio streamingBMW ConnectedDrive online services
BMW TeleservicesCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Eco pro modeElectro hydraulically controlled multi-plate clutch transfers drive to rear axle and with power take-off device located on the front differential.
Energy efficient operating strategyFront axle single joint with specific axle kinematics to minimise drive influences on steering + provide increased rigidity agile driving behaviour
Gearshift time display in manual modeIntegrated owners handbook
M Sports steering with M135i xDrive specific settingsOil sensor for level and grade
On board computerOptimum shift indicator
Personal ProfilePull away assistant
Rigidly mounted rear subframe - Multi link construction with separate spring / damper configuration and excellent driving characteristicsSpeed limit Info including no-overtaking indicator
Speed limiterSporty fast gear shifting in sport mode

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Aluminium lightweight constructionAnti roll bar front and rear
Balancer shaftDouble VANOS
Drive Performance ControlEight speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddle switches
Electronic differential lockElectronic selector lever
Engine cover with M performance designationHigh precision injection
Larger fuel tank capacity (50 litres)Launch control
M135i specific heavily de-throttled engine intake air guideM135i specific high-performance cooling package
M135i specific larger turbocharger with integrated divert-air valvePetrol Particulate Filter
Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curveVALVETRONIC engine management
Variable, stepless and infinitely adjustable distribution of drive torque between the front and rear axles 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioStereo speaker system with 2 mid range speakers in the front door trims and rear parcel shelf + 2 central bass speakers underneath the front seats

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlight beam throw control
Automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlightBody colour door handles
Body colour roof trimsCerium grey exterior mirror caps
Direction indicator side lights in exterior mirrorsExhaust tailpipe, Cerium Grey with bevelled finish - twin, round 100mm, left and right split
Fading supportFolding side mirrors with auto dimming/folding wing mirrors with auto dimming
Follow me home headlightsFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front and rear electric windows with open and close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closingFront door sill finishers with M135i designation
Green tinted heat protection glazingHeated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side
High gloss shadowline window frame, Recess cover mirror frames and B/C pillar embelisher trimHigh level third brake light
Integrated front windscreen with washer jetsKidney grille frame in Cerium Grey with Mesh design
LED daytime running lightsLED eyebrow turn indicators
LED front fog lightsLightweight engineering
M logo designation side in cerium greyM Performance exhaust system with valve control and minimised exhaust back pressure
M Performance specific setupM Sport spoiler
Matt black air guide grillesMatt black wheel arch trim
Model designation on electric bootlid includes xDrive designation for M135i xDriveNearside reverse light in rear light cluster
Preparation for high beam assistantRear fog lights
Rear window wiperReinforced crank drive, new pistons and adapted con rods
Shark fin antennaTrailer stabilisation logic
Visible VIN plateWelcome lighting
xDrive intelligent all wheel drive with M135i specific reinforced components 

Interior Features

12V power socket in front centre console with blanking plug3 rear seat head restraints
3 spoke sports leather steering wheel with black leather and stitching, pearl chrome decorative finish, specific M BadgeAmbient interior lighting
Anthracite headliningChild seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
Conditioned based serviceDriver and front passenger seat heating
Floor mats in anthracite velour with contrasting colour seam to match contrast stitching on instrument panelFolding rear clothes hook
Four grab handles integrated in roof liningFront and rear door pockets with bottle holders
Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trimFront armrest
Front M sports seatsGlove compartment
Height adjustable front head restraintsLuggage compartment for bag hooks on left and right, foldable luggage compartment liner and two lashing eyelets
Manual adjust steering wheelMulti-function controls for steering wheel
Storage compartment in centre consoleSun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab
Two front centre console cupholdersTwo zone automatic air conditioning

Packs

Additional interior lighting pack - 1 Series M135iAdditional storage compartment pack with code 493 -1 series
BMW live cockpit professional pack- 1 SeriesConnected pack professional - 1 Series
Interior lights pack - 1 SeriesM Sport exterior styling aerodynamics pack - 1 Series 135i

Passive Safety

2 tone horn3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners, stopper and belt force limiters, rear coded belt buckles
Airbags - Front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain head protection, front side, manual deactivation of front passenger airbagAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
BMW emergency callBrake drying
Braking readinessChild proof locking system in rear door
Comfort modesCornering brake control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting + activation of safety battery terminal clampDriver and front passenger seat belt security check
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electrically operated hand brake including automatic hold functionFront and rear disc brakes
Integrated torsen mechanical limited slip differential on front axleM Sport brakes with blue calipers
M Sport seatbeltsSeatbelt warning
Side impact protectionTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentDeadlocking function system to all doors
Drive away locking system on all doors and luggage compartment with de-activated in iDrive settingsLocking wheel bolts
Remote control with integrated key with High-gloss Black inlay and M designation and 1 button for open/ close lock, window, open luggage compartmentStart/stop button illuminated in centre console with keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm and immobiliserWheel slip limitation close to the actuator (ARB)

Trim

Contrast stitching on instrument panel 

Wheels

BMW mobility systemElectrically powered 12V compressor
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)154Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb167WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH172
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL167WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High164
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH172WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL164
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High142WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH147
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL142WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low235
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH240WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL235
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium168WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH173
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL168 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio9.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48A20T1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)41.5EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.1
EC Urban (mpg)34.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH7.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low10.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH10.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL10.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH7.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL7.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb38.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH37.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL38.7WLTP - MPG - Extra High39.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH37.7WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL39.2
WLTP - MPG - High45.6WLTP - MPG - High - TEH44.8
WLTP - MPG - High - TEL46.3WLTP - MPG - Low27.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH27.4WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL28
WLTP - MPG - Medium38.2WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH37.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL38.2 

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power306
Coin Descriptioni xDriveGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0736EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %83
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %76NCAP Safety Assist %72
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.8Engine Power - BHP306
Engine Power - KW225Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT332
Engine Torque - MKG45.9Engine Torque - NM450
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 556MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1434Length4319
Wheelbase2670Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2081 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2085
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1200Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight560Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1525No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW M135i xDrive

Unlike its predecessors, BMW's M135i xDrive conforms to class expectations to widen its sales reach. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the revised version.

Ten Second Review

In this modern-era form, BMW's M135i gained xDrive 4WD and a rather different outlook on life from the rear drive M135i and M140i older generation designs that preceded it. In late 2021, the brand added a few dynamic changes to give the car a sharper feel, creating the model we look at here. This Baviarian hot hatch still doesn't have the old school track-style appeal its rear-driven predecessors had, but that's because it's matured a bit. If you have too, then you'll probably rather like it.

Background

New models primarily appeal to those who bought the previous version of the same car - but this one's different. In its previous generation guise, the BMW M135i (later the M140i) was a rather unique hot hatch confection, rear driven with a howling straight six engine - a car for the hot hatch cognoscenti. The sort of model a race track instructor would use as his day-to-day drive. The problem for BMW is that there aren't a lot of those kinds of people. So the M135i has changed - into this, a four cylinder family five-door that's primarily front-driven, with occasional four wheel traction. It's a BMW of the 'M Performance' variety, rather than being a full M car. But it is, the Munich maker insists, despite the change of hot hatch emphasis, a proper sporting BMW. Is it? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

So what's different with this lightly revised model? Not too much. BMW has retuned the camber settings, plus a new hydromount has been installed for the front suspension, while the mounts for the trailing and control arms at the rear axle have been revised. The steering's now a little sharper and the engine note is now a little rortier. That's about it. Otherwise, things are as before, which means there's a 2.0-litre four cylinder turbocharged 306hp engine beneath the bonnet, in place of the previous generation model's sonorous 3.0-litre straight six. And AWD in place of that older car's classic rear-driven set-up. The performance on offer (rest to 62mph in 4.8s en route to 155mph) exactly replicates that of the old generation pre-2019 340hp M140i model. And of course, compared to that previous design, this modern-era M135i has the added advantage of standard xDrive 4WD, Launch Control and a mechanical Torsen limited slip differential to get its grip to the gravel. But it's a very different kind of car from before that still these days merely replicates what's on offer from obvious rivals like the Golf R and the Audi S3. There's not the same challenge in driving it that characterised the previous generation pre-2019-era model - but then, you might have expected that. As before with the M135i xDrive, this car differs from lesser 1 Series variants with its stiffer suspension set-up and features a 10mm-lower ride height, with two-stage adaptive dampers being optional. At the front, the subframe features an extra couple of bracing bars for extra steering accuracy and the electrically assisted rack features a quick ratio of 14:1, as opposed to the standard car's 15:1. Finally, the brake master cylinder is bigger than that of a standard 1 Series for better response and more consistent pedal pressure.

Design and Build

As you might expect, the top 'M135i xDrive' variant has its own unique 'M Performance' look. That gives this top variant 18-inch 'M light alloy Double-spoke' wheels with a 'Bicolour' finish and the front, plus the rear bumper styling is bespoke. There's an M rear spoiler, unique side sill covers and a 'Cerium Grey' finish for the exhaust tailpipe, the side M logo, the mirror caps and the frame of the front kidney grille. The M135i interior's set apart by M seat belts and M sports seats with upholstery in 'Trigon' cloth and 'Anthracite' alcantara. Plus this flagship variant comes with the brand's desirable 'Live Cockpit Professional' package, with its 10.25-inch centre-dash and instrument cluster screens and 'Connected Package Professional' additional media connectivity features. Otherwise, the recipe is as with any other 1 Series. This car has the cabin feel of a larger, more luxurious product. Some of that's down to cabin quality - soft-touch surfaces and the sold feel of all the fixtures and fittings matched on a plusher model like this one by things like contrast stitching and intricate 'Extended lighting' door panel strips. Plus you get much more space in the rear and in the boot than with the older generation rear-driven models. Two adults can comfortably fit on the back seats without having to squash in their knees, as was the case with the previous rear driven design. And out back, there's a decently-sized 380-litre boot.

Market and Model

There aren't really any spec changes for this updated M135i xDrive, though you can now specify three extra paint colours ('M Sao Paulo Yellow', 'Frozen Orange' and 'Frozen Pure Grey'. Otherwise, it's as you were. You'll pay just under £38,000 for this M135i xDrive, which is about par for the course if you're looking at cars in this segment - probably models like the Audi S3 Sportback, the Mercedes-AMG A 35, the Renault Megane R.S. and the Honda Civic Type-R. We've detailed all the visual exterior and embellishments you get as part of M135i spec in our 'Design' section. Many 'M135i' buyers upgrade to the optional 'M135i Plus Pack', which includes Sun Protection glass, a harmon/kardon audio upgrade and a choice of two designs of larger Bicolour 19-inch wheel - 'M V-spoke' or 'M Double-spoke'. Bear in mind though, that you can't upgrade to this pack if you specify the optional adaptive damping system - as quite a few customers for this hot hatch are going to want to do. Other options you might want to consider include the 'BMW Icon Adaptive LED headlamps' we tried. The brand also thinks that the optional Head-up display will be popular too. And if you think you or your partner might struggle with slotting this car into tight spaces, you could consider the 'Park Assist' system, which automatically does it for you and includes a Reversing Assist camera. What else? Well the Harmon/Kardon 'Surround Sound' audio set-up is worth a look. Plus a wireless charging mat is available as part of an 'Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging' option.

Cost of Ownership

This auto-only petrol hot hatch variant manages up to 38.7mpg and (on 18-inch wheels) 167g/km of CO2 - which puts it amongst the class leaders in this segment when it comes to efficiency. Insurance is a group 36E rating. Routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. You can check all of this using menus in the 'iDrive' centre-dash display; the centre-dash screen's 'Car' section tells you engine oil level, service requirements and (on a diesel model) your AdBlue level. Plus the car will give you four weeks' notice of when a check-up is needed so you have plenty of time to book it. A TeleServices' feature comes as part of the BMW 'ConnectedDrive' services you can also access through the iDrive infotainment system. Via this, before each service appointment is due, your 1 Series can automatically put in a 'TeleServices' call to your nominated BMW service centre, complete with detailed information on vehicle condition. You'll then get a call to arrange a service appointment, something you'll already have budgeted for if, at the point of original purchase, you opted for one of the two fixed cost 'Service Inclusive' or 'Service Inclusive Plus' packages which cover you for five years or 50,000 miles.

Summary

What you think of the M135i xDrive depends largely on the expectations you approach it with. It was clearly never intended to be a direct replacement for its six cylinder rear-driven predecessor. But see it as what it is, the Munich maker's alternative to a Golf R, a Mercedes-AMG A 35 or an Audi S3 - and you'll get the point immediately. We're disappointed that BMW no longer offers something so refreshingly, radically different to cars like those. But we can understand why the business case for reversion to a more established uber-fast hot hatch formula was so compelling. Compelling isn't the first word that springs to mind when considering the drive experience this car serves up, but it's undeniably impressive. Traction out of corners, that thing you had to fight for in the old rear-driven model on damp roads, is superb. And the four cylinder powerplant makes up for in willingness what it lacks in authentic howling character. For the first time, here's a really quick 1 Series model you could easily justify to the family. The M135i may no longer be a unique confection. But these days, it's an undeniably more complete one.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
50%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£499
Deposit£1499
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£37,770
Arnold Clark deposit£597.72
Credit amount£35,673.28
Guaranteed future value£17,350.69
Total amount payable£42,900.41
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.0p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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