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Brand New BMW 1 Series M135i xDrive 5dr Step Auto

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From £33,978
£419 deposit
£419 per month

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAttentiveness assist
BMW emergency callBMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system including 10.25" high resolution display and Intelligent Voice Assistant
BMW Online servicesBMW Teleservices
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningEco pro mode
Electric power steering with Servotronic steering optimised at all speed rangesGearshift time display in manual mode
Integrated owners handbookOil sensor for level and grade
On board computerOptimum shift indicator
Personal ProfilePull away assistant
Speed limiterSporty fast gear shifting in sport mode

Entertainment

Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlight beam throw control
Body colour door handlesCerium grey exterior mirror caps
Direction indicator side lights in exterior mirrorsElectric folding and anti dazzle exterior mirrors
Fading supportFollow me home headlights
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 shadow line exterior trimHigh gloss shadowline window frame, Recess cover mirror frames and B/C pillar embelisher trim
High level third brake lightKidney grille frame in Cerium Grey with Mesh design
LED daytime running lightsLED eyebrow turn indicators
Lightweight engineeringM logo designation side in cerium grey
M performance exhaust systemM rear spoiler
Matt black air guide grillesModel designation on right side of tailgate
Nearside reverse light in rear light clusterPreparation for high beam assistant
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear fog lights
Rear window wiperRound exhaust system with twin cerium grey tailpipes in left and right split
Shark fin antennaVisible VIN plate
Welcome lightingWindscreen wipers with integrated washing jets

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 cupholders in front centre console
3 rear seat head restraints3 spoke M sports design leather steering wheel finished in nappa leather with specific M badge
Anthracite headliningAnthracite Velour floor mats
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage pointsConditioned based service
Driver and front passenger seat heatingDriver side folding compartment in instrument panel
Folding rear clothes hookFolding rear seats
Four grab handles integrated in roof liningFront and rear door pockets
Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trimFront Armrest foldable with integrated storage compartment
Front M seatsGlove compartment
Height adjustable front head restraintsManual adjust steering wheel
Multi-function controls for steering wheelRear seat backrest with manual 60:40 split folding with 3 top tether clips integrated on rear of seat panels
Storage compartment in centre consoleSun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab
Two zone automatic air conditioning 

Packs

Connected pack professional - 1 SeriesExtended Lighting pack - 1 Series M135i
Extended storage pack - 1 SeriesInterior lights pack - 1 Series
Luggage compartment pack - 1 SeriesM Sport exterior styling aerodynamics pack - 1 Series 135i

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 and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protectionAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Brake dryingBraking readiness
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 brakeFront and rear disc brakes
Front passenger manual airbag deactivationM Sport braking system
M sport seatbeltRear child proof door locks
Seatbelt warningSide impact protection
Torsen mechanical limited slip differentialTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Automatic drive away locking facilityCentral locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Deadlocking function system to all doorsLocking 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 with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm and immobiliser 

Technical

Aluminium lightweight constructionAnti roll bar front and rear
Balancer shaftDouble VANOS
Drive Performance ControlEight speed sport automatic transmission with electronic selector lever
Electronic differential lockEngine cover with M performance designation
High precision injectionLarger fuel tank capacity (50 litres)
Launch controlPetrol Particulate Filter
VALVETRONIC engine management 

Trim

Contrast stitching on instrument panel 

Wheels

18" Burnished M double spoke Bi-colour alloy wheels finished in Cerium grey matt - style 556MBMW mobility system
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 - Max174
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min167WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High164
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max172WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min164
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High142WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max147
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min142WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low235
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max240WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min235
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium168WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max173
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min168 

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) - Comb7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low10.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max10.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min10.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max7.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min7.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb39.8WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max38.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min39.8WLTP - MPG - Extra High37.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max37.7WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min39.2
WLTP - MPG - High46.3WLTP - MPG - High - Max44.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min46.3WLTP - MPG - Low28
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max27.4WLTP - MPG - Low - Min28
WLTP - MPG - Medium37.2WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max37.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min38.2 

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.

Ten Second Review

The name's much the same but the car could hardly be more different. BMW's M135i gains xDrive 4WD and a rather different outlook on life from the rear drive M135i and M140i older generation models that preceded it. This car doesn't have the old school track-style appeal those previous models 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

Previous high performance petrol 1 Series variants gained something of a cult following thanks to their sonorous 3.0-litre straight six engines. So if you happen to be an enthusiast shopping at the top end of the range, you might be disappointed to find that this time round, the model badged 'M135i' has a four cylinder 2.0-litre unit beneath the bonnet. Once you also factor in the switch to front wheel drive, the result, as you might expect, is a very different confection, particularly as the power being developed has fallen significantly - to 306hp. BMW points out that the performance on offer (rest to 62mph in 4.8s en route to 155mph) exactly replicates that of the old 340hp M140i model. And that the new M135i has the added advantage of standard xDrive 4WD, Launch Control and a newly-developed mechanical Torsen limited slip differential to get its grip to the gravel. But it's a very different kind of car from before that now 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 model - but then, you might have expected that. This M135i 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 gains an extra couple of bracing bars for extra steering accuracy and the electrically assisted rack features a quicker ratio of 14:1, as opposed to the standard car's 15:1. Finally, the brake master cylinder is bigger 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 now 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. 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 model. And out back, there's now a decently-sized 380-litre boot.

Market and Model

You'll pay just over £36,000 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 Head-up display, offered for the first time as an option with this model, 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 S1 - 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 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%

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£419
Deposit£419
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate1.5%
Cash price£33,978
Credit amount£33,559
Guaranteed future value£16,712.90
Total amount payable£36,824.90
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.63p per mile
Representative APR2.9%
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** 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.