On the weekend BMW released details of the M135i. It’s powered by a 225kW/450Nm inline six-cylinder engine driving the rear wheels. If you reckon rear-wheel drive won’t be enough, then you’re in luck, because from November an all-wheel drive xDrive version will be available.
So, is the M135i coming to Australia? Yes, it is.
Unlike overseas markets, the M135i will only be sold in Australia in a five-door configuration. Other markets will be able to choose between a three or five-door layout. Indeed, BMW Australia told AUSmotive this morning there are currently no plans to offer any 1 Series three-door models locally.
Okay, so when will the M135i be in Australian showrooms? We can’t tell you for certain because BMW Australia is yet to finalise plans with Germany. We do know that BMW Australia hopes to have the car here before the end of the year.