The brand new BMW 1 Sequence will current itself on the 2019 IAA within the type of the highest mannequin M135i xDrive. However this isn’t your unusual 1 Sequence. The BMW M135i xDrive options the brand new Storm Bay Metallic paint which was first seen on the BMW X1 Facelift. The M135i xDrive is the one mannequin variant to function the BMW kidney grille in a particular mesh design.
Its encompass and three-dimensional components are available in Cerium Gray, likewise the extra model-specific trim of the outer air intakes and the mirror caps. Just like the BMW M rear apron, the opposite components of the outside mirrors are available in Excessive-gloss Black.
As with M Sport specification, the window graphic surrounds undertake BMW Particular person high-gloss Shadow Line trim, whereas the M135i xDrive additionally comes solely with a BMW M rear spoiler in physique shade.
Utilizing the front-wheel drive structure from BMW, the brand new sizzling hatch remains to be sending energy to all 4 wheels, however this time, from a 2.zero liter four-cylinder turbo engine. This engine is the BMW Group’s strongest four-cylinder engine, extracting 225 kW (306 hp) between 5,000 and 6,250 rpm and has a peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) 1,750 rpm and stays there as much as four,500 rpm.
The flagship mannequin races to 100 km/h (62 mph) from relaxation in simply four.eight seconds (four.7 seconds with M Efficiency package deal), whereas prime pace is proscribed to 250 km/h (155 mph).
A newly developed twin-pipe exhaust can also be customary, with tailpipes measuring 100 millimeters in diameter.
BMW M135i xDrive is delivered from the manufacturing unit with bespoke polished 18-inch light-alloy objects. Newly designed 19-inch light-alloy wheels are optionally obtainable for this and the M Sport mannequin.
In Europe, the BMW M135i xDrive is offered solely with an automated gearbox, beginning at 48,900 Euros.
The highest mannequin is especially evident within the design accents in Cerium Grey, which clearly differentiate the M135i from the much less motorized 1s with the M Sport package deal.
The sportiest variant of the 1 Sequence F40 all the time comes with four-wheel drive, whereas the weaker entry-level fashions depend on the class-typical front-wheel drive.