Premiere for the new BMW M135i xDrive at the Paris motor show "Mondial de L'Automobile".
Like the BMW M135i, the BMW M135i xDrive also has a special aerodynamically optimised exterior design which visually conveys the vehicle's forward thrust and fascinatingly agile handling properties at first sight. The interior design of the BMW M Performance automobile also authentically expresses its sports car characteristics. What is more, the standard fittings of the BMW M135i xDrive include suspension technology adapted to the vehicle's high performance with characteristic M precision, 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double spoke design with mixed tyres and an M Sports brake system.
The all-wheel drive system is especially fascinating in combination with the first BMW M Performance automobile of the compact segment. The interplay between xDrive and the 235 kW/320 bhp in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW M135i xDrive makes for an outstandingly high level of dynamic performance, traction and driving stability.
The intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive with its electronically controlled multidisc clutch ensures variable distribution of drive torque between the front and rear axle, always geared towards the needs of the moment. This means that the BMW 1 Series now also gains supremacy not just in tackling difficult weather and road conditions but also in terms of enhanced precision and agility when taking bends at speed.
In normal situations on the road, the permanent all-wheel drive system directs 60% of the drive torque to the rear wheels and 40 per cent to the front wheels. Linked to the ride stability system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), xDrive adapts this distribution of power instantly and variably to the given situation. In this way, the anticipatory system ensures optimised driving stability and traction even before the driver notices that intervention is required. For example, by directing additional drive power to the rear wheels early on, it is possible to counter any tendency towards understeering. Rear-wheel break-out - otherwise referred to as oversteering - can also be eliminated by directing most of the engine power to the front wheels.
The BMW M135i xDrive is fitted as standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Unique in the compact segment, this automatic transmission supports sporty acceleration manoeuvres with its highly dynamic gear-shifting as well as promoting smooth power transmission due to its high degree of efficiency.
The new BMW M Performance Automobile dashes from rest to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, going on to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. The BMW M135i xDrive combines impressive sporty flair and supremacy with an average fuel consumption on the EU test cycle of 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres and a CO2 emissions level of 182 grams per kilometre.