x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

I-Spy: BMW 135i hatchback on the track

A prototype of BMW's new 1 Series with M-Sport package zooms around the Nürburgring.

Lehmann Photo Syndication
Lehmann Photo Syndication

Here is a three-door prototype of the BMW 1 Series hooning around the Nürburgring - this time the 135i with M-Sport package, clearly recognizable by the single, round tailpipes at each end of the rear, hinting that we will see a 135i with the new N55 petrol-powered, single turbocharger, twin-scroll straight-six engine with 306 hp. It also sports added bodywork at the front and back, keeping with the M-Sport theme. The extra cargo area should make this hot hatch much more useful than the 1 Series coupé or convertible, too, with little or no weight gain.