BMW F20 M135i Review by Car Advice

Before the current 1 Series was launched, the hot hatch department of BMW lacked a high performance model that could battle such cars as the Golf GTI and the Focus RS.
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The 1M Coupe was and still is regarded as a very fast and fun car, that takes you back to the basics. However, that car was not a hot hatch and, along with the new series BMW introduced a proper fast hatchback: the M135i.

The guys from Car Advice tested this powerful 5-door hatch and gladly came to the conclusion that this baby is the best option in its segment, a thing we already knew. With its 6-cylinder N55 engine and 320 HP, hooked up to a 8-speed automatic gearbox, the M135i will make you feel faster than any other car that even tries to rival it (and you'd be right).

Achieving 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds and with a top speed that is electronically limited not to commit suicide too easily, the BMW can be considered a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Actually, looking at it from the outside it's rather hard to tell if it is an semi-M car or not. Just the badges and the sound of the engine will give it away, since the design changes are so small, you'll most likely overlook them.

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