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BMW M135i Launched in Australia

There are hothatches, like the Focus ST we just mentioned, and there are hyperhatches, like this one built by the Germans.
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Yes, BMW has turned the humble yet overpriced 1-Series into a complete animal that very few people are lucky enough to control. Available in Australia now is this, the M135i, costing a whopping AUD68,400.

For that kind of money you can get a whole lot of luxury limo, but then this five-door comes with something else.

Under its bonnet is a 3.0-liter N55 engine tuned to produce 235 kW (320 horsepower) and 450Nm between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm.

This translates into a zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.1 seconds when fitted with a manual gearbox and an amazing 4.9 seconds with the automatic.

As we’ve come to expect, the fuel economy is just as amazing at the performance - 8.0 liters (7.5 liters with automatic)/100 km (29 mpg or 31 mpg) on the combined cycle, and a CO2 emissions level of 188 grams (175 grams with automatic) per kilometer.

 
 
 
 
 

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