Last week we heard plenty of news from BMW.
Starting from the model update X6 and ending with the release of new cars from studio M: M550d, X5 M50d and X6 M50d. It turned out that it’s not all. Sly photographers, all day karaulyaschim secret news around the world, caught in the lenses of their cameras a new five-door hatchback BMW 1-series, passing the test in Europe.
The most powerful version of the hatchback BMW 1-series will be the one that has an index 125i (quite possibly in the pictures is it, label 118i, pasted on the fifth door, it may be fake). This car, we recall, is equipped with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capacity of 218 hp, having a maximum torque of 310 Nm. Up to 100 km / h sprints in 6.4 model with and can reach a top speed of 245 km / h.
It is known for and the appearance of the version passed through the hands of masters divisions M. This car will index M135i and will be equipped with the same 3-liter inline-six with Twin Turbo, and that the new Grand Coupe 640i. On the dynamic characteristics of the vehicle is not yet known nothing. Clearly only one thing: the machine, are equipped with engine capacity of 320 hp with a maximum torque of 450 Nm and having such dimensions and weight as the BMW 1-series, simply can not be slow.
It is not known whether the top-end version will get rear-wheel drive vehicles or on the example of other new products with the index M will be equipped with a system xDrive. The Bavarians have confirmed only that moment, which is two, four-wheel drive, will be communicated via a 6-speed manual gearbox. An option will be available 8-way “automatic”. Certainly, experts from the department and worked hard over the M suspension and steering settings for M135i. Of course, undergo changes and braking system: a more powerful engine requires additional resources for the rapid slowing down cars.
As for the exterior, the prototype caught fotoshpionami in the camera lens was fitted with bodywork, very reminiscent of the one that graced the concept cars Perfomance, presented at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. More detail all about the car we can find out in March at the Geneva Motor Show, where he held the official premiere of the new model.