Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Sporty Characteristics

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Sporty Characteristics

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THE BMW M135i is the latest in the M Performance range and is powered by a straight six-cylinder engine with M Performance twinpower turbo technology, which is known for its spontaneous high revving performance, plus a level of efficiency that is unrivalled in this class.

The technology package includes a TWINSCROLL turbocharger, direct high precision injection with central multi-hole injectors, Valvetronic variable valve control and double vanos variable camshaft timing.

This 3.0-litre engine delivers a maximum power output of 235 kW at 5800rpm. This impressive power results from the maximum torque of 450 Nm that is available between 1250 and 5000rpm.

In standard 6-speed manual transmission form, the BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 kmh in 5.1 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250kmh. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 8.0L /100km, and the CO2 emissions level is 188 grams per kilometre. However, equip the car with the optional 8-speed sport automatic transmission and the figures become even more impressive with the sprint to 100kmh taking just 4.9 seconds with the fuel consumption and emissions reducing to 7.5L/100km and 175 g/km respectively.

The unique power train for this BMW M Performance car also features a customised cooling system and M performance control dry sump lubrication for the six-speed manual transmission.

The BMW M135i enables maximum agility combined with unparalleled precision by way of the M-specific suspension tuning. Thanks to the individual control of the suspension and damping systems as well as the specific elasto-kinematics of the front axle, the BMW M Performance vehicle boasts particularly sporty driving characteristics. In addition, its variable sport steering system enhances those dynamic characteristics to the fullest.

The BMW M Performance vehicle is also fitted with the M sport brake system as standard, incorporating four-piston fixed calipers on the front axle and two-piston fixed calipers at the rear, all in dark blue metallic paint bearing the distinctive M logo. …

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