Take a small, compact rear-wheel drive coupe, slip a responsive chassis under it, and then put a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine under the bonnet, and you have the makings of an excellent sports car.
In producing the BMW 135i Sports Coupe, BMW did all that and more; the result was simply outstanding.
The BMW 135i
The 135i is a compact coupe with two doors, and based on the rear-wheel drive BMW 1 Series platform. While not sporty, its lines are sleek and purposeful, with panels wrapped tightly around the alloy wheels at each corner and the BMW kidney grille featured at the front.
The 135i featured a stylish and comfortable cabin that boasted front seats with considerable headroom.
Under the hood, the 135i offered the thundering twin-turbocharged 3L straight 6-cylinder engine. When running at its peak, the 6-cylinder engine puts out 225kW and 400Nm, with the maximum torque on tap, from 1500 to 5000 rpm.
Even with its amazing performance, the compact car was an economical cruiser. Even with a used BMW 135i, BMW claims drivers could do 9.6L/100km on a combined cycle.
BMW has always been at its best when building cars with a sportier edge, and it remained true to form with the 135i. To learn more about the compact car, visit car dealers selling new and used BMWs in Orange County, like CA Beemers.