At the Nurburgring test updated BMW M135i xDriveApril 11, 2019
It is said that BMW will finally show the next generation of hatchback at the Frankfurt (Germany) auto show this fall. But there is a chance that we can see the car in all its glory on the Internet a couple of days before the debut.
Engineers from the Bavarian BMW brand are putting the final touches on the 5-door 1-Series hatchback of a new generation, and we have another batch of “spy” photos showing the test prototype of the car. This time it turned out to be the M135i xDrive, which drove along the Nurburgring race track at high speed.
There is no camouflage part on the captured car, which was on earlier prototypes of the novelty, so we were finally able to see the shape and design of the front part of the hatchback.
Since this is a version of the model with maximum performance, it is not surprising that it is equipped with a grille. Additional air intakes in the front bumper provide fresh air for the engine and brakes. Take a closer look, and you will also notice that this prototype is full of LED headlights.
In the back there is a pair of large tailpipes of the exhaust system, neatly embedded in the diffuser of the lower bumper. In addition, two small holes in the two corners of the bumper hint at the more aggressive body kit that this test car wears. Finally, we can also see the work of the rear LED lights.
We know for sure that this car is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is also installed in a more powerful version of the BMW X2 crossover, where it develops 302 horsepower (450 Nm). In combination with the BMW xDrive automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system, the engine should be able to accelerate the hot hatchback to 100 km / h in about 4.5-4.8 seconds.
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