4.8 secs / 306hp / 450nm / B48 2L 4cyl twin scroll turbo / 8 speed automatic / 250kmh / 4WD / Torsen LSD / RM355,646.25
1t’s here now. BMW’s newest hot hatch, the M135i xDrive arrives Malaysia. Leaving its RWD roots for a recently introduced front wheel drive platform, this 300hp A35 challenger fights head to head with an equally competitive 4WD propulsion.
Power comes from the famed B48 2L 4 cylinder twin scroll turbo engine, which in the M35i tune produces 306hp / 450nm. Drivetrain wise, the M135i xDrive gets a new torsen LSD and an 8 speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Chassis wise, the The M135i rides on M Sport mechanical suspension all round. Then, large front M Sport brakes sit behind 19″ V Spoke style 557 wheels painted in M Bicolour.
Inside, the bright cockpit theme is aptly termed ‘illuminated Boston’ paired with Leather Dakota upholstery. There’s the M Sport steering, electric front sport seats and seat belts signifying it contains ///M dna.
Colours: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Misano Blue, Mineral Grey or Melbourne Red
It’s available at certain dealerships from 28th July 2020 or via online booking from the BMW Malaysia website