I’ll be honest with you. I have never really liked the BMW 1 Series. I felt that the badge didn’t really suit a car of that size and that overall it was a little on the dull side. That was until BMW unleashed the incredible 1M Coupe. It was the perfect combination of German engineering, performance and overly aggressive design. The second generation 1 Series looks like a guinea pig that has been disgruntled. But yet again my opinions changed when I saw the new M135i Concept.
Powered by the same glorious 3.0 litre 6 cylinder as the 1M, this car promises over 300BHP running through the rear wheels. The concept is not even a full M car and an even hotter version has been promised! The M135i is capable of a 0-62MPH dash of just 4.9 seconds! 0-124MPH in 17.3 seconds and it wont stop until it reaches its electronically governed killjoy of 155MPH.
If BMW can put this plan into production, I may just have to change my opinion of the 1 Series for good.