Model: 135i Coupe
Engine: 3.0 litre six-cylinder
Maximum Power: 300 hp (224 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 300 lb-ft (406 Nm) @ 1400 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
The New BMW 1 Series Coupe
BMW Press Release
30 June 2007
BMW will introduce a modern and authentic performance coupe that draws inspiration from its iconic 2002 models of some 40 years ago. The next BMW legend, the 1 Series Coupe, represents the core BMW philosophies of pure performance and premium design. By combining sporty rear-wheel-drive dynamics, agile handling, powerful engines and seating for four, the 1 Series Coupe will reinvent the niche that the legendary BMW 2002 created.
On sale in the spring of 2008, the 1 Series Coupe will be available in two versions; the 128i and the 135i. Powered by a 3.0-litre, 230 horsepower inline six-cylinder engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, the 128i Coupe will feature Valvetronic valvetrain management and aluminium/magnesium construction—core elements of BMW’s EfficientDynamics.
The powerful 135i Coupe features BMW’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and an incredible 300 lb-ft of torque from as low as 1,400 rpm. With its direct piezo gasoline injectors, twin low-mass turbochargers and air-to-air intercooling, optimum performance and economy is achieved with no loss in engine response.
For the 135i Coupe, acceleration from 0-62 mph is accomplished in 5.3 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
Both engines feature on-demand engine coolant pumps that improve fuel economy and reduce parasitic losses for increased output.