Friday, September 7, 2007
BMW 135i Coupe Review
The BMW 135i coupe, new for 2008, is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 306 horsepower and 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. The 135i Coupe is capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in 5.3 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
Features of the M Sports Package for the BMW 135i Coupe include M Sports Suspension for higher traction and reduced body roll, 18-inch wheels with performance tires, M logo doorsill trims, an M leather sport steering wheel and an M logo footrest for the driver’s left foot. The leather appointments on the gearshift lever and handbrake, as well as the handbrake handle are finished in high-quality soft leather.
The roof lining on the M Sports Package comes in Anthracite, and the interior features offered in this package are rounded off by Glacier Silver aluminum interior trim that highlights the sporting character of the cockpit. The BMW 135i Coupe M Sports Suspension also comes with a high-performance brake system incorporating six-piston fixed calipers on the front axle and two-piston fixed calipers at the rear.
The M Aerodynamics Package for the BMW 135i Coupe includes specially-designed front and rear bumpers as well as special rocker sills and foglamps. Together, they give the 135i Coupe a signature BMW M look in a tasteful yet distinctive manner.
The BMW 1 Series Coupe benefits from BMW’s brake and stability control systems. Standard ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) prevent the drive wheels from spinning while CBC (Cornering Brake Control) stabilizes the car whenever necessary during application of the brakes in a bend.