If we want to be the happy owners of the sportiest variant of the current BMW 1 Series, we will have to opt for the M135i xDrive, a model that competes within the premium sports compact segment and has been with us for a couple of years now. This model stands out for radiating sportiness on all sides, especially thanks to the engine that animates it, which will be better used thanks to the update introduced by BMW.
Normally an update, when we arrive two years after its launch, is usually accompanied by some aesthetic change, but in this case, it has not been the case since BMW has limited itself to leaving the M135i xDrive in appearance as we know it. They only limit themselves to expanding the palette of colors created by BMW Individual with new shades, which are the M Sao Paulo Yellow that we already know from other models such as the M4 Competition in addition to the Frozen Orange metallic and the Frozen Pure Gray.
In this way, as you can imagine, the updates to which the BMW M135i xDrive has been subjected are hidden inside, some changes that will allow the M135i xDrive to be a more manageable vehicle as well as fun to drive but also It will allow you to take even more advantage of its powerful in-line four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, capable of delivering a power of 306 hp that launches it up to 100 km / h in just 4.8 seconds.
In general, the improvements that BMW has made to the M135i xDrive focus on increasing the camber or camber angle of the front wheels, thus allowing greater absorption of lateral forces when cornering. In addition, new hydraulic support has also been mounted on the suspensions, the control and trailing arms have been redesigned and the suspension system has been recalibrated, resulting in better body roll behavior when cornering and better cornering. steering feel, especially when it comes to pulling out all your sporty grit.
These modifications carried out, together with the specific tuning of its chassis, makes the M135i xDrive take much better advantage of its engine and all the technology that surrounds it. Let us remember that as standard it equips very interesting elements such as the limited-slip differential integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission itself, the M Sport brakes, or the M Sport sports steering tuned for this model, without forgetting the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC ) capable of modifying the behavior of the steering itself, the brakes or the differential.
To finish, the icing on the cake is put by the new exhaust line that will mount the BMW M135i xDrive, tuned so that from the moment it starts up it will be able to overwhelm us and, once onboard, transmit to all occupants and especially the driver all the responses and sensations of the four-cylinder in-line.