The BMW Concept M135i
The ‘Concept M135i’ that BMW will launch at Geneva is not only the hottest 1 Series yet, it also introduces the three-door bodyshell of the German company’s smallest car.
In a slightly impenetrable press release, BMW confirms 18in alloy wheels, a straight-six petrol engine “featuring M Performance Twin Power Turbo technology” – presumably turning out well in excess of 300bhp – and the requisite suspension, braking and aerodynamic tweaks to keep it on the Autobahn.
It is not, apparently, an ‘M1’, though – but in sober colours and de-badged, it would make a very handy Q car. Stories circulating elsewhere in the press suggest 4wd will be an option in LHD markets, but sadly not in the UK.