- The M135i’s engine is a six-pot rocket that bolsters the M135i as one of the fastest hatches around.
- Its hatch body style matches its performance with practicality.
- Bi-Xenon headlights make a mockery of dark roads with bright and wide coverage.
- Interior’s typically high quality.
- The M leather steering wheel is delightful to grip.
- Keen drivers will appreciate how much grip the car can generate along with its balance.
- Eight-speed automatic transmission is silky, smooth, and fast changing in all conditions.
- Be judicious with your right foot, though. All that mumbo through the rear wheels means they’ll spin in wet conditions.
- While it’ll swallow luggage and four adults, it’s no station wagon. The longer the road trip, the less people you might want to lug with you.
- Like a lot of BMWs, you need to pay attention to its options. Its equipment list misses out on a rear-view camera, which will cost $1170 as part of the Advanced Parking Package. Meanwhile, keyless entry, electric seat adjustment, and seat heating come only with a $2730 Comfort Access package.
- Adjustable M suspension is fantastic but found in the options list, while some of its cheaper rivals have such technology standard.
Click here to find out more about the BMW M135i.
How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at email@example.com.
2021 Peugeot 2008 GT Sport review
The range-topping 2008 costs $9000 more than the entry-level Allure spec, so is it worth the extra cash?
2021 MG ZST Essence review
The MG ZST Essence is the flagship variant of Australia's most popular small SUV, but does its bargain price come at the expense of quality?
Hyundai Ioniq 5 review: First drive
The Ioniq 5 is on its way to revolutionise Hyundai's EV game. It won't be cheap, but our first drive tells us buyers won't be disappointed.