In a recent interview with BMWBLOG (full transcript coming up shortly), BMW M CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, said that the BMW M135i Coupe will be coming to the U.S.
Dr. Nitschke also says that the 2-door M135i was specifically built for the U.S. market and customers, but the M135i Hatchback remains an European-only affair.
No further details were revealed on the power of the super-sporty M135i, but we know it will come with the 3.0 liter straight-six N55 TwinPower turbocharged with around 340 horsepower.
The M135i in hatchback and concept format made its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show M135i comes equipped with M sports braking system and sits on 18-inch M light alloys with a double spoke design. At the front, the car boasts a typical M design with large air intakes designed to match the cooling requirement of the powerful engine. The three-dimensionally designed flaps on the air intakes give indication of the car’s direct association with motor racing.
The M135i Coupe is based on the next generation 1 Series Coupe that will launch next year.
Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with BMW M CEO.