BMW 1-Series

F20 BMW M135i spied at the Nurburgring

With the 1 Series M Coupe being sold out, BMW’s working hard to be able to give people a follow-up model or at least something that comes close to it.

That’ll be the F20 BMW M135i. We’ve seen it as a Concept and spied it completely naked already, so what’s the hold up?

BMW M135i Concept

BMW M135i Concept

Well, some Nurburgring testing of course. Which is exactly what the video after the break features. The M135i going at quite the pace around the Green Hell.

It seems like quite an unusual amount of camouflage is happening on the BMW M135i since we already know exactly what it looks like.

Either way, the speed at which the new 1 Series three door hatch is going around the circuit seems like there’s a lot of performance to deal with.

BMW M135i Concept

BMW M135i Concept

Maybe those M Performance parts can torture tires at a similar rate to what the M Division’s products can do the same.

Further more the rumors about the all wheel drive transmission seem to be more and more popular these days. The amount of grip displayed in the video seems to support the idea.

In terms of engine it’s certainly got the pace since most clues indicate towards a final output that’s upwards of 300 horsepower thanks to TwinTurbo technology and a 3.0 liter engine.

Still, as the car goes round its testing and developing in the normal fashion, we can’t help but wonder at how the rumors about cylinders being aligned in a V6 form post a bit of a concern.

Video via Car

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