Finally there’s an end to all the rumors, guesses and estimates on the faith of the M badged version of the BMW 1 Series. The confirmation came from Dr. Kay Segler, BMW M GmbH’s Managing Director and it took place in an interview given to German online magazine “Auto-News”.
A source from BMW said that the sports version of the 135i will bear the name 135is, not M1. The model is expected to begin this autumn. As you know, the Motorsport division of BMW is working on a sports version of the 1-Series coupe. It will be turbocharged and is based on the 135i. [...]
I know that we have talked few times about BMW M1 and you were probably waiting that car to be released or to hear some news about it but as you can see what I wrote in the title, the BMW M1 was replaced by BMW 135is. I don’t think that the name of the [...]