Just recently we'd shown you pictures of the 5-door version of the new pocket rocket - but here's the car that will make the biggest part in the 135ti-sales: the 3-door hatch!

It can’t be named M1

Text first published on 08-16-2006 (link)

This is going to be the ultimate sports-hatch and packs an extra 50+ bhp over the current BMW 130 or VW Golf R32.

Munich would love to call the car M1 – but that would take away the glory from the legendary 1970’s M1 supercar, so the range-topping 1-series will have to do with a 135ti-badge on the rear, hinting to the sophisticated 3.0-litre turbo-engine delivering no less than 306 bhp!

It’s just been presented in the 3-series coupé and should be able to turn the 1-series into a real cannon ball on wheels...

Just recently we’d shown you pictures of the 5-door version of the new pocket rocket – but here’s the car that will make the biggest part in the 135ti-sales: the 3-door hatch!

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