New photos have been sent to us featuring the 2011 BMW 135i. We break down the details and rumors of the upcoming five-door inside.
Spies have captured new shots of, what appears to be, the 2011 BMW 1 Series turbo or 135i hatchback. The five-door can be seen with two exhaust pipes, each on opposing sides of the bumper, a hallmark for BMW's biturbo models.
As the spy photographer points out, this is a new design point for the 1-Series. Although other versions of the car have dual exhaust, the pipes are coupled on one side.
Previous spy photos suggest the car may be available as an all-wheel drive, possibly with BMW's xDrive system. This had been due to the presence of a Kistler RoaDyn sensor system often used to test drive systems.
The current batch of photos shows more detail around the grille, and some more details around the larger air intakes. The wheels are a nice touch, but we think the photographer may have been huffing exhaust fumes when he said, "Maybe BMW should offer the car in this psyco paint and with matte black alloys, it's looking better and better every time we see it."
Popular belief is that the 2011 BMW 1-Series turbo hatch will hit the market in the second quarter of 2011. Convertible and coupe units could follow by the end of that year.