BMW M135i reviewed by Autocar


Design

The bonnet hides an engine that has a smattering of novelty and intrigue about it. It produces 315bhp and 332lb ft of torque. The latter should make it pull 10 per cent harder through the middle of the rev range than the current 135i M Sport coupé, as well as being some £2000 cheaper.

扭力比 135i M Sport coupé 大約 10% (400Nm),而且便宜 £2,000。

Interior

Like every 1-series, the M135i seems over-specified for legroom and headroom thanks to generous adjustment on both the seat and the steering column. The driving position is all but flawless and quite unlike a hatchback in its low-slung cosiness.

M135i 前座空間充裕,座椅電動調整範圍大,可調整項目多元。駕駛姿勢無懈可擊。

Performance and engineering

So even though BMW is frequently conservative with its performance claims, we were surprised when, two-up and with a full tank of fuel, the M135i posted a two-way average 0-60mph sprint of just 4.6sec.

0-60mph 加速 4.6 秒完成。

There’s only a little turbo lag at low revs, and you have to search for it.

換句話說,就算有 turbo lag 也不易察覺。

Ride and handling

It is, however, extraordinarily better than the previous-generation BMW 130i, and quite bearable even in its firmer settings, which provide far tighter control of the M135i’s body movements.

M135i 懸吊比前代 130i 來得舒適些,即使設定為較硬的模式時 (Sport+),彈跳仍在可忍受範圍。

The M135i brakes well, pulling itself to rest from 60mph in just 2.6sec in the dry and comfortably under 3sec even in the wet.

M135i 前座空間充裕,座椅電動調整範圍大,可調整項目多元。駕駛姿勢無懈可擊。

Verdict

Nevertheless, this is a fine driving companion and a car with both a spectacular set of performance numbers and a determinedly alluring price.

物有所值,堯富駕駛樂趣。Top 3 Hot hatches,居於 Megane RS 與 Focus ST 之後。

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Autocar 14 November 2012 issue

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Autocar M135i review

Autocar M135i review

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Autocar M135i review

Autocar M135i review

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Autocar M135i review

Autocar M135i review

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Autocar M135i review

Autocar M135i review

M135i 車重前後分配為 52%:48%

Autocar M135i review

Autocar M135i review

實測直線加速表現方面,0-400m 14.0 秒達 173 km/h,0-1,000m 24.7 秒達 220 km/h,四檔 48 – 113 km/h 再加速 4 秒達成。97 km/h 煞停時間 2.6 秒。

Autocar M135i review

Autocar M135i review

操控特性方面,在乾地條件下 M135i 車尾並不容易甩出,濕地時後驅特性顯著,不意外地,圈速不敵四驅 Audi RS3。在沒有配置機械式 LSD 的條件下,讓 M135i oversteering 需要一些技巧,例如 trail breaking 並適時補充油門,如果不這麼做可能會帶來推頭狀況。這些得「感謝」其較寬的後輪。

Autocar M135i review

Autocar M135i review

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此外,M135i 之所以有資格掛上 M badge,乃因引擎方面也做了一些調整,除了出力的增強之外,冷卻系統也加大以應付更激烈的操駕。

經換算,二檔加速 (自排款) 無法破百,所幸該變速箱換檔反應迅速。100 km/h 第八檔引擎轉速僅有 1,735 rpm,第七檔則為 2,183 rpm,都相當經濟。

Autocar M135i review

Autocar M135i review