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BMW M135i

9/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: BMW M135i

£22,835£23,365

Owning

Running costs and reliability

BMW M135i interior

All the work BMW’s put into making the new 3.0-litre turbo engine efficient pays off. This averages 35.3mpg and the eight-speed auto is even better, averaging 37.7mpg (with less CO2 too). Impressively, it’s not only greener than the old 1M, it’s also £10k cheaper. With retained values likely to be higher than if it were a plain old BMW 135i, we reckon this could be the performance hatch bargain of the year, particularly now the facelift’s made it so much prettier. Clincher? It’s only marginally dearer than its arch-rival, the Audi S3.

BMW M135i cars we've tested

Here are all the road tests from the M135i range

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