BMW initially unveiled the 135i Sport and then confirmed the line-up will also include a new 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder engine for the 125i, both of which will go on sale in May.
The 135i Sport is powered by the same 3.0-litre twin turbo straight-six engine found in the 335i and pumps out 225kW and 400Nm. BMW says the new engine will manage rapid fire acceleration and impressive economy as well as low emissions.
The 135i Sport will do the 0-100 km/h dash in just 5.3 seconds, with torque available from as low as 1,300 rpm all the way to 5,000 rpm, thanks to its twin-turbos.
If twin-turbos is not really your thing, the 1 Series Coupé model line-up will further include the 125i, which makes do with a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine that will make 160 kW of power and 270Nm of torque. The 125i will go from 0 to 100 km/h in a very respectable 6.4 seconds.
More details on the range will be available closer to the release date in May.
Pricing for 1 Series Coupé Range:
- 125i with 6-speed manual transmission $54,400
- 125i with 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission $57,200
- 135i Sport with 6-speed manual transmission $71,400
- 135i Sport with 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission $74,200