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About the BMW 135

Vehicle Summary

Shopping for a subcompact car with tight handling and impeccable maneuverability? Be sure to take a look at the BMW 1 Series, a line of subcompact coupes and convertibles offered in the United States from 2008 through 2013. Specifically, the top-tier 135i trim offers compelling standard features like a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, automatic dual-zone climate control, and an aerodynamic body kit on its 2013 model. 

Meanwhile, every 2013 135i offers a subcompact design with seating for four passengers, plus up to 13 cubic feet of trunk space on the coupe model and 8.5 cubic feet on the convertible. Combine its plush interior with a capable engine and generous standard features, and it's easy to see why a used BMW 135i or 135is (offered exclusively for the 2013 model year) can be a great choice for your next vehicle. 

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Q: Are all BMW 135i models twin turbo?

A: Yes, every 135i is equipped with a twin turbo engine. 

Q: What engine is in the BMW 135i?

A: The BMW 135i is outfitted with a twin turbo 3.0L V6 engine. 

Q: How fast is the BMW 135i?

A: Top speed on the 135i can vary based on model year and other factors, but the 2010 BMW 135i with turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine has a reported top speed of 155 mph. 

Q: Is the BMW 135i discontinued?

A: No, BMW still makes the 1 Series and 135i trim—but it hasn't been available in the United States since the 2013 model year. 

BMW 135i Trim Configurations

The 135i is a trim offered on the BMW 1 Series subcompact car; from 2008-2012, the 135i was situated as the model's top-tier trim. In 2013, however, a 135is trim was released that offered the same general features as the 135i trim—including a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine—but with a higher power output at 320 hp versus 300 hp. All 135i and 135is models are outfitted with a seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, although a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission is optional.  

The 135i and 135is trims are both available in two-door coupe and soft-top convertible body styles, the latter of which comes with a power-folding feature. And if you opt for the coupe style, you'll still get to enjoy a standard sunroof. 

Please note that the following trim features are based specifically on the 2013 135i and 135is trims. 


  • 18-inch wheels 
  • Sport-tuned suspension 
  • Adaptive xenon headlights 
  • Eight-way power front seats 
  • Aerodynamic body kit 


  • Sport front seats 
  • Unique trim accents 
  • Sport steering wheel with paddle shifters 
  • Higher hp output (320 hp vs. 300 hp on the 135i) 

There are also a number of package add-ons available on the 2013 135i and 135is models. A Technology Package, for example, adds a built-in navigation system and voice commands. Meanwhile, a Cold Weather Package tacks on features like a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. 

Reviews for BMW 135

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5(40 reviews)


One of the most fun cars I have driven to date. There is no lag for the turbo and it just goes like a bat out of hades. The sport package is a must. With it you get the amazing seats and nice thick steering wheel. That is the only option that is a must on this car. The others are nice, but the sports package is the only necessary one in my opinion. Handling is amazing. A little bit of body roll in the corners, but it wouldn't take much to make this car sit perfectly flat and be a track monster. I can't say enough how much power is always on tap in this car. You step on the gas in any gear at any rpm and the thing turns into a little rocket ship. I have had only one issue and that has been the rear trunk tail light cracking. It was replaced under warranty by BMW with no issues at all. So far I've been averaging about 20 MPG which is impressive to me considering all I do is dip into the imense power at almost every opportunity.

- 1er, 2008 BMW 135

Excellent car for conservative performance junkies

This is a car for anyone who would trade the convenience of four doors and the excess space of a larger car for an exhilarating ride and exceptional performance. The price of this car is really low compared to others with similar driving characteristics. In addition, the styling is somewhat unique, even within the BMW family, and you won't see 10 clones everytime you drive down a local street. Just don't expect a soft cushy ride, but do expect exceptional gas mileage when you travel in it. I am experiencing over 30 mpg on the highway in cruise-controlled mode at 70 mph, not bad for a turbo-charged 3-liter performance car. My mileage overall is in the 26 to 27 mpg range and performance is always only a tweak of the foot away.

- Dr Bob, 2010 BMW 135


Outstanding car. 300hp twin turbo provides great acceleration. No noticeable turbo lag. Car handles well. Good mileage. Back seat tight but it's really a 2 person sports car. Plenty of trunk room with top down. Much more than if it had a hard top. This model had some problems with fuel pump but a recall resolved that and pump now guaranteed for 100,000 miles so a non issue. Great car if you like high performance sports car convertibles. It can't be beat!

- Bimmertl, 2008 BMW 135

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