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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 (7 reviews)

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.


  • Braking: Firm, powerful braking with very linear feel
  • Power: Always available, yet smooth delivery from the six cylinder engine
  • Value: You can't buy this unique style and performance in any other quality package


  • Interior Space: Space is a little limiting should you want to carry a lot of stuff
  • Ride and Handling: The handling is fantastic but you give up a smooth ride to get it; a fair trade in my book

- Dr Bob, 2010 BMW 135

Best car I've owned

Quiet, comfortable, nimble, and way faster than it has any business being with 300hp thanks to how quickly and aggressively the turbo spools up. BMW knocked it out of the park with this one. Last car they made with hydraulic steering. A future classic for sure.


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- A Stern, 2013 BMW 135

Beautiful Car

I love this car. I always get people stopping me on the street and telling me what a nice car this is. It's small which is great for me because i live in the city and can park in tiny spaces. It's a powerful car when needed.


  • Styling: I love the color and the fact that it's a small and beautiful car.
  • Seat Comfort: The leather and heated seats are amazing.
  • Weather Versatility: When the weather is nice i put the top down and it's the best feeling.


  • Fuel Economy: Since it's a BMW, you have to put the most expensive gas. Luckily i don't drive all that much.
  • Cost to Maintain: I know that it will get expensive considering the brand.
  • Cabin Noise: It's a little noisy at times when you hit loud bumps. You can feel everything. I've gotten used to it.

- Mel Gonzalez, 2011 BMW 135

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.