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BMW Announce M135i Concept to Debut in Geneva

Yet another M Performance model will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

As a preview to the production model BMW plan to launch, the M Division's latest design study will make its world premiere in Geneva on 6 March. With the M135i Concept, BMW will be introducing the first gasoline-burning engine in its new M Performance range. Power comes from a straight six-cylinder engine featuring Twin Turbo technology, with 'power output of more than 300hp' going to the rear wheels. Although displacement has not been confirmed it is safe to assume it will be 3.0-liters.

An M Sports braking system hides behind the double-spoke design 18-inch M alloys, while other noteworthy features include an M Performance duty suspension, dark chrome double tailpipes, high gloss shadowline trim around the frameless windows, flared wheel arches and Ferric Grey mirror caps. Aside from being a new M Performance car, the M135i Concept previews the as yet unseen 3-door variant of the 2012 BMW 1-Series (minus the body kit and enlarged air intakes). According to BMW, 'the car has a more dynamic and elongated appearance' than the five-door 1-Series and it shouldn't be too long before they hit European showrooms.

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