BMW is rumoured to be developing a direct rival to the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Volkswagen Golf R– it’ll be called the BMW M140i and be based upon the as-yet-unrevealed new 1 Series.
2019 BMW M140i Specifications
While that name might sound familiar, the new model will represent a dramatic departure from the six-cylinder, rear-wheel drive car that is currently on sale. Instead, the brand-new M140i is expected to have a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and 4×4– precisely the same setup you get in the Mercedes-AMG A45 and the Golf R.
2019 BMW M140i Engine
While you’ll grieve the passing of the BMW’s sweet-sounding and lustily effective six-cylinder engine, the improved fuel economy of a turbocharged four-cylinder will be most welcome. Fuel economy is likely to rise from the present car’s mid-30s ranking to something closer to 40mpg.
Stress not, however, due to the fact that performance needs to likewise be enhanced. The brand-new M140i’s 2.0-litre engine is rumoured to produce in the area of 340hp, enough to obtain it from 0-62mph in around 4.5 seconds, when integrated with four-wheel drive and the quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission from the X2.
2019 BMW M140i Interior
Ironically, the brand-new 1 Series’ better interior space– enabled by its front-wheel-drive layout– will not be straight attributable to the four-wheel drive M140i, however you can still expect the brand-new M140i to have a larger boot and more rear legroom than the present model.
Technology will likewise play a part in making the brand-new car easier to cope with, and it’s likely to be offered with self-driving technology– that can drive the car for you in hectic traffic– and BMW’s exceptional new 10.25-inch infotainment system.
2019 BMW M140i Price
While the interior design is most likely to stay under wraps for now, you can expect to obtain a much better concept of how the exterior will appear when our spies capture it going through testing at the Nurburgring before it goes on sale in 2019 costing from around ₤ 35,000.