Headlining the modifications to the little M140i hatch as well as M240i coupe and exchangeable versions coincides all-new 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine that features in their bigger mid-sized stablemates.
But, while those larger offerings get a 240kW/450Nm tune– which is currently up 15kW over their ’35i’ predecessors– these most current M Efficiency enhancements to the 40i club rather offer 250kW and a far meaner 500Nm of torque between 1500 and 4500rpm.
That comes in handy since the M235i models currently offered 240kW as well as 450Nm while the still recent facelift of the hatch variation early last year saw it upgraded to those same numbers.
It’s also a significant step for the range, with the new power figures noting a suit for the 1 Series M Sports car hero design created between 2011 and 2012.
2017 BMW M140i Review
2017 BMW M140i Exterior
Exterior, the M140i continues to be identical to in 2013’s M135 version. In fact, BMW did not also trouble to release new photos and just consumed a picture of the facelifted M135i. Not also upsetting considered that there are no visual updates to run by. However, it’s irritating that BMW did not also put in the time to throw in a few new shots with journalism release. Certain, some pictures will probably be launched in the coming weeks. However, it’s still unacceptable for a BMW to be published with an old picture.
Anyhow, the M140i corresponds the facelifted M135i version that BMW unveiled for the 2015 version year. The hatch obtained a couple of neck and neck on the outside, consisting of a broader grille, upgraded air intakes, as well as sportier headlamps. The M140i likewise benefits from the LED daytime running lights and also optional full-LED lighting that included the mid-cycle update, as well as the new taillights, and also hostile back diffuser. As the sportiest participant of the 1 Collection family, it additionally includes conventional 18-inch, double-spoke M wheels, a black chrome exhaust pointer, and silver front fender inserts and mirror caps. Much like its predecessor, it’s available in both 3- and also five-door body styles.
2017 BMW M140i Interior
Based on the fact that the Exterior rollover was unchanged, it’s risk-free to assume that the M140i’s cabin corresponds in 2013’s M135i. In other words, it rollovers with the changes the range-topping version obtained with the 2015 version year facelift, including the updated top center console with brand-new control for the radio as well as environment control.
The M140i should also come with many standard functions over the regular 1 Series, consisting of sliding armrests, dual-zone climate control, an M leather steering wheel, sports seats, M-design interior trim, an M gear switch, a leather-wrapped handbrake, a BMW Individual headliner, a driver-side knee pad, an M footrest, and a special lights package.
The custom side sills will bring M140i branding instead of the previous M135i while the instrument cluster will certainly likewise get the upgraded badge. The 12-speaker, 360-watt Harman Kardon stereo will possibly stay optional.
2017 BMW M140i Engine
This is where the brand-new M140i badge lastly makes a difference. Although the hatchback still consumes the 3.0-liter, inline-six engine, the unit has been completely modified, getting a light weight aluminum crankcase and cylindrical tube head, a more efficient TwinScroll turbocharger, an electric wastegate control, as well as close-coupled plan of the catalytic converter. It additionally includes a new Valvetronic completely variable control system that offers much more accurate load control, enhancing the engine’s responsiveness and effectiveness.
As a result, the hatchback now gains from 340 PS (335 horsepower), a 10-PS (10-horsepower) boost over the M135i, which came with 330 PS (325 horsepower) and also 450 Nm (332 pound-feet) of torque on tap. The updated output places the M140i on par with the famous 1M.
Billing from 0 to 62 miles per hour takes 4.6 secs with the optional eight-speed automated as well as 4.8 ticks with the conventional six-speed handbook (for both the three- and also five-door,) which makes the M140i precisely three-tenths quicker compared to the M135i. Include xDrive AWD and also the benchmark declines to only 4.4 secs. On the other hand, the M140i can not match the 4.3-second sprint of the 1M, despite the comparable outcome. Top speed is, customarily, electronically limited to 155 mph.
Although much more powerful as well as quicker, the M140i returns premium fuel economic climate when as compared to the M135i. BMW claims that ordinary fuel usage in the European test cycle can be found in at 7.8 liters each ONE HUNDRED km (regarding 30.1 UNITED STATE mpg) for the hands-on M140i and 7.1 l/100 km (around 33.1 UNITED STATE mpg) for the automated hatchbacks. The xDrive variations require 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers (regarding 31.7 UNITED STATE mpg). These figures correspond to renovations of in between three and also 5 percent compared with the outbound versions.
Regarding CO2 are concerned, they are now at 179 grams each kilometer with the guidebook, 163 g/km with the automatic, and 169 grams each kilometer for xDrive models.
2017 BMW M140i Price
Pricing for the M140i is not yet readily available, but it’s safe to think it will set you back only a little bit greater than the outbound M135i. In Germany, the latter retails from EUR42,200 (concerning $47,775) in three-door configuration as well as from EUR42,950 (around $48,625) with the five-door body style. xDrive versions fetch EUR46,350 (concerning $52,475) and also EUR47,100 (around $53,325) prior to alternatives, specifically.
The efficiency hatchback won’t be supplied in the U.S., where the 1 Collection is not readily available. The closest thing you could purchase to the M140i is the M240i Sports car, which makes use of the same engine and also has similar specifications.