BMW 135i Coming to US – GTI Shaking in its boots



Most of you are probably wondering when the new recently launched BMW 1-Series will be coming to the US? Well at a corporate event BMW said that it will be officially announced for the US market before the end of 2007 and we could see it at local dealerships around early 2008, reports WindingRoad. Besides that good news, BMW will be launching its high-performance 1-Series, BMW 135i and 130i, in the United States. The BMW 135i has a 3.0 liter inline-6 twin-turbo engine that produces 306 horsepower while the BMW 130i produces 265 horsepower.

Originally BMW was hesitant to sell the new BMW 1-Series to the US market thinking that the image of the BMW brand in the US might loose respect with a low-cost model. Nonetheless, BMW will now be officially launching the car in the US and will compete against the favorite US hatchback, the Volkswagen GTI.

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