The first time Hartge got its hands on the BMW 1-Series, it didn’t bother giving it any performance upgrade. Well, now Hartge is back with the 135 Coupe and it’s a whole different story this time around.
With the help of some ECU calibration Hartge extracted an additional 44 horses from the 3.0L inline 6-clyinder twin-turbo charged engine for a total of 350-hp with a maximum torque of 354 lb-ft. That allows for the 0 to 62 mph time to come half a second faster than the 5.3 of the standard 135i with a top speed of 174 mph. Hartge says that the 135i still maintains its 26 mpg fuel-economy.
Visually, Hartge added a new front lip spoiler, roof spoiler, lip spoiler for the boot, a new rear diffused and side sills. The Hartge BMW 135i rides on a set of CLASSIC 2 20-inch aluminum wheels fitted with Pirelli PZero Nero tires.
Oh you’ll also make a lot of noise when you speed by thanks to a set of new dual round pipes of stainless steel rear silencers fitted into the right and left diffuser.
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BMW 135i by Hartge:
The 135i CoupÃ© from HARTGE: concentrated power
HARTGE has given the world”s first inline six-cylinder engine with twin turbo-chargers and a second generation direct-injection system a power boast of 44 hp ““ and that at the same time as maintaining its extremely good fuel consumption of only 9.2 litres per 100 kilometres (EU combined). HARTGE not only offers an additional ECU, which transforms the 3-litre engine of the compact BMW 135i CoupÃ© into a powerhouse generating a massive 257 kW (350 hp) at 5660 rpm and 480 Nm (lb-ft 354) at 2950 rpm, and naturally also the chance to enjoy unlimited driving pleasure at speeds of up to 280 km/h. For the dash from 0 to 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph), the 135i CoupÃ© from HARTGE is half a second faster than its standard brother while the 25 mm lower sports suspension guarantees safety thanks to even greater directional stability and outstanding handling on twisting roads.
Beguiling looks and sound, improved aerodynamics
The interaction of the visually appealing aerodynamic parts ““ front spoiler lip, roof spoiler, lip for boot lid, rear diffuser and side sills ““ brings about a significant improvement in negative lift at high speeds. Simply chic: The set of CLASSIC 2 aluminium wheels in the dimension 9 x 20” offset 40 fitted with Pirelli PZero Nero tyres (245 / 30 ZR 20 front and rear). The 135i CoupÃ© from HARTGE is a car that should not only be seen and driven but also heard. And this is possible thanks to a sonorous exhaust note, which emerges from the dual round tail pipes of the stainless steel rear silencer embedded in the left and right of the diffuser.
Other HARTGE accessories help make the car more individual. They include: A decal set in metallic anthracite, a set of carbon (silver or black) casings for exterior mirrors, emblems for the bonnet and boot lid and a HARTGE insignia (140 x 32 mm).
For all models, HARTGE offers an attractive 3-spoke leather steering wheel with silver (or black) carbon inserts. This material is also used for the HARTGE steering wheel cover for vehicles with BMW 3-spoke sports airbag steering wheel with (and without) multi function and for interior trim for the dash board, gear lever panelling and door handles. HARTGE offers an illuminated gear knob, including an alcantara gaiter for the 6-speed manual gear box and the handbrake handle in a tasteful combination of leather and aluminium. Fully in aluminium, however, is the three-piece set of pedals, ideal for skilful heeling and toeing, while silver metallic dial, red needle and a speedometer reading up to 300 km/h underscore the sporting impression created by this exciting CoupÃ© that, fully equipped by HARTGE, costs exactly € 48,162.14, excluding VAT. It goes without saying that all HARTGE components can also be retrofitted individually.