100% impartial car reviews, news and comparisons

BMW M135i, M235i Pure here in the third quarter

BMW is lowering the cost of entry to its M135i and M235i Gran Coupe with a pair of Pure variants set to touch down in the third quarter of 2020.

Previous News
Ford launches reborn Bronco brand
Scott Collie
Scott Collie
Deputy Editor

BMW is making it easier to get behind the wheel of its all-wheel drive M135i and M235i Gran Coupe, with less expensive new Pure variants set to touch down in the coming months.

With starting prices $5000 lower than the regular M135i and M235i, the Pure models follow a formula laid down by the M550i xDrive Pure, offering a full range of performance options with fewer convenience features.

Compared to their more expensive brothers, the Pure models miss out on a panoramic glass roof, adaptive LED headlights, leather seat trim, and a harman/kardon surround sound system.

Standard equipment still includes 19-inch alloy wheels, M Sport brakes, a head-up display, lane-departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and speed limit information.

There’s also keyless entry and start, powered front seats, dual-zone air conditioning, and illuminated interior trim.

Pricing for the M135i xDrive Pure kicks off at $63,990 before on-road costs, and the M235i xDrive Pure is priced from $67,990 before on-roads.

The M135i hatchback undercuts the Mercedes-AMG A35 hatch by just over $4000, while the sedan is just under $2000 less expensive than the A35 sedan.

BMW’s range of Pure performance models started with the M550i xDrive Pure, which offers V8 power for less $15,000 less than a fully-specced M550i.

It’s since been followed by performance-oriented versions of the X5 and X6 M50i, and the M340i. The badge has also been expanded to the Mini line-up, debuting on the Countryman JCW.

Link copied!
Scott Collie
Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

Learn about CarExpert or contact CarExpert.

Also on CarExpert