BMW Australia has brought the cost of entry to the M135i hot hatch back down to its launch level by introducing a lower-spec Pure version, while the M235i Gran Coupe has been given similar treatment, with both new variants arriving in the third quarter of 2020.
As reported last month, the full-fat M135i is now priced from $68,990 plus on-road costs, which is $5000 more than it asked for upon its launch in December.
Ironically, the M135i Pure checks in at $63,990 by going without its sibling’s adaptive LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, Harman/Kardon sound system, Dakota leather upholstery and high-beam assist, which BMW Australia collectively values at $6000.
Inside, a head-up display, keyless entry and start, power-adjustable sports seats, dual-zone climate control and illuminated Boston trim feature. Of note, Pure versions get black Trigon cloth/Alcantara upholstery.