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New BMW M135i and M235i Gran Coupe Pure 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Cut-price models rocket in

The M235i Gran Coupe is about to get more affordable.

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.

Meanwhile, the higher-spec M235i Gran Coupe launched in March from $69,990 but jumped by $3000 last month.

The sedan’s Pure counterpart is also positioned $5000 lower, at $67,990, and sacrifices the aforementioned equipment in the process.

All variants of the M135i and M235i Gran Coupe are powered by the same 225kW/450Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine. All variants of the M135i and M235i Gran Coupe are powered by the same 225kW/450Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine.

All variants of the M135i and M235i Gran Coupe are powered by the same 225kW/450Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, which is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

Standard equipment includes M Sport steering, a front limited-slip differential, matte Cerium Grey 19-inch alloy wheels and an M Sport brakes package with blue callipers.

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.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, speed limit recognition, park assist, a reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors, among others.