BMW M135i review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Passenger & boot space

BMW M135i 2021 interior rear seats
  • BMW M135i 2021 front cornering
  • BMW M135i 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior rear seats
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW M135i 2021 headlight and alloy wheel detail
  • BMW M135i 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior detail
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior driver display
  • BMW M135i 2021 boot open
  • BMW M135i 2021 front cornering
  • BMW M135i 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior rear seats
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW M135i 2021 headlight and alloy wheel detail
  • BMW M135i 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior detail
  • BMW M135i 2021 interior driver display
  • BMW M135i 2021 boot open
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

There’ll be few complaints from those up front in the BMW M135i; the driver and passenger have plenty of head and leg room, while the interior is nice and wide. There are also decent-sized door bins and a generous cubbyhole under the central armrest. Add to that the tray in the centre console and there’s loads of room for your stuff.

That’s great news in itself, but one of this car's most notable improvements over the old M140i is the amount of room it has in the back. Six-footers will have leg room, just enough head room and there's plenty of room beneath the front seats for your feet. It's roughly equivalent to a Mercedes A35 AMG or Volkswagen Golf  GTi, but the Honda Civic Type RFord Focus ST or Skoda Octavia vRS are all roomier if you need more space.