MANHART MH1 350 BMW F40 M135i

March 30, 2022 By Mike
Last updated on March 30, 2022

MH1 350: Hot Hatch with MANHART power

The core competence of MANHART Performance has always been the powerful BMW spearheads, with the big M in the model designation. Now the MANHART technicians have also taken on the “entry-level M”. The compact class, lightweight M135i, which comes from factory with a 306 hp / 450 Nm four-cylinder turbo engine and xDrive all[1]wheel drive.

In the course of the transformation to the MANHART MH1 350, MANHART Performance increased the power of the 2.0-liter twin power turbo engine (B48A20T1) by installing a visually attractive MANHART carbon intake by ARMAspeed as well as a MANHART MHtronik auxiliary control unit to – nomen est omen – a whopping 350 hp. The maximum torque increases in parallel to 524 Nm, so that the Bavarian hot hatch accelerates from practically every driving situation as if pulled by a catapult.

Acoustically, its power is proclaimed by a rich roar from the four matt black 90-millimeter tailpipes of its exhaust system, which connects to a MANHART Sport downpipe with a 300-cell HJS catalytic converter. The latter – like the optional OPF deleter including linkpipe – is not TÜV-approved and is therefore only intended for export.

A front spoiler, a rear diffuser, a roof spoiler and side skirts – all made by Maxton Design – give the MH1 350 a much more aggressive appearance than its “civilian” single-series brothers.

MANHART GTS Style rims in cross-spoke design with 235/30ZR20 tires rotate in the fenders of the hot compact to match. On the vehicle shown, the 8.5×20-inch rims – matching the MANHART decor set in silver and red – can be seen in the “Diamond Polished” finish, but alternatively, individual surface variants are also available. MANHART Performance also offers optionally configurable upgrades for the brake system.

In the course of a suspension optimization, the premium tuners from Wuppertal also installed MANHART lowering springs by H&R, which lower the center of gravity of the hot hatch by about 30 millimeters.

Last but not least, the interior of the MH1 350 is adorned with high-quality MANHART floor mats.

All other facts as well as price and delivery information are available from:

MANHART Performance GmbH und Co. KG
Uellendahler Str. 484
42109 Wuppertal
Tel.: 0202 / 94 62 44 45
Fax: 0202 / 94 62 44 50