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The Geneva Motor Show always brings something of the Back to the Future Part II out in car manufacturers, teasing us with their equivalent of the film's iconic hoverboard in the form of unrealised concept cars.

And BMW are no different, releasing stills of a vamped up M135i in the run up to the March 8th show.

Rather than some impossible seven-wheeled flying vehicle, the concept model mooted by the manufacturer is the three-door M Performance version of the 1 Series that has been expected since the launch of the five-door equivalent last year.

And if rumours are to be believed, the three-door, 3.0-litre twin turbo 1 Series concept could be set for UK roads, as the car is thought to be going into production.

The latest in the M Performance line of souped-up BMWs, the M135i is set to be a hit in the hot hatch market.

Although the power hasn't yet been confirmed, the engine is expected to generate more than 300hp.

Insider car website autoblog said: "It would be odd to see it on the same level as the old 135i Coupe but a bit much if it was on par with the extreme 1 Series M Coupe.

"315bhp would be a big enough boost for us."

According to Autoweek, the M Performance hot hatch will not only go into production but come in two flavours, with both rear wheel and xDrive four-wheel drive models rolling off the production lines.

Set to be previewed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the M135i also boasts a reworked suspension, lower ride height and larger tyres than other models in the manufacturers' M division.

The concept is set to share more than just BMW car parts with its predecessor, the 1 Series M Coupe - the vehicle is rumoured to have the same capabilities, with an expected 0 - 62mpg of less than five seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

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