BMW M135i Facelift Spotted In The Wild

1 Series | January 27th, 2015 by 11
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The new BMW M135i facelift was spotted in Germany just days after it was unveiled by the Bavarians. BMW has yet to release the official photos of the M135i model, but a German brochure showed us the car in the Valencia Orange livery.

BMW M135i comes with a special M aerodynamic package, which can be identified by features including extremely large outer air intakes in the front apron. These occupy the space normally reserved for foglamps on all other new BMW 1 Series models. A new chrome trim is now part of the air intake giving the car a more rough and sporty look.

The exterior mirror caps are in the typical BMW M Performance Automobile paint finish Ferric Grey. The rear apron of the BMW M135i comes with a distinctively styled diffuser in a Dark Shadow metallic paint finish and surrounds for the exhaust system’s twin tailpipes.

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Sporting black chrome tailpipe embellishers and delivering a resonant soundtrack, the exhaust system of the BMW M135i hints both visually and acoustically at the power developed by the six-cylinder in-line engine under the bonnet.

The car now delivers 326 hp, up 6 horsepower from the previous model, and 450 Nm of torque between 1300-4500 rpm. The average fuel consumption is 8.0 liter/100 km.

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The rear-wheel drive variant accelerates in 5.1 seconds with manual transmission from 0 to 100 km / h and with the eight-speed Sports automatic, the same exercise is done two tenths of a second faster.

The 2015 BMW M135i xDrive all-wheel drive requires 4.7 seconds for the standard sprint.

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The prices for the BMW M135i facelift start at 41,900 euros for the manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, the five-door costs 750 euros more. The BMW M135i xDrive is available only in combination with eight-speed automatic and will cost at least 46,050 euros.

[Source: Autogespot]

11 responses to “BMW M135i Facelift Spotted In The Wild”

  1. Jack says:

    What’s with the out-of-place silver accents on the front bumper?

    • Horatiu B. says:

      I guess meant to give it a sporty look

    • Gabriel Nica says:

      As is usually the case with all M Performance Models, they get a small silver detail around the front air intakes to emphasize that they’re different from the M Sport models. That’s the detail on the M135i. On the M550d for example, there’s a strike-through silver bar in the intakes and the same approach was also done on the X5 M50d. You’ll notice similar motifs on all MPAs.

      • Michael Christopher Frazier IV says:

        M Performance Models? My 335i MP doesn’t have awkward silver accents… if anything, the MP aero pieces are matte black.

      • Michael Christopher Frazier IV says:

        M Performance Models? My 335i MP doesn’t have awkward silver accents… if anything, the MP aero pieces are matte black.

  2. Julien says:

    superb facelift ! i like the back too except the elongated backlights… but i guess they’ll grow on me !

  3. jason bourne says:

    Bring this car to the US…!

  4. Lawrence says:

    Looks good but I have one problem that I really cannot get over driving around the new 1 or 3 or 4 Series…These new wheels need to have some depth to them! BMW wheels, and by that I mean the rims, need to be more sculptured, it used to be nice and deep – very sporty looking, now they are all just flat like a Japanese car! Look at the E90 17inch up rim design and look at the current ones and you will know what I mean. And on that note, maybe I should say that the tail pipes of these models look a bit cheap as the old ones used to be larger and more angled, just better designed than the current ones. The rear exhaust drums as well… some are rusting already whereas the old models’ seem to look like much better quality and last for decades.

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