BMW UK brings us a new photo gallery of the facelifted BMW M135i. The hot hatch is shown here in Sapphire Black, Alpine White and Estoril Blue.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately for those of us in the U.S., the 1 Series facelift and the M135i are not available to purchase.