The German based automaker BMW is planning on introducing a facelifted version of the range topping M135i as such a test mule has been recently caught on camera, with no camouflage on its body.
The BMW 1-Series has been recently facelifted but if you aren’t a fan of the model you will probably not be able to spot some differences at a first look. However, the front fascia has been completely redesigned and it is now getting a different kidney grille, bigger air intakes, revised apron and some chrome accents, along with some more attractive headlights and LED daytime running lights. From the side profile, the model has new horizontal lines, flared wheel arches and several other tweaks.
But the model pictured below is not your average 1-Series facelift because this is the range topping M135i, the rival for the Audi RS3 and for the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. This is getting larger air intakes in the front bumper, a black metallic finished diffuser, a dual exhaust system and the obvious Valencia Orange paint. Under its hood, the 3.0 liter six-cylinder petrol engine is resting as this is capable of producing a total output of 326 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. We are not sure if the hot hatch will sustain significant performance modifications but if it won’t, than it should reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1s in the manual and 4.9s in the automatic versions, with the xDrive needing 4.7s. The model is expected to be unveiled over the next few months.
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