Facelifted BMW M135i spotted in Germany – Spied

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015 - 9:28am IST

Prices for the top spec 1-er start at EUR 41,900 (INR 29.19 Lakhs).

Although BMW hasn’t officially revealed the performance-oriented M135i variant of the facelifted 1 Series, a few shots of a totally undisguised model spotted on the streets of Germany leaves nothing to the imagination.

2015 BMW M135i front three quarter spied
The BMW M135i will be characterized by a sporty M Body kit featuring a deeper front fascia with large air intakes.

Like the outgoing model, the BMW M135i will be characterized by a sporty M Body kit featuring a deeper front fascia with large air intakes, Ferric grey wing mirror caps, and a rear diffuser housing the dual tailpipes.

Inside, the car will be embellished with M badges all over the cabin, as well as body hugging sports seats, and carbon fiber trim mixed with Alcantara upholstery.

Under the hood is BMW’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine producing 326 hp (6 horses more than the outgoing model) and 450 Nm of peak torque at only 1500rpm.

2015 BMW M135i side spied
Under the hood is BMW’s 3.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 326 hp (6 horses more than the outgoing model).

Reportedly, prices for the facelifted BMW M135i start at 41,900 euros (INR 29.19 Lakhs) for the three-door manual transmission and rear-wheel drive spec model, whereas a 5-door model will cost EUR 750 (INR 52,172) more. The BMW M135i xDrive variant with the eight-speed automatic gearbox will cost at least EUR 46,050 (INR 32.03 Lakhs). The facelifted 1 series range, including the M135i will break cover at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Also Read: BMW India to launch i8 on February 18

For the Indian market, BMW is expected to launch the regular diesel variant of the refreshed 1 Series by the end of this year.

2015 BMW M135i – Spyshot Gallery

2015 BMW 1 Series – Image Gallery

[Source: Autogespot]

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