The recently unveiled BMW 1-Series facelift has been caught on camera for the first time

The recently unveiled BMW 1-Series facelift has been caught on camera for the first time.

The Bavarian company has yet to release official images of the M135i version, but the car was already spotted in Germany with the Valencia Orange livery. The M135i differs from the standard 1-Series with its larger air intakes in the front bumper, the rear diffusor finished in black metallic paint and the dual exhaust system.

The M135i is powered by a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder petrol unit with a maximum output of 326 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. It can be mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration takes 5.1 seconds for the rear-wheel drive version with the manual and 4.9 seconds with the automatic. The xDrive modification needs 4.7 seconds to perform the same sprint.

Be part of something big

Facelifted BMW M135i spotted in the metal for the first time