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Facelifted BMW 135i Continues To Flaunt Its New Quad Exhaust

The BMW M135i xDrive puts the hot into hot hatch and the automaker is putting the finishing touches on the facelifted variant.

Dressed in heavy camouflage, the updated model looks a bit sleeker as it adopts slimmer headlights with a rounder design. They’re joined by a new front bumper, which has a revised lower air intake with horizontal bars. The model also appears to adopt a revised grille, although it’s hard to be certain at this point.

The modest updates continue out back as the car has been equipped with a new four-tailpipe exhaust system that replaces the previous dual exhaust setup. That isn’t the only change as we can see a new rear bumper as well as updated taillights.

Also Read: BMW M135i xDrive Facelift Spied With Quad Exhaust Pipes

Spy photographers didn’t snap interior photos this time around, but previous pictures have shown the cabin will get a significant update that incorporates a number of cues from the 2-Series Active Tourer. In particular, we can expect a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a new 10.7-inch infotainment system. They’ll be joined by revised switchgear including a minimalist shifter.

While the four-tailpipe exhaust system seemingly hints at a high-performance variant, the model is expected to use a familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It could be updated for improved performance, but the engine currently develops 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque, which allows for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.8 seconds.

Those numbers are certainly respectable, but they’re no match for the Mercedes-AMG A45 S which features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder pumping out 415 hp (310 kW / 421 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the extra oomph, the A45 S hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and doesn’t stop going until maxing out at 167 mph (270 km/h).

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