The 135is appeals to me in my situation. My 2010 135i is coming off lease in October. I want to replace it with a new 135i. I can get the 135is with the same extra options for about $3,000 more than how I would option up a new 2013 135i M Sport. I wouldn't get the sport exhaust, arguably nicer wheels, 135is specific DSC mapping, and the extra power and cooling stock with a factory warranty with the standard 135i. Also, I can't wait around until the 2 series finally shows up in the US. That's worth $3k to me.
It does suck that I could have gotten a 1M for almost the same price, but that ship has sailed. The timing did not work out for me. Maybe when my new 2013 MY lease is up I'll be in position to grab a new M2.
Question: The release says that it will be equipped with a "sport suspension". Is this the same standard suspension available on the regular 135i? I am a little confused about that part.