I've always said that the 135i is BMW's best kept secret. It's nice to see BMW is rewarding the enthusiasts with a chance to buy an even sharper 135i.
I agree with this comment - both parts of it.
Coming recently from a 2011 X3 35i, a 2009 M3 sedan, and a 2008 535xi, I have to endorse the idea that the current 135i is BMW's best kept secret. It may be the high price relative to the 3 Series cars, but I don't see many 135i's around here. Having just got mine a couple days ago, I am truly amazed how much fun this car is (and I say against my experiences with the M3). The 135i MSport just feels so light and nimble..!!
I toyed with the idea of waiting for the 135is, but needed to proceed before the 135is comes later this year. It sounds like a fun machine, suspect it may only last for the MY 2013 tho.
2012 135i E82 MSport 6MT Jet Black
Previous BMWs - 2012 135i MSport LMB DCT(sold), 2011 X3 35i MSport VR (sold), 2009 M3 Sedan AW (sold), 2008 535xi MSport AW (sold), 2007 328xiT Barbera (sold), plus 11 others in the 70s & 80s.