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      04-14-2008, 03:56 AM   #1
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My E81 120d Limited Sport Edition

Hi BMW '1 fans!


This is my first post on this forum, and i'd like to present my daily drive. I ordered it in March 2007 to a German BMW-employee, who recieved the car in May 2007 and drove it for 6 months (that's the "Halbjahreswagen"-system). In December 2007 it came to me with 5.997 km on it, and I drive it daily since then ... at present it's got nearly 24.000 km.

It's got 177 DIN-horsepower and 350 Nm of torque (manufacturer's data), and in fact it must have at least that, given the performance. I'm pleased with it, even after my previous car (chipped 320d with 190 DIN-hp).

It replaced my E46 320d touring Sport Edition (mystic blue / black alcantara), that was chipped to some 190 DIN-hp and 405 Nm. It's a smaller car, that's for sure, and it's more nimble, sportier, it's more of a thing that you throw around in slow/medium speed corners, whereas the E46 3-series touring was more of a highway runner, it was more stable at very high speeds (200 km/h and more), but less nimble at lower speeds (under 120 km/h).
I haven't driven my nem 120d on a track, so i cannot really compare the two what handling on/over the edge is concerned, but the first trackday for the new one is coming soon.


Anyway, here are some specs :
E81 120d "Limited Sport Edition"

carbon black metallic ***
leather Boston lemon

Advantage Package (contains *)
M Sports Package (contains **)
Limited Sport Edition (contains ***)

options :
interior applications in grey poplar wood
multifunctional steering wheel
sports seats **
anti-theft alarm
M sports suspension **
M sports steering wheel & shiftknob **
M sports footrest **
M sports aerodynamic package ** (front bumper, side sills, rear bumper)
M sports doorsills with M logo **
glass moonroof
black interior rooflining **
smoker's package
armrest in front *
heated front seats
storage package *
Park Distance Control (front & rear)
rain sensor & automatic lights
Xenon headlights & washers
automatic climate control
removable carpets *
cruise control
light package (door handles, interior)
foldable rear headrests
cellphone package Bluetooth
radio Professional MP3
HiFi-System Professional
USB-jack
matte chrome exhaust tip **
matte chrome side window surrounds ***
high gloss black side mirror stems ***
starting knob surround with "limited edition" inscription ***
M alloy wheels styling 216M 18inch with Goodyear NCT5 Runflat tires 205/40R18 frond and 225/35R18 rear ***



Afterwards, the following items were added :
chrome kidney-grille
Eibach Pro Kit lowered springs
Eibach Pro Spacer spacers front & rear (24mm per axle)
short roof antenna

Planned/desired mods :
other tires (Goodyear Eagle NCT5 Runflat 205/225R18 are rubbish)
M roof spoiler (uncertain)
M rear diffusor (uncertain : colour coded, or carbon fibre?)
engine chip (215 DIN-hp and 450 Nm of torque)
Goodridge brake hoses & some decent brake fluid & EBC RedStuff/GreenStuff brake pads

Some pictures, maybe. :biggrin: