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      10-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #177
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I think the reason might be that the next 1 (or 2) is pretty homely in comparison to the E82. Maybe the coupe will be better looking than the hatch, but I'm getting an E82 instead of waiting because it's the pinnacle of the line, I like the way it looks, and I don't have to press a sport button for it to be sporty. It just is. I like that.
You have no idea what the new 2 series will look like, nor do you know it's features.
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      10-05-2012, 06:54 AM   #178
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How much would it cost to lease the 135is if you don't mind me asking?

Also, since these use the N55 engine does that mean the exhaust that comes stock on them wouldn't work on a 2008 N54 powered 135i?
There are too many variables to give you a proper quote but I was putting like $4k down and paying under $600 on a loaded car. As far as I know, the exhaust mids and axle back are interchangeable.
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      10-05-2012, 07:01 AM   #179
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You have no idea what the new 2 series will look like, nor do you know it's features.
I'm assuming it's going to be based off the hatch that's now available in Europe. It's not to my liking, both aesthetically and in the features it offers (which I do know because it's available).

Now, if the 2 is completely different (with different front end design, etc...), then I'll be in a quandary!
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      10-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #180
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I'm assuming it's going to be based off the hatch that's now available in Europe. It's not to my liking, both aesthetically and in the features it offers (which I do know because it's available).

Now, if the 2 is completely different (with different front end design, etc...), then I'll be in a quandary!
That's what happens when you assume.

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      10-05-2012, 08:17 AM   #181
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That's what happens when you assume.

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hahahahaha nice. That looks like quite the assumption as well. I guess we'll see!

Edit - and let me also say that if that info comes true, it's going to be damn sweet and I'll be, as I said, in a quandary.

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      11-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #182
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So now we have a 135i a 1M an M135i and a 135is?

What a bloody pointless lineup!

Agreed!
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      11-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #183
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Pretty much what I thought it would be, 135i plus PPK (stage 2), performance exhaust and M-Sport. An upgraded differential was announced with the 2012 LCI, this might be pretty much the same thing. Oh yeah, you can get blue stitching on the black interior and the wheels are exclusive.
For that kind of money why don't we get A REAL FREAKING LIMITED SLIP DIFF instead of a mimic.
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Personally, I think BMW should keep the ///M logo specific to those that are 100% M-spec and add the "s" (e.g. 135is, 335is, etc.) to those cars that aren't exactly ///M cars but have a performance upgrade (factory) with some M stuff to it. If BMW is trying to whore-out the ///M to sell more cars, then we are no better than ricers with a fancy badge or oversized muffler attached.
They have been doing this for generations.... It's not new, why u suprised. I do t know how many old 3 series beaters I've seen in Europe with an ///M logo on it just to signify it was a sportier variant. To be honest, the "is" models are more rare than the ///M, and the standard models even more so.
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      12-31-2012, 08:48 AM   #185
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Get used to ///M badging on everything. Seems to be the intent of BMW NA (at least). Position of M brand manager was absorbed by the other series mangers. Makes sense with such a low percentage, but not something ANY enthusiast wants to hear.
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      12-31-2012, 10:39 PM   #186
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Get used to ///M badging on everything. Seems to be the intent of BMW NA (at least). Position of M brand manager was absorbed by the other series mangers. Makes sense with such a low percentage, but not something ANY enthusiast wants to hear.
Matt Russell is gone? Hopefully he's elsewhere with BMW.
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      01-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #187
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Matt Russell is gone? Hopefully he's elsewhere with BMW.
Nope, still there. Still doing what he does best.
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      01-29-2013, 04:57 AM   #188
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wide variety of opinions

New to the site here - there are certainly a wide variety of opinions on the 135is. I have one on order which hopefully will arrive in April - currently in production with estimated completion of Feb 4. Deep Sea Blue with the black/blue stitch leather and manual trans.

For me, this car was exactly what I wanted and could afford, as I buy cars rather than lease. This will be my second BMW, my first one being a base model E46 (2004 325i with leatherette and very few options), which I would have continued to drive for a while longer except it has developed some significant engine problems recently

Can't wait for my 135 to arrive!
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      02-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #189
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Smile Have 135is

Report: I have a 2013 135is convertible. I traded a 2007 335i convertible.

The 135 is smaller, feels more agile, and I'm sure it'll be faster when it loosens up. I really like the 7 speed DCT. The exhaust is very snarly.

I've driven the 3-series M and felt it was too much like a hammer, so I do not miss the 1M.

I hate the tiny back window but do not plan to back up all that much anyway. I miss the little red LEDs in the interior, and the cup holders. I am mightily pissed off not to get LED angel eyes, since there was a 2012? 1-series at the dealer that had them. Wonder if I can upgrade.

It does have an odd LED eyebrow over the lights. Small comfort.

I wonder why I got a convertible in February in Michigan but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

What else can I let you all know?
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      02-21-2013, 09:41 PM   #190
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Post up pics in the "135is owners - show us your cars" thread!
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      02-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #191
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will try ...

We are having a blizzard just now. Not a good convertible day ...
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to be fair for the longest time i thought a 335is was an n55 with a ppk
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      03-28-2013, 11:24 AM   #193
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i got mine 3 months ago.. it still stock and i keep beating my friends 2010 m3(450hp)

its fast !
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      04-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #194
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Had a nightmare last night that I sold my 135i and bought a chrysler 300 something or other. Woke up distressed and went out to look in the garage, thank god it was only a dream. 135is would be a nice deal on the secondhand market, glad to see it coming. Only upset we can't get a LSD option.
That's the one thing I miss all the time from my MX-5. Sooner or later BMW HQ
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      04-05-2013, 10:29 AM   #195
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Scary dream!

I have been surprisingly upset because I have a rattle and the dealer's service guys, somehow, were ticking me off. Maybe these cars make you crazy.

Road & Track seems to like the 135is, and to think it may be the last driver's car in the BMW lineup.

As the weather warms, I'm liking mine more and am getting used to it. It has trouble obeying the law, though.
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      05-09-2013, 02:37 PM   #196
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This! I have no doubt the 135is will be one fun little car, but the chassis is so OLD. I know a lot of people hate the design of the F20, but the interior improvements a really nice. It will be a bit crazy to see the F82 hang out until 2014, but that seems even more likely with the intro if this IS model.
old? Then my E30 must be ANCIENT, yet it brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. And I dont need 300+ hp to do so!

While surely the specs ARE better, too much of it is the standard enslavement to debt and getting the next best thing, so they market and market that something is so much better and the other is just so OLD.
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      05-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #197
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throw on a quaife and some ohlins and you've got a champ
Quick question, when a Quafe does thrown on a M135i, does its drift behavior will then become more like an M3 or 1M, instead of the now suddenly snapping away?
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      05-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #198
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BMW really....

No hatch in the states, no coupe where I am. They give us the M135i thinking no one here wants the coupe (not true), and they give US "135is same thing as M135i but different body shell" thinking no one there wants the hatch (prob. no true either). So where there is M135i, "135is" isn't available. 135i technically you can't get it anymore (at least not for us), so there is no overlap. yawn.

http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/varli...lang=en&x=2807 this guy says driving experience is very different for the M135i/135is from that of a 135i. I bet there are more than enough tuners here to prove him wrong.

Why, BMW, who's making those decisions? $$$ eh. I wonder if you pop a firmer suspension on a regular 135i and LSD how's that compare to the M135i.
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