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      01-26-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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13 1Ms on the market

http://www.carsales.com.au/car/brand...ce:Min,Max~0.5

IMO, feels like BMW got carried away and at 302 vehicles brought in a few more than our market really "wanted". Meanwhile in the US they got only 740 cars for a country of 311m people and talk about them in hushed tones as "highly collectible."

Sellers need to get more realistic about pricing. Alpine sold his for around $99k and that is much more realistic than the $130k numbers some people are still asking.
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      01-26-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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Agreed. If you aren't a driver, then this isn't a nice daily driver. It is very tight, hard ride and snatchy drive train.... Most wont want that in a car.

If you aren't doing track days etc then there is no point having a 1M, For less a 335i or M3 is a way better option.

It will be an epic car over time
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      01-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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Agreed. If you aren't a driver, then this isn't a nice daily driver. It is very tight, hard ride and snatchy drive train.... Most wont want that in a car.

If you aren't doing track days etc then there is no point having a 1M, For less a 335i or M3 is a way better option.

It will be an epic car over time
It's an epic car now! Wouldn't sell mine....
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      01-27-2013, 01:38 AM   #4
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mine has been sitting in my garage and definitely won't be selling mine until I get my share of track time in it. btw i don't think it's a bad daily either, except in peak hour traffic.
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      01-27-2013, 04:13 AM   #5
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Off topic perhaps, and not making a comparison as I haven't driven either, but I am absolutely amazed at the reviews for M135. Must of read over 20 as I have a passing interest as my lease runs out in June.

Gets rave reviews. Certainly more than the 135, and possibly even more than the 1m. Journos love it.

Don't quite understand why. Surely a N55 135 with even a BMW PPK tune would match it in a straight line, and around corners with some basic upgrades
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      01-27-2013, 04:17 AM   #6
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Looks aside, my point above was that if you could buy a brand new m135 for 80k, or a used, possibly track beatan 1m for the asking prices of $120k... Think I would go for the former.

That's assuming ur not a weekend track warrior
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      01-27-2013, 04:26 AM   #7
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Looks aside, my point above was that if you could buy a brand new m135 for 80k, or a used, possibly track beatan 1m for the asking prices of $120k... Think I would go for the former.

That's assuming ur not a weekend track warrior
Take both to the track and there would be a massive difference

Street car the M135 would be a nicer car to live with for sure... But god is is a hideous car
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Agreed.. Is a little homely lookin. And I was talkin street only
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      01-27-2013, 05:06 AM   #9
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I think we're very lucky to be in a market where we have so much variation to the 1 series.

1M superstar. Ready for the track with a wide kit to set it apart from the crowd.
135i Coupe. Great daily drive and plenty of performance for the traffic light derby.
M135i. A great insight into what we can expect from the 235i. Perfect for the blind.

Are there any comparisons between the 135i N55 W/ PPK and a M135i? I'd be interested in knowing like what was already mentioned.

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Take both to the track and there would be a massive difference

Street car the M135 would be a nicer car to live with for sure... But god is is a hideous car
Ian, just out of interest. On the reviews I read, time wise, the difference was only marginal. Don't get me wrong, give me a 1m any day . But the M135 reviews, and times, are pretty amazing
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Ian, just out of interest. On the reviews I read, time wise, the difference was only marginal. Don't get me wrong, give me a 1m any day . But the M135 reviews, and times, are pretty amazing
M135 would be a better as a Daily driver, but looks hideous IMO. Great car, but no ///M.

Tune in the 1M gives 4.2 sec runs, no chance for M135

Many 135i's that are faster than 1Ms anyhow
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I think we're very lucky to be in a market where we have so much variation the 1 series.

1M superstar. Ready for the track with a wide kit to set it apart from the crowd.
135i Coupe. Great daily drive and plenty of performance for the traffic light derby.
M135i. A great insight into what we can expect from the 235i. Perfect for the blind.
like a lot.

the blind comment lol.

like to add one.

M2. has to be one heck of a car to excel over this lot.
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M135 would be a better as a Daily driver, but looks hideous IMO. Great car, but no ///M.

Tune in the 1M gives 4.2 sec runs, no chance for M135
What if you put a tune in both?
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What if you put a tune in both?
Don't think that there is much to tune with the N55
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Don't think that there is much to tune with the N55
Sorry I been out of the loop for a while, is there no JB4 or Procede available for the M135i?
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if there is then there would be little difference to 100...especially because the M135 comes in auto. The 1M is built for corners you should know that
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M135 would be a better as a Daily driver, but looks hideous IMO. Great car, but no ///M.

Tune in the 1M gives 4.2 sec runs, no chance for M135

Many 135i's that are faster than 1Ms anyhow
4.2s... Wow, that is quick. Especially for a stick shift
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Stock for stock, even with corners, the M135 gunna be in your rear vision mirror on the track. And for $40k less, based on 1m asking price on car sales - that's pretty respectable.
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Stock for stock, even with corners, the M135 gunna be in your rear vision mirror on the track. And for $40k less, based on 1m asking price on car sales - that's pretty respectable.
Agree, but so ugly and isn't an ///M.. If you drive an M car you'd understand what I mean... It is so pure and focussed.

As I said many modded 135i's are quicker than either

It ain't about 0-60, else I'd by an Evo or GTR
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Ex M3 owner here... And can't argue on both those points.

But going back to my original post, still surprised at the rave reviews.

Then again, the Toyota GTS 86 getting plenty as well. Now there's a good lookin car. And a shame they didn't wack a 2.5Ltr STI donk in that mofo
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Is there any stats/proof of a 1M doing 0-100 in 4.2 with just a tune?
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Is there any stats/proof of a 1M doing 0-100 in 4.2 with just a tune?
4.34s is the best I've done....
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