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      02-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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New M135i delivered in Melbourne - who's is it?

My dealer sent me this photo last week, of a new M135i being delivered at Bib Stillwell in South Yarra.

I'm not really feeling the black roof or the stripe along the topside of the car, but I do like the side skirt decals.
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      02-24-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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I've never really like the BMWPerformance accent decal stripe. It looks...not right...

But yeah, with you on the side skirts. They look pretty cool. Did you option your M135i with any of those decals?
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      02-24-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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That actually looks really decent.
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That actually looks really decent.
er.... ummmm, cause the front is over exposed ?

(sorry Cozza, no offence mate, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I know, personally I avoid all reflective surfaces in case I catch my own reflection hehehehe)
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      02-24-2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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What do you guys think about the wheels ?

I actually don't mind the M135i and think they look better in the flesh.

But if I bought one - I think the first mod would have to be new wheels.
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      02-24-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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er.... ummmm, cause the front is over exposed ?

(sorry Cozza, no offence mate, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I know, personally I avoid all reflective surfaces in case I catch my own reflection hehehehe)
Maybe you're right. The side profile shot is always the money shot for my car.

Great looking hatch though. Don't think it's a fair comparison pitting it against the e82 coupe as some will always favour a coupe shape over a hatch, myself included. Put this beside an e87 hatch and you will appreciate what BMW has done.
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      02-24-2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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They do look good from the side, however head-on is just

Even my fiance who couldn't care less about cars, said just yesterday after seeing a F20 "that's terrible, promise me you won't ever buy one of those"

The car is too narrow to have such massive headlights... the LCI fix later this year should resolve the looks hopefully
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      02-24-2013, 11:00 PM   #8
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Not feeling the black roof and stripes. The car is aesthetically challenged to start off, but this doesn't help. Trying too hard ?
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Maybe you're right. The side profile shot is always the money shot for my car.

Great looking hatch though. Don't think it's a fair comparison pitting it against the e82 coupe as some will always favour a coupe shape over a hatch, myself included. Put this beside an e87 hatch and you will appreciate what BMW has done.
I agree. In comparison to the E87 I much prefer the shape. If i owned a coupe there is no way i would go across to the hatch.
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If the headlights were like an E82 the car would look better....Regardles....it will never match the E82 coupe in my books. Wonder if you can lose the blue brake calipers?
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      02-24-2013, 11:28 PM   #11
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If the headlights were like an E82 the car would look better....Regardles....it will never match the E82 coupe in my books. Wonder if you can lose the blue brake calipers?
I like the coloured calipers. That's probably the best thing about the M135i in terms of looks
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      02-24-2013, 11:35 PM   #12
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er.... ummmm, cause the front is over exposed ?

(sorry Cozza, no offence mate, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I know, personally I avoid all reflective surfaces in case I catch my own reflection hehehehe)
Ha! I should have prefaced this post with "I didn't take the photo". Being a photographer, I'd be disgusted with myself if I produced a photo like this!
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Still much prettier than an STi

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What do you guys think about the wheels ?
But if I bought one - I think the first mod would have to be new wheels.
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... the LCI fix later this year should resolve the looks hopefully
LCI already? Wasn't it released only last year?
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      02-24-2013, 11:54 PM   #15
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What do you guys think about the wheels ?

I actually don't mind the M135i and think they look better in the flesh.

But if I bought one - I think the first mod would have to be new wheels.
Yeah, not a fan of the wheels. Much prefer the 405M rims but they're $5,500 with rubber in Australia. Ridiculous!
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      02-25-2013, 12:13 AM   #16
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Front on they look like a lowered X1
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      02-25-2013, 12:53 AM   #17
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That would be my car...
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That would be my car...
Congrats Wizzzz.

How long did you wait for the to deliver it?
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      02-25-2013, 01:42 AM   #19
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LCI already? Wasn't it released only last year?
Yes, was a post that LCI due in mid 2013 ...see here: http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778246
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      02-25-2013, 01:52 AM   #21
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Had my car in for service today and saw a black F20 with thick white stipes on the bonnet and roof ...... can't say I liked the look but each to their own.

Congrats WIZZZ
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Yes, was a post that LCI due in mid 2013 ...see here: http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778246
I doubt that this will happen Ian, reading that thread it is very inconclusive.
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