BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-23-2011, 11:29 PM   #133
jthistle9
Registered
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ireland

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

Post Indecision

Hi all,
This my first thread! 1 Series coupe is my favourite car of all time because of its proportions, economy and performance. It is my dream to purchase this car from new but I am unsure wheather to go for a 123d with all extras, or a 135i as it is just about the same price. The 7 speed double clutch transmission in the 135i is really appealing to me. Could someone tell me how well the standard automatic transmission performes?
jthistle9 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-24-2011, 12:51 AM   #134
jthistle9
Registered
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ireland

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

Hi I am new to this forum too. Well done on getting the car!! What did you order? I am looking to buy a 1 series coupe but not sure about wich model to get. I like the 123d but with alot of options it's the same price as a 135i!
jthistle9 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 10:55 AM   #135
KHN5448
D-POWER
 
KHN5448's Avatar
 
Drives: Current - BMW 330D
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: London

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to KHN5448
Quote:
Originally Posted by jthistle9 View Post
Hi all,
This my first thread! 1 Series coupe is my favourite car of all time because of its proportions, economy and performance. It is my dream to purchase this car from new but I am unsure wheather to go for a 123d with all extras, or a 135i as it is just about the same price. The 7 speed double clutch transmission in the 135i is really appealing to me. Could someone tell me how well the standard automatic transmission performes?

I Feel the same although in my Dream im driving the 1M with bigger turbos pushing out 450 BHP but anyway my dilema was the real world i need a diesel and the best was the 123d but when i drove it the gear ratio is abit short and not ideal for cruising on motorway so what i did is go for the 120d auto M Sport which is cheaper and got it FULLY LOADED But without elec seat and heated seat( the price was an issue for me and the weight it adds to the seats when u can jst use ur hands 1k not worth it) I am going to get the BMWP Engine kit and really wanted the 120d Exhaust they showed off at the show but I dont think thats out yet and doing that will bring the 120d up to same spec as 123d but it drives more refined and and gearing is more all around ontop of that you only have one turbo to worry about. just a suggestion other wise i would definately get 123d Auto.

The standard 6 speed auto is very good very smooth and most critics have been reccomending this over the manual 6 speed however the 7 speed DCT is in another league as BMW Know how to merge technology with pure driving JOY as that is the new phrase. My advice about choosing a car is real world driving. the 123d you can thrash everywhere and still get 40MPG 135I when you thrash it youl be gettin 18mpg maybe less.
KHN5448 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 07:24 AM   #136
Mugwump
New Member
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: London

Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)

Recently joined although I have had the 1 series for a while, but to reply to the post above you can have fun in the 135i and still get 27 to the gallon (ok that's not great) but its respectable for such a car.
Mugwump is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2011, 08:39 AM   #137
Dibz
New Member
 
Drives: BMW 120d Msport Coupe perf kit
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: stevenage

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

Hi All, im new to the Forum and have just brought a 2010 120d M sport Coupe in Graphite Grey andShould pick it up this weekend.
I decided to have the Performance engine upgrade kit fitted and the USB port fitted as well.
i will give you an update on the progess and performance once it arrives. i am also looking into the Alpine upgrade for the Stereo but want to see what its like first before i do
Look forward to chatting to you all
Dibz is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #138
Simsy78
New Member
 
Simsy78's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 120d M Sport Coupe E82
Join Date: May 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

Hi from a UK 120d M Sport Coupe owner

Hi all,

Like to introduce myself and my new purchase. I'm Jason and a very proud owner of a 2008 BMW 120d M Sport Coupe.

I've made the transition from 7 years of relatively trouble free ownership of a 2002 Seat Leon Cupra 20vt (Remapped from 180bhp to 212bhp using Revo).

Having never owned a BMW before, I must say the move over to BMW was a good one and hope another 7 years of trouble free ownership is ahead of me.

Being a newbie I will no doubt have a number of questions, but will post these in the appropriate sections.

Looking forward to enjoying this forum and the BMW experience.

Thanks
Attached Images
 
Simsy78 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-26-2012, 05:28 AM   #139
Inverted
New Member
 
Inverted's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 CSL & 997 GT3 RS
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Derbyshire - UK

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Hi All. New member just signed up. Live in the Derbyshire area and Currently driving a CSL and 997 RS and was also running an F20 120d as a company car.

CSL is currently for sale, looks like it will be sold by early feb. Which means ill be on the look out for a 1M. I would love to keep the CSL but its not really suited to daily duties and Im fed up with the hassel (i.e. costs) of running 3 cars. (Especially when 2 of them only do 3k each a year)

Anyway im enjoying reading through the 1M section, i think ive spent about 10k on mods in my head and ive not even started looking for a car yet

Hope to see you soon at a meet.



Inverted is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #140
ChrisBuer
Captain
 
ChrisBuer's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: UK

Posts: 627
iTrader: (0)

Ah you must be the chap that recently posted on pistonheads about looking for a 1M?

Welcome to the mad house
ChrisBuer is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-26-2012, 05:28 PM   #141
Inverted
New Member
 
Inverted's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 CSL & 997 GT3 RS
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Derbyshire - UK

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Ah yes that was probably me Chris. Think i posted in the whats going on thread. Its killing me to sell the CSL but life moves on and you have to try new things.

Ive been following your threads with interest, make very interesting reading. Especially since I had an Exige S also a few years ago.

Thanks for the welcome

Ian
Inverted is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #142
Bob Beeden
Registered
 
Drives: 120d Msport convertible
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Lancashire

Posts: 4
iTrader: (0)

Hi there, this is my first post and I wonder if there is anyone who would be interested in a set of custom made touring luggage for an E88 1 Series convertible ?

I have a set of 3 suitcases and these allow you to tour with the maximum amount of luggage with the roof open. They are top quality German "Roadsterbag".

Contact me if you are interested and I can provide you with full specification and photos.
Bob Beeden is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-19-2013, 04:09 AM   #143
Wiffle
Registered
 
Drives: M135i (on order)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Essex, Hertfordshire (U.K.)

Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)

Hi all,

I'm new here and ordered my first BMW, a M135i last weekend, I'm very excited, can't wait for it to arrive!

I haven't been given a build date yet so I'll be looking to the forum to help me through the agonising wait!

Thank you to ChrisBuer for recommending the forum.

Cheers,

Will
Wiffle is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2013, 01:50 AM   #144
HOW5ER
Private
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Elgin

Posts: 55
iTrader: (0)

Hello all, Getting my licence back in a few months and on the hunt for a special 135i, Previous cars were a modified 335i, e46 m3, and a couple of Scoobys

Never been in a 135 but looking forward to checking some out ans hopfully it will blow me away like my 335i did )
HOW5ER is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2013, 06:33 AM   #145
Valencia Macphisto
Registered
 
Drives: Bmw 1M Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: uk

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

Hi am new here.

My wife has a 1M,which she brought new Sept 2011,standard spec + Bluetooth & service pack. It's in Valencia with 1,500 miles on it.

Cheers Macphisto
Valencia Macphisto is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-20-2013, 01:53 PM   #146
M3YUK
New Member
 
Drives: E46 M3
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Beds uk

Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)

Hi
New here

on the look out for a 135i coupe
M3YUK is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #147
colinc2
New Member
 
Drives: BMW M3 Alpine Edition
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bournemouth

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

Intro

Hi

I am currently driving an E92 M3 Alpine Edition , but have just ordered a new E82 135i Sport Edition with DCT, and lots of ticked boxes, for delivery in September. Currently showing week 40 but dealer hopes to do a pull-back.

Chequered car hsitrory including every M3 (CSL too), a hadful of 911's and a couple of rally type things.

Wanted a new car for once and got a cracking deal on E82 because of the imminent arrival of 2 series at some point. Test drive reminded me of E30 M3 - just more comfy adn a bit more rapid!

Colin
__________________
__________________________________________
colinc2 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #148
Samsmsport
Registered
 
Drives: Bmw 123d msport
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Surrey

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

New 123d coupe

Hi all can't wait to come to a meet In my 123 just sold z4 si 3.0 was great but too juicy need advice on the site and lights want some angle eye What can I buy and where do I look thanks o
Samsmsport is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-05-2013, 01:07 PM   #149
acerboo
Brigadier General
 
Drives: e92 335d lci
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: kent

Posts: 3,636
iTrader: (2)

new 120d

just saying hello, I have a 335d, my daughter has just gone from an e93 330i to a 120d coupe auto carbon black m sport edition.
acerboo is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      01-14-2014, 04:22 AM   #150
grayf0x
Registered
 
Drives: 120d Sport Coupe.
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Fife, Scotland, UK.

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

morning folks, I'm Andrew from sunny scotland ive got a black 120d sport coupe 2.0 turbo diesel, cream leather interior with wood trim, optional sport wheels, heated seats and stop start system (which i dont like and always turn off haha).

looking forward to making some other 1 series owning friends
__________________
2011 61 Reg 120d Sport Coupe in black, 15mm rear spacers, cream leather interior, heated seats, stop start.
Previous BMW's owned:
E46 320ci 2.2L MSport Coupe - Topaz Blue (Sold)
E36 318is Coupe w/2.8L Engine swap. (RIP)
grayf0x is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2014, 10:39 AM   #151
H8rv
New Member
 
Drives: 135i (N55)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Berks - UK

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Hi All, just popping in to say hi.

Hi.

So had my 135i for 2 years now I think. Its the N55 Coupe DCT. Quite enjoy it. Mainly been into Japanese cars prior to this, had 3 Hondas (Civic Type R, DC2, DC5 then an Evo 8)

Been doing track days since 04, and the BMW is no exception! Its surprisingly agile tbh

Oh and I've just purchased a Milltek catback!

Pic of me at Spa with a vid if anyone is interested. Have loads more so if you want to see them then just ask.



H8rv is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2014, 02:38 PM   #152
S70SDB
Registered
 
S70SDB's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i in Sparkling Graphite
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Midlesbrough, UK

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

Hi guys I'm Stu and new to the forum.
I'm from Middlesbrough in the North East. I'm driving a 2008 sparkling graphite 135i coupé. Had it since May last year and have finally got around to joining.

Not going mad with mods but do intend on changing a few things like axle-back Berk Street exhaust, custom map and a couple of cosmetic bits.
Any advice is greatly received.

Looking forward to future possible meets/events.

Thanks in advance.

Stu
S70SDB is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      03-01-2014, 12:26 PM   #153
Mikeyscott
New Member
 
Drives: BMW 123d M
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Hampshire

Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)

Hello

Currently own a 59 plate 123d 5 door M Sport, but looking at a 2008 135i coupe
Mikeyscott is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      05-14-2014, 02:10 AM   #154
swiv
Registered
 
Drives: BMW 120d Coupe M Sport
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lancaster, UK

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

Introduction Swiv

Hello everyone! I'm Swiv!

I have just purchased by first BMW, going from a 1.2 Vaxhaull Corsa to a 2009 120d M Sport Coupe. Upgrade, i think so?!

After searching for a while on the internet this forum indeed is the best! So i though how do i sign up!

I am completely new to the BMW way of life so be gentle, i will have lot to ask all of you experienced 1addicts!

Last edited by swiv; 05-14-2014 at 02:17 AM.
swiv is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST