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      05-09-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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Smile Saw a silver 135i Sport at the dealer today in the flesh! PICTURES!

Yep, its the test drive car for Canterbury BMW. Stored in the basement downstairs, unregistered and no keys so I couldnt get inside.

The car is UNREAL in the flesh. The lines are gorgeous, I love it. It just blows away photos , they can't show the car in its true form.

The VIN was ALOT earlier than Richards car, so it would have been the first in the country (or around there)

Here are the photos

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~teamkk/135
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      05-09-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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very nice kris. thanks for the pictures.
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      05-09-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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      05-10-2008, 01:41 AM   #4
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Kris, thanks for the photo's (nice camera too :biggrin. They're better than the ones I've seen already, so that's a big help!

Just got a comment back froma female friend of mine that "it needs a spoiler", so will send her the 2nd pic as it shows the 'pretend' one a little better than the ones I have seen.
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      05-10-2008, 01:42 AM   #5
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Ha! Thanks, I didnt bring my flash and it was quite dark/dim so theres a bit of noise! Shot with a Canon 35mm F1.4L on a 5D as you'd know
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      05-10-2008, 02:02 AM   #6
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Hi guys I got to see the 135 at Canterbury BMW also and got a brief look inside as well. A friend of mine knows the owner and was kind enought to help me out.

Was nice to grab the M wheel. Its a ripper of a steering wheel and the inside was more luxurious than I expected. My only gripe would have to be the bubbly alumnium surrounding the gear stick and around other parts of the cabin. Felt a little bit cheap to me. Minor issue though and certainly not a dealbreaker for me!

The rims (261's I think?) are really nice on the car though. And the black chrome exhaust pipes are a nice touch.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one now after seeing it in the flesh. Going to the launch on the 20th. I test drove the 335 and an e46 m3 last week but have to think the 135 is going to be the best value bimmer by a mile.

Now... what colour to get??! Nice photos too Kris.

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      05-10-2008, 02:03 AM   #7
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Lucky boy! The exhausts are very nice, and very big too! I'll see you at the launch Harpoon!
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      05-10-2008, 03:02 AM   #8
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Ha! Thanks, I didnt bring my flash and it was quite dark/dim so theres a bit of noise! Shot with a Canon 35mm F1.4L on a 5D as you'd know
Yup, saw it was f2.5, but it didn't have the lens info in the raw exif. I am still amazed at the quality of the 5D at 1600 ISO. The noise hardly shows in the pics, so don't worry (love the smilies available on this forum!)

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      05-10-2008, 03:04 AM   #9
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haha thanks Simon! And that's without noise reduction!
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Great photos mate, thanks for them.

I'm going through the whole colour thing as well before mine gets built.

I had JB w coral red.

I think I'm going to be boring and do the black on black thing.
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      05-10-2008, 03:26 AM   #11
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No dramas, in my opinion light colors show the lines of better.. Silver, light grey, white yada yada
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      05-10-2008, 06:16 PM   #12
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Hi there Kris..Well done. Like I told you in previous posts, photos dont do it justice until you see it in the flesh..
Was it 6SM?
Sylvania BMW has only ordered Auto's for the launch
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Gday Joe, It looked manual to me
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Great..Sylvania seems to have gone very consevative with demo purchasing..
I will go by Canterbury after the launch for a test drive then..
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Nicve pictures kris, but do any of you guys know which dealers have manual cars to test drive? I though most of them are autos.
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This one is a manuel
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