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      12-15-2017, 04:13 AM   #1
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135i vs 335i

Hey everyone, I thought I'd share my thoughts on a question I'm sure all of us have pondered and asked about prior to purchasing our N54/N55 vehicles; should I get a 135i or a 335i?

Having owned both, I think I'm in a good position to share my personal opinions and experiences to help any potential future buyers make an informed decision.

Cars I've owned in order: 2011 128i 6/A, 2008 E92 335i 6/A and my current 2010 135i 6/A.
Both had N54 engines, sport package, black interior, and no iDrive.

135i vs 335i:

Exterior: This is a tough one because looks are very subjective. I have always loved the way both cars look and I still do. I get just as many compliments on my 135i as I did on my 335i. I'd say the E92 has more sex appeal. However, nobody will ever call your E92 "cute" but you'll probably hear that about the E82.
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      12-15-2017, 05:08 AM   #2
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Well fuck. I accidentally pressed submit too early and decided to edit the post and keep writing and when I finished and pressed submit it failed and now all my work is gone
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      12-15-2017, 09:38 AM   #3
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Now, we'll never know.

<Clicking 'Post Quick Reply'>
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      12-15-2017, 09:59 AM   #4
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Oh the humanity.
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      12-15-2017, 10:04 AM   #5
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I'll redo it after I have my coffee
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      12-15-2017, 10:58 AM   #6
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I'll redo it after I have my coffee
Actually, I'm all a-twitter now.
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      12-15-2017, 11:24 AM   #7
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      12-15-2017, 12:15 PM   #8
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Looks wise? From the front, the 3 wins
from the side, the 1 wins.

Did the 3 ever have the DCT? I love my DCT.
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      12-15-2017, 04:42 PM   #9
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Excited to read this (and hear how great our 1ers are compared to 3ers )!
Updated comparison is up
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      12-15-2017, 05:35 PM   #10
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Looks wise? From the front, the 3 wins
from the side, the 1 wins.

Did the 3 ever have the DCT? I love my DCT.
You could get a 335is with the DCT.
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      12-15-2017, 06:16 PM   #11
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You could get a 335is with the DCT.
335is sounds amazing!
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      12-15-2017, 06:25 PM   #12
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335is sounds amazing!
Sounds pretty good to me. I think my car sound as good or better.

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Sounds pretty good to me. I think my car sound as good or better.

I'd trade the 135i in for a 335is in a heartbeat.
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I'd trade the 135i in for a 335is in a heartbeat.
Not me... too big. Love my 1er!

What's stopping you Tommy boy?
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Not sure why a debate is even needed.
This in not debatable.

Does your wife need a new car? buy a 1
Do you need a new car? buy a 1
Do you have kids? sell them (I hear China pays well) and buy a 1
Do you have pets? Buy a 1
Do you have mutilated genitalia? Buy a 3
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      12-15-2017, 07:19 PM   #16
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Not sure why a debate is even needed.
This in not debatable.

Does your wife need a new car? buy a 1
Do you need a new car? buy a 1
Do you have kids? sell them (I hear China pays well) and buy a 1
Do you have pets? Buy a 1
Do you have mutilated genitalia? Buy a 3
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Not me... too big. Love my 1er!

What's stopping you Tommy boy?
No 335is in Europe! They were only for the US market. Also wouldn't make any sense to have two E90-gen 3 Series in the garage. Now it's a perfect couple... Until next year
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No 335is in Europe! They were only for the US market. Also wouldn't make any sense to have two E90-gen 3 Series in the garage. Now it's a perfect couple... Until next year
Then I guess you should love your 1er.

Like I said, I love mine, and would never want a 3er instead.

Unless it was an M3.

And then, only maybe.
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I'm sorry for your eyes. I don't want to know what kind of pictures came up in that search.
Haha... very bad things. Things you don't want your children to ever see.
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Irrelevant to 135i vs 335i, but, my BMW dreams are:

The amazing race car:
1er with 1M body kit and S54 motor, and all the best handling mods...

The daily:
Or an E91(Wagon) 3er with an S65, and all the best handling mods...Manual V8 wagons, FTW!
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Irrelevant to 135i vs 335i, but, my BMW dreams are:

The amazing race car:
1er with 1M body kit and S54 motor, and all the best handling mods...

The daily:
Or an E91(Wagon) 3er with an S65, and all the best handling mods...Manual V8 wagons, FTW!
Love the S65... my favorite engine that I'll probably never have.
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