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      09-07-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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      09-07-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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No mention of the m interior bits. Oh Well.

Are those prices gueses?
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      09-07-2007, 04:20 PM   #4
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The more I read about this car the more I want it here tomorrow!
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      09-07-2007, 04:31 PM   #5
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IMO the pricing is speculative...but then I'd love for the 128 to start around 32(cdn) then I could think about getting the sport pkg without going over the 35k mark:headbang:
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IMO the pricing is speculative...but then I'd love for the 128 to start around 32(cdn) then I could think about getting the sport pkg without going over the 35k mark:headbang:
$28,500 to $38,500 (US) I hope this is just a bad guess. At $38.5k I would be looking somewhere else. It's too small of a car for that price.

I believe pricing will be the key to the success or failure of 1. As good of a car 135 might be if it priced high it will not sell well. No one can justify spending close to 40k on a coupe when they can have full size performance 4 door sedan. Hell one can have 335 for that money.
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I agree..38K i would save a little more to get the 335i or just settle for the 328i
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      09-07-2007, 05:11 PM   #8
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38k is too much for a small car
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      09-07-2007, 05:14 PM   #9
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For $36k + (base) I would have to consider an E92 335i.
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      09-07-2007, 05:17 PM   #10
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i took the price range to include potential options. i would be pleasantly shocked if a fully optioned 135i doesn't cost at least 38k usd.
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      09-07-2007, 05:37 PM   #11
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38k is too much for a small car
An M Coupe is $12k more than that. A 350Z can cost that much, and has less interior volume. Lots of cars are that "small" and cost significantly more. So what?

A Lotus Elise is way smaller and costs $14,000 more.

If you're looking for lotsa lbs for your $$, consider a truck.
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An M Coupe is $12k more than that. A 350Z can cost that much, and has less interior volume. Lots of cars are that "small" and cost significantly more. So what?

A Lotus Elise is way smaller and costs $14,000 more.

If you're looking for lotsa lbs for your $$, consider a truck.
There are some of us that want a well equipped SMALL car.

And I love the truck bit!! Reminds me of something a friend told me, "Lotsa guys say their trucks drive like sports cars, but nobody says their sports car drives like a truck."

But w/o being too hard on young Victor, there is a sentiment prevelant in the USA that given two equivalently priced cars, the larger one will win out.
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      09-07-2007, 05:55 PM   #13
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there is a sentiment prevelant in the USA that given two equivalently priced cars, the larger one will win out.
so true. i've never been able to understand it ... but whatever.
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But w/o being too hard on young Victor, there is a sentiment prevelant in the USA that given two equivalently priced cars, the larger one will win out.
QFT

People who scout message boars ie enthusiasts might consider small car for that price but average buyer will not. Lets face it most buyers including BMW buyers are not enthusiasts.
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Lets face it most buyers including BMW buyers are not enthusiasts.
A few years back a gal at work asked about what cars I'd recommend; she was a young mom and wanted a sedan - she lived in the rich 'burbs. I said an Avalon would be a very nice car, but she said she was looking at BMWs. I said, "They'd be great - but you do realize they are rear wheel drive." The response was , "N-O-O-O-O, nobody makes rear wheel drive cars anymore!"

I told her about real snow tires and she bought it - the badge looks nice in her garage. And she's a good gal to boot. Just needed the personal affirmation that the roundel could give her.:wink:
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      09-07-2007, 06:18 PM   #16
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QFT

People who scout message boars ie enthusiasts might consider small car for that price but average buyer will not. Lets face it most buyers including BMW buyers are not enthusiasts.
Well people are buying mini Cooper S's, and 3-series, and well here in Canada a price of 32k for the 128 places it right where bmw said it be, between the mini and the 3series.

A base 3 series starts at 35-36k(cdn) here, and well if you think of a a full load A3 it easily hits 45k(cdn) with a few options.

Not sure how that all works in US, but it adds to me.:iono:

edit: the A3 being a car that it will compete with, IMO
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      09-07-2007, 06:46 PM   #17
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An M Coupe is $12k more than that. A 350Z can cost that much, and has less interior volume. Lots of cars are that "small" and cost significantly more. So what?

A Lotus Elise is way smaller and costs $14,000 more.

If you're looking for lotsa lbs for your $$, consider a truck.

I totally agree. Those looking for a cheap well equipped cheap twin-turbo car should look elsewhere. This isnt the car that is going to save BMW because they simple dont need saving. What people are forgetting is that the car is a relatively tiny 300 HUNDRED HORSEPOWER vehicle. Find another with the same power to weight ratio and I will gladly be quiet. Quite frankly, I dont think BMW gives a flying F*CK that americans will go to the bigger 3 series if the price gap isnt bigger. That is what the 128 is for.
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5.1 KG per HP (from some UK info on the 135i, IIRC) - hmmmm, lets see that's 11.22 pounds per HP.

OK, with that as a starting point - the Z51 'vette is more expensive (but WOW!! - 7.2 lbs/HP); the G37 - same price range but bigger (at 10.9 lbs/HP), Solstie GXP (about 11.66 lbs/HP) - I don't have handy stats on the Scooby Doo or Evo and I'm sure there's more . . . but that'll give you an idea that there is for 135i competition.
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      09-07-2007, 07:03 PM   #19
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BMW told Autobahn Report that these are the prices they are considering, a base 128i at the low end and loaded 135i at the top end.

Nothing, of course, will be firmed up until closer to the on-sale date.
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      09-07-2007, 07:15 PM   #20
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I have only been around this site for a week and I am so tired of all the price speculation, lets just wait and see.

I remember all the speculation on the E92 335 last year. The popular consensus was off, most believed base price in the 43 - 45K range. I have a good feeling the same will be true with the 135i.

BMW will let us know soon enough.
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      09-12-2007, 08:40 AM   #21
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Perhaps an official price announcement is slated for the '08 Detroit auto show. That's my best guess. Could still be too early for pricing, even then.
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      09-12-2007, 09:44 AM   #22
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$38k and change for a fully specced 135i is good news IMO. Should make the base around $32 or a little less, depending on what options (sunroof, HID headlights) they throw in the base number.
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