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      09-12-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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Another Black 135i

Credit goes to jim328i. Pic taken at the Performance Delivery Center in Greer, SC.


Edit: I just noticed the numbers on the front tag. This is the same car that was shown to BMW Center employees at various locatons throughout the US.
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      09-12-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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This is actually pretty exciting.

That must be the 128 if it's not a 135 and it's in America (I know it's a Euro-spec car, but still). Those brakes look mighty big, even if they're not the full BMW branded 6-pot stoppers. Actually, maybe it is a 135i, judging by the size of the brakes and the rear lip spoiler... Hmmm...

Am I correct in concluding that it has Shadowline trim? I hope they give us that option.

The interior looks, maybe, like Lemon??
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      09-12-2007, 12:00 PM   #3
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I'm guessing 128, it doesn't have the silver accent around the greenhouse
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      09-12-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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I'm guessing 128, it doesn't have the silver accent around the greenhouse

That does not matter, this is a Euro spec 135i. The trim is Shadowline which is part of the M Sport Pkg. in Europe. Also notice the front bumper cover (M Sport) and the front calipers (6 pot).
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      09-12-2007, 12:04 PM   #5
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:wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub: :wub: :biggrin:

i'm guessing that's a 135 based on the size of the front breaks ... something that looks like a small spoiler on the back and a large opening in front for the intercooler...

if it is the same one that was in the earlier black photos then yeah it appears to be lemon ...

i don't care for the wheels but the rest is hot. did i mention :wub:
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      09-12-2007, 12:06 PM   #6
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I just want the Shadowline trim! That looks soooooo much better than the Chrome. Graphite Grey, Coral Leather, and Shadowline is sounding mighty good right now.
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      09-12-2007, 12:08 PM   #7
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I prefer the chrome Shadownline trim!
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It is the same car that was previously viewed by BMW Center Employees.

See pics here: http://www.edbmw.com/blog/2007/08/30/bmw-135i-review/
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      09-12-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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is that sapphire or regular black?
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      09-12-2007, 12:15 PM   #10
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the shadowline trim looks cheap to me, i think the chrome accent makes it look more stately...granted that might be at odds with what the vehicle is intended for.
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is that sapphire or regular black?

Black Sapphire (metallic) Overcast conditions make it appear as though it is Jet Black.
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i'd like to see jet black next to metallic black, i can't decide. i like jet black, but it seems a bit cliche
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i also like that sparkling graphite gray from an earlier post
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Sweet! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled in case it goes out on the open road. I work about 10 miles from there in Greenville. I saw two of the Z4 M coupes cruising down the interstate about a month before they were anounced.
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Is the 135 bigger than an Z4 M coupe?
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Is the 135 bigger than an Z4 M coupe?

without remembering the official dimensions, from the top of my head, yes it is, but not by much.
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the shadowline trim looks cheap to me, i think the chrome accent makes it look more stately...granted that might be at odds with what the vehicle is intended for.
lol

I hope Shadowline trim is at least available on the 135i, though I doubt it will be...

I love it on my ZHP, though I have almost burned my arm on it a few times when rolling down the window and sticking my arm out for whatever reason. It gets hot!

If its not available and I do purchase a 135i, it'll be one of the first things to change, I just dont do chrome...
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i am pretty sure the shadowline trim is part of the M-package aero kit
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^ but every "US" picture so far has chrome trim...

Look at BMWUSA.com, all of the pictures of that model have chrome trim. Doesnt mean it couldnt change, but I have a feeling we'll see it just as it is on that site...
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lol

I hope Shadowline trim is at least available on the 135i, though I doubt it will be...

I love it on my ZHP, though I have almost burned my arm on it a few times when rolling down the window and sticking my arm out for whatever reason. It gets hot!

If its not available and I do purchase a 135i, it'll be one of the first things to change, I just dont do chrome...
+1 I'm with you if it doesn't come with the shadow line trim I'll probably have my dealer get done at there body shop before I even pick it up.
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Is the 135 bigger than an Z4 M coupe?
It's 10 inches longer.

Z4 coupe: 161.9"
1er coupe: 171.65"
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The blacked-out shadowline trim had better be available to us or some modification/treatment to the glaring and tacky chrome-lookin' trim will be in order. With the 264 wheels that's as good as it gets.

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