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      05-08-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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M-sport or Sport?

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I'll be ordering within the week. I've worked a good deal, now I just have to decide on some of the options.

I've looked on BMW's site about the M sport vs. sport and basically the M comes with anthracite headliner and different wheels. That's about it.

Right now I like the regular sport wheels better. The split 5 spoke of the M sport isn't as appealing on the website pics.

Anyone have better pics of the M sport wheels?

Also, any opinions on the 2 pkgs are welcome. I'm sure we have fans either way. Let's hear it.
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Anyone have better pics of the M sport wheels?
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The anthracite headliner on the M-Sport is worth the added price of admission by itself.

Then throw in the well designed and gorgeous double spoke Type 261's and it's a slam dunk imo.

But then, I'm a sucker for double spoke wheels. I run single spoke Type 96's on the Touring in winter, but the other 8 months it's the double spoke ZHP style 135M's that get the nod.

Double spokes can be a PITA to keep clean, but in both static and rolling display they are a thing of beauty to behold.

The optimum stock setup for a snow belter might be 264's in winter and 261's the remaining months.

The addition of Le Mans blue was the hook for me. But mating it to the M-Sport is what sealed the deal.
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      05-08-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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M sport - the black headliner is worth the price alone.
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///M-sport, no question

I'm PISSED they didnt offer it when i bought mine
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///M-sport, no question

I'm PISSED they didnt offer it when i bought mine
+1. I really wish I had that anthracite headliner. Everything else can be added separately if I really want it.
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+1. I really wish I had that anthracite headliner. Everything else can be added separately if I really want it.
Wow, so that darker headliner is really that much nicer?

I'm worried that it would make the interior feel too dark because I'm getting black leather seats.

That pic does show the wheels in a much better way. The split spoke has a little curve to it.
Now, I like the both.

I read the BMW price sheet and it shows that both the sport and M sport have a higher MPH rating, but I didn't see anything that says that the M version actually gets a higher rpm. To get higher rpm you would have to change the internals, unless the standard 135i engine is only software limited.

I've never seen a dyno showing higher rpm either, in sport of M sport.
Can anyone else comment on this?
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Wow, so that darker headliner is really that much nicer?

I'm worried that it would make the interior feel too dark because I'm getting black leather seats..

I read the BMW price sheet and it shows that both the sport and M sport have a higher MPH rating, but I didn't see anything that says that the M version actually gets a higher rpm. To get higher rpm you would have to change the internals, unless the standard 135i engine is only software limited.

I've never seen a dyno showing higher rpm either, in sport of M sport.
Can anyone else comment on this?
i can comment on it, but it wont hold any value because i have no idea if its true or not haha

and if your getting black leather interior definitely get the m-sport package. It'll eliminate the ugly color difference make your cars interior look 10x nicer.
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      05-08-2009, 01:26 PM   #14
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+1. I really wish I had that anthracite headliner. Everything else can be added separately if I really want it.
You can add the headliner yourself if you want it bad enough. One of the vendors in the commercial section is selling the conversion kit.
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Hi guys.

I'll be ordering within the week. I've worked a good deal, now I just have to decide on some of the options.

I've looked on BMW's site about the M sport vs. sport and basically the M comes with anthracite headliner and different wheels. That's about it.

Right now I like the regular sport wheels better. The split 5 spoke of the M sport isn't as appealing on the website pics.

Anyone have better pics of the M sport wheels?

Also, any opinions on the 2 pkgs are welcome. I'm sure we have fans either way. Let's hear it.
M-Sport all the way, the headliner rims and steeringwheel are amazing. I think the new steeringwheel alone is worth the $200 IMO. The rest is a nice little bonus.
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M sport is just cosemetics
Wrong M-Sport steeringwheel is far from cosmetic.
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Wrong M-Sport steeringwheel is far from cosmetic.
is the m-sport steering wheel different from the sport package steering wheel?
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      05-08-2009, 02:00 PM   #18
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Here is a comment made about the increased speed limiter off the Cars.com site, could not find it on the BMW site.
Yes, both the sport and M sport raise the speed limiter.
But, there was a comment that the RPM was raised the M sport pkg, not the speed limiter.

The speed is limited electronically lower the the rev limiter. The increased speed limit will allow you nearer to redline.

If that's what the poster meant, then yes I'm aware of that.
But, he said "rpm" was raised, and I take that to me that the redline has been raised. Is THAT true?
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is the m-sport steering wheel different from the sport package steering wheel?
In the 135i, no. Both the M sport and sport pkg. have the same wheel.
The M adds:
darker headliner
different wheels

The rest is the same. So, in a sense the M is added cosmetics, unless the wheels are lighter, then they would have a positive effect on performance.
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In the 135i, no. Both the M sport and sport pkg. have the same wheel.
The M adds:
darker headliner
different wheels

The rest is the same. So, in a sense the M is added cosmetics, unless the wheels are lighter, then they would have a positive effect on performance.
Yea my bad, RPM90 is correct about the steering wheel. When I test drove a 135 it was without any sports package, thats why I thought the steeringwheel was different.
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sport package! those m sport are harder to clean.
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Wrong M-Sport steeringwheel is far from cosmetic.
It's the same steering wheel as the sport package.
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