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      02-22-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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135i vs 135is

Today, I decided to run my VIN to see if I had any open recalls(only the driver's airbag; who needs that anyway?)

Upon decoding my VIN, I'm seeing that I have a 135is rather than 135i - which I'm in disbelief of. I've tried multiple sources and continue to see 135is.

Does anyone know of a truly accurate VIN decoder? My car doesn't seem to have PPK or PE, so I'm a bit confused what to think. I suppose I could call the dealership, but I often have the misfortune of being helped by the local idiot.

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      02-22-2017, 05:31 PM   #2
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They will all say is under the vin search.
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      02-22-2017, 05:39 PM   #3
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They will all say is under the vin search.
Haha, that's irritating. Thanks!
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      02-22-2017, 05:40 PM   #4
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The IS doesn't even say IS when you run the vin. That should clear things up for you.
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      02-22-2017, 06:00 PM   #5
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The 135is was only made in the 2013 model year IIRC, so you definitely don't have one
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My '08 135i with the sport package was called a 135is in a VIN decoder and my current '11 135i with the M Sport package is called a 135i.
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There was some mention in all the 1M development videos that the original goal of the 135i was for a more hardcore car, hence the 'is' internal designation. Also consider that classic BMW nomenclature for coupes was 'is'. This disappeared after the E36, maybe it was supposed to return
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I always wondered if it could've been an early designation for the sport package.
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But the VIN decoder says.... (i -vs- is (again...))
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Well, there goes my theory.
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Well, there goes my theory.
I think we've all been let down today...

I guess I'll go cut a hole in my dash now
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I think we've all been let down today...

I guess I'll go cut a hole in my dash now
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