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      07-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I have read the spec sheet on the 135is many times but I still have a few questions about my future ride.

1. Does the 135is come with a true short shifter kit, or should I invest in a true ssk. I have read conflicting reviews, that past M packaged 1 series came with a ssk, however without the performance boot or shifter. Please feel free to elaborate if you guys know of any details.

2. Finally, how does the performance exhaust sound?

Thanks!
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Based on the parts breakdown (realoem.com), shift lever in the 135i is the same as the 1M. And different than the 128i (although different trans). No separate part for M pkg cars. Web search pulls up available ssk options for the 128i, but not 135i. Best guess, ssk.

Youtube for performance exhaust. It sounds phenomenal.

I too am impatiently waiting.
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      08-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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Based on the parts breakdown (realoem.com), shift lever in the 135i is the same as the 1M. And different than the 128i (although different trans). No separate part for M pkg cars. Web search pulls up available ssk options for the 128i, but not 135i. Best guess, ssk.

Youtube for performance exhaust. It sounds phenomenal.

I too am impatiently waiting.
Hey thanks for responding.

I am really curious how the shift feel will be.

As for the PE, I have seen a couple of youtube clips, however they consistently sound different so I don't know what to assume. I have seen a couple of clips where the exhaust sounds extremely throaty and others where it sounds mehhh.
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      08-02-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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Best sounding exhaust for the 1 series, bar none.
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As for the PE, I have seen a couple of youtube clips, however they consistently sound different so I don't know what to assume. I have seen a couple of clips where the exhaust sounds extremely throaty and others where it sounds mehhh.
I'm anxiously awaiting my 135is as well, but just ordered yesterday. Production isn't until Week 37

I too have see the YT videos and know what you mean. I think the difference in sound might be related to whether the 1er has the N54 or N55? Just a guess
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      08-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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I too have see the YT videos and know what you mean. I think the difference in sound might be related to whether the 1er has the N54 or N55? Just a guess
Could be or microphone setup, cold start temp, etc....

Anyone knew anything further about the shifter in the car??
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      01-16-2013, 04:17 AM   #7
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I sold my 128o and I got a 135is less than month ago and I fucking love it.

It doesn't come with a short shifter kit but the exhaust sounds freaking amazing, it's not annoying loud but it pops and grugles
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Hi guys,

I have read the spec sheet on the 135is many times but I still have a few questions about my future ride.

1. Does the 135is come with a true short shifter kit, or should I invest in a true ssk. I have read conflicting reviews, that past M packaged 1 series came with a ssk, however without the performance boot or shifter. Please feel free to elaborate if you guys know of any details.

2. Finally, how does the performance exhaust sound?

Thanks!
The 135is does not come with a BMW Performance SSK but I will deffinitly be investing in one soon.

I took delivery of the car on September 13 2012 and have to say that this is a fantastic car! The exhaust grumble and burble are perfect!
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Ive had a performance exhaust for years now. I cant even remember what a stock 135 sounds like! Its phenomenal...plain and simple.

Its relatively quite and unassuming at low rpm and cruising...but once you nail it the cars sound will carry for blocks.
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