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      08-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #23
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It has a face only a mother could love.
I agree, but let's not forget the general BMW community also felt the same way about the E8x 1 series when it came out too.

The 1 series has always been the sort of awkward teenager of the family.
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      08-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #24
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Buy a tune for your 135i coupe and it will out do this one no problem. Screw the fact it's not coming to America. M suspension blah blah blah, it would be nice but who cares. All this seems to be is a normal 1 series compact with the n55 and ppk, upgraded suspension, and possibly exhaust.....
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      08-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #25
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Maybe because it's a damn good car?
good and ugly! which is my point that you seemed to miss!
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      08-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #26
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It is good to see the debate. 'Beauty' or 'Beast'. Like in the tale, it depends on your point of view, likes and dislikes.
I do not particularly like the look of the urban line with those white bits, however it works for many.

M Sport is a looker in certain colours ('colors' USA) when you see one on the road.

In particular, the M Sport version in Estoril Blue with BMW performance enhansments. I am bias of course.

I do not like the look of a Porsche that much either, and the Bugatti was voted the ugliest Super car in 2009, but you have to admit you would drive one given the oportunity.

The only view on the F20/ F21 I was not keen on originally was the back quarter panel behind the rear window when viewed from the the front quarter. It looks a bit fat (not Phat).

This does not worry me at all, as I will be inside, having the driving experience. Drive one, then state your case. It is not an ugly place to be, and once driven, the outside looks great.

You also have to consider that BMW does not want the 1er to outshine the 3er or 5er
and it opens the way for a hard core 2er coupe or M to come in.
The 1er is a 'put a smile on your face' car.
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      08-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #27
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It is ugly!

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All I can say ugly as hell 😖
I agree!
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      08-03-2012, 12:25 AM   #28
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Goddamn I have the hugest freaking crush on this car and i'll never ever see it in person. Makes me freaking crazy. I WANT THIS CAR !!!
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      08-03-2012, 02:53 AM   #29
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I found this on autoblog.nl http://www.abhd.nl/video/bmw-m135i/ , also on their website the title for the review of the car is "the M135i is a copy"
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      08-03-2012, 04:16 AM   #30
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gotta admire the bang-for-the-buck ratio on this one...about 20000euro cheaper than a 1m here anyways and the performance should be pretty close. that's a good deal
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      08-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #31
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I found this on autoblog.nl http://www.abhd.nl/video/bmw-m135i/ , also on their website the title for the review of the car is "the M135i is a copy"
LOL, your translation is not correct.

"BMW M135i is een koopje!" = BMW M135i is cheaply!
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      08-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #32
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LOL, your translation is not correct.

"BMW M135i is een koopje!" = BMW M135i is cheaply!
I just assumed, didn't use google translate, sorry . It was a nice video though. Hopefully they will have it subtitled soon
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      08-04-2012, 05:53 AM   #33
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^Nice find, Mihai! Great video and great car
RS3, where do you hide?
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      08-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #34
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RS3, where do you hide?
Also I am very curious of the new A class AMG which may be a more direct competitor to the RS3 and the future M2 with a 4 cylinder engine. In this case the M135i truly is as the dutch website says: "cheaply". RS3 is in the 50 and the future M2 and A AMG about the same I would guess.
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RS3 is in the 50 and the future M2 and A AMG about the same I would guess.
I read somewhere that the A45 AMG is set to start around 35K pounds compared to the 30K pounds for the M135i. Even though it has DCT and 4WD over the M135i, I still think it's over-priced!
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All I can say ugly as hell 😖
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I read somewhere that the A45 AMG is set to start around 35K pounds compared to the 30K pounds for the M135i. Even though it has DCT and 4WD over the M135i, I still think it's over-priced!
I agree
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      08-07-2012, 03:10 AM   #38
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Front looks like a bulldog with droopy eyes. I love it!!!!
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LOL, your translation is not correct.

"BMW M135i is een koopje!" = BMW M135i is cheaply!
Translation is:
M135i is a bargain! (-cheaply- refers to low quality standards)

Which it is of course. Never before you could lay your hands on such a refined performance car for this kind of money.
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      08-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #40
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autoblog.nl finally posted the video on youtube with english subtitles

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      08-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #41
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