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      11-13-2012, 12:59 AM   #23
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Thanks for posting. The last EVO coty mag is one of my treasured possessions. not least because it featured my own car coming in a healthy 3rd.

The M135i seems to be a very worthy car to bear the M badge, criticism about brand dilution notwithstanding.

I thought a DCT option was available for the M135 though?
No DCT, 6 speed manual or 8 speed automatic.
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Didn't Audi fire all their designers 10 years ago? Haven't seen a new Audi for years
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Which drive mode did you use?
I tried all modes. The steering wheel is so thick that is removes some additional feeling compared to the E82.

A really fast car but... not that fun.
Maybe I should try it with a manual gearbox.
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HUAYRA!!

I like the 135 and all... but...

HUAYRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      11-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #27
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I tried all modes. The steering wheel is so thick that is removes some additional feeling compared to the E82.
Really? Thicker than the E82? It took me forever to get used to how thick the 1M wheel was. Is this even thicker?

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Really? Thicker than the E82? It took me forever to get used to how thick the 1M wheel was. Is this even thicker?

1M/M3 steering wheel is definitely thicker than a M Sport wheel of E82/E9X series. On the other hand, I doubt that a M135i wheel is thicker than 1M wheel, but it may still be thicker than what is needed. Modern times, new fashion!
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Really? Thicker than the E82? It took me forever to get used to how thick the 1M wheel was. Is this even thicker?

Really. I mean it.

Back to my car, my E82 M wheel felt thin and most importantly providing feedback...

I guess the loss of feeling is comparable from what I felt jumping from my 325ti to this crappy E82 electric steering.
I miss the good old one every time I drive.
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