BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > Second Generation 1 Series Forum > 2012 BMW 1-Series Sporthatch (F20) Discussion > The obligatory "my car (M135i) arrived" thread
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
Petoz
New Member
Petoz's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
28
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Birmingham

iTrader: (0)

Talking The obligatory "my car (M135i) arrived" thread

My F21 M135i arrived this morning! I went for Estoril Blue, sports auto, added the comfort pack, storage pack, and auto wipers and lights.

Haven't had the opportunity for a good drive, but from the time I have had in the car, I can say i'm loving it! Such a step up from my 2.0 TDi A3. I like the auto (my first auto) a lot - need to see what it's like in manual mode. Also, the noise the car makes is excellent. I have been grinning all day!

Comfort setting is the default when turning the engine on, and will no doubt be the most used setting. Didn't leave town so haven't tried sport and sport + as yet. Need to find a good A road to give it some. Gave Eco pro a go around town, and it seems to make a noticeable difference, and the on board computer shows you how many miles you've managed to extend the range by. A neat feature, no idea how accurate it is.

The ride quality is far superior to the s-line suspension on my A3. I know this is relative, and will totally depend on what car you move from, but for me the M135i is a very comfortable place to be.

Enough of the this-is-what-I-think rambling, here are some pictures.
Attached Images
      
__________________
Estoril Blue M135i F21

"Hate this car? Then you hate driving." - Clarkson, 2012
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
Robin_NL
S0THPAW
Robin_NL's Avatar
Netherlands
82
Rep
4,696
Posts

 
Drives: AW 1M , Assetto Corsa
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Netherlands, Europe

iTrader: (0)

Congrats mate.
Thanks for sharing.
BEAUTIFUL!

Eagerly awaiting mine, same colour, same model.

Cheers
Robin
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
curly
Private
0
Rep
58
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Madchester uk

iTrader: (0)

Looking very coooool
Enjoy
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
KoenG
First Lieutenant
Belgium
6
Rep
319
Posts

 
Drives: E39 530i & F10 520d
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Europe

iTrader: (0)

Best "hot" car this amount of money can buy these days. Enjoy this dream to the max! I also want one, but my wife doesn't allow me...
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
Robopilingui
Enlisted Member
Robopilingui's Avatar
2
Rep
33
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M135i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Barcelona

iTrader: (0)

Congratulations! What a beautiful car. Same color as mine. Enjoy it as much as you can!
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 01:16 AM   #6
Antares
The Garden of Evil
Antares's Avatar
Italy
3
Rep
304
Posts

 
Drives: dark-blue coupe
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Europe; rolling between Italy and Slovenia

iTrader: (0)

Congrats!!
Thanks for sharing.
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 03:22 AM   #7
theelk
New Member
1
Rep
25
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M135i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Switzerland

iTrader: (0)

Congrats and enjoy!!
__________________
The Elk
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 04:48 AM   #8
pkimM3r
Banned
pkimM3r's Avatar
96
Rep
7,321
Posts

 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

iTrader: (0)

You guys are so lucky. Here in US it sucks not to be able to get it. This is a perfect weekend track and daily driver. Can even store golf bags in the boot!
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 06:33 AM   #9
AusF20
Captain
AusF20's Avatar
Australia
17
Rep
797
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 125i M sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

Congrats!
Beautiful car. I also love the colour (I am biased towards the EB)
Enjoy it to the max
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
vladberca
Brigadier General
vladberca's Avatar
Romania
39
Rep
3,788
Posts

 
Drives: '09 jetta tsi 6mt
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Craiova

iTrader: (0)

Great upgrade from your previous car!
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #11
F555
Captain
F555's Avatar
Indonesia
12
Rep
653
Posts

 
Drives: F30 - 335i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Indonesia

iTrader: (0)

awesome car..
Appreciate 0
      12-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #12
tyler9595
Lieutenant
tyler9595's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
590
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 135is
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN

iTrader: (0)

Looks awesome. Congrats.
__________________
2013 135is (N55), Carbon Black, ZPP, ZTP, DCT, HK audio, heated seats
Previous - 2010 e90 335i (N54), BSM, 6AT, ZSP, ZPP, ZCW, Hi-Fi, Nav, BMW PPK & PE, Dinan S2
Previous - 2007 e90 335i (N54), BSM, 6AT, ZSP, ZPP, ZCW, Hi-Fi
Appreciate 0
      12-11-2012, 01:48 AM   #13
crow
Private
crow's Avatar
7
Rep
88
Posts

 
Drives: Mineral Gray Msport 328i Xdri
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Denver

iTrader: (0)

Congrats! Nice wheels!
__________________
L]
Appreciate 0
      12-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #14
Petoz
New Member
Petoz's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
28
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Birmingham

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the comments! Loving the car so far. Still need an opportunity to get it out of the city and go for a proper run. Last day of work for the year today!
__________________
Estoril Blue M135i F21

"Hate this car? Then you hate driving." - Clarkson, 2012
Appreciate 0
      12-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #15
Antares
The Garden of Evil
Antares's Avatar
Italy
3
Rep
304
Posts

 
Drives: dark-blue coupe
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Europe; rolling between Italy and Slovenia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petoz View Post
Thanks for the comments! Loving the car so far. Still need an opportunity to get it out of the city and go for a proper run. Last day of work for the year today!
Try not to get too many speed tickets
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2012, 01:56 AM   #16
JustinHuang
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

 
Drives: bmw E90 325 M sport
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Shanghai China

iTrader: (0)

What a nice car! 3 doors looks better than 5 doors, But I can only get 5doors in china
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #17
Caput Mortuum
Private
Finland
0
Rep
61
Posts

 
Drives: VW Scirocco 2011
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Finland

iTrader: (0)

Congrats. I want one of these so bad..
Appreciate 0
      12-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #18
Antares
The Garden of Evil
Antares's Avatar
Italy
3
Rep
304
Posts

 
Drives: dark-blue coupe
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Europe; rolling between Italy and Slovenia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustinHuang View Post
What a nice car! 3 doors looks better than 5 doors, But I can only get 5doors in china
The new 2er Coupe should be interesting for you


look at the new spy pics
Appreciate 0
      12-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #19
Petoz
New Member
Petoz's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
28
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Birmingham

iTrader: (0)

Have just had a run from Birmingham to Liverpool. Cruise control most of the way, 70mph or a little more, and have averaged 41.4mpg! This car continues to amaze me.
__________________
Estoril Blue M135i F21

"Hate this car? Then you hate driving." - Clarkson, 2012
Appreciate 0
      12-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #20
Jason
Administrator
Jason's Avatar
United_States
6713
Rep
16,678
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Congrats!!
__________________
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel

Appreciate 0
      12-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #21
halojereme
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: bmw
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: men cs

iTrader: (0)

Great upgrade from your previous car!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-20-2012, 06:50 AM   #22
tommybisler
New Member
0
Rep
24
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Awesome car mate.

I tried to start a new thread asking for M135i advice but these forums seem to have solid restrictions for new members!

I've started negotiations with BMW and I'm looking to test drive the M135i as soon as they can get one in. I'm looking for exactly the same spec as you:

Estoril Blue
Auto Transmission
Comfort Pack
Storage Pack

Is there anything else anyone can recommend. I'm not interested in Sat-Nav. I was hoping if someone could clarify whether the HK sound system is worth the upgrade? I'm quite into my dance music and with this in mind is the HK system aimed at sound accuracy (like a traditional Hi-Fi system) or is it fantastic for this sort of music? Would I be better off going with BMW's Pro system instead?

Finally, I haven't test driven one yet but I'd like to know what the ride is actually like. Is it firmer than the reviews make out or is it perfectly comfortable for the majority of drivers in Eco mode?

Many Thanks
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST