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      12-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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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.
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      12-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Congrats mate.
Thanks for sharing.
BEAUTIFUL!

Eagerly awaiting mine, same colour, same model.

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      12-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
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Looking very coooool
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      12-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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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...
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      12-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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Congratulations! What a beautiful car. Same color as mine. Enjoy it as much as you can!
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      12-04-2012, 01:16 AM   #6
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Congrats!!
Thanks for sharing.
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      12-04-2012, 03:22 AM   #7
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Congrats and enjoy!!
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      12-04-2012, 04:48 AM   #8
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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!
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      12-04-2012, 06:33 AM   #9
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Congrats!
Beautiful car. I also love the colour (I am biased towards the EB)
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      12-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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Great upgrade from your previous car!
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      12-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #11
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awesome car..
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      12-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #12
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Looks awesome. Congrats.
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      12-11-2012, 01:48 AM   #13
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      12-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #14
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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!
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      12-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #15
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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
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What a nice car! 3 doors looks better than 5 doors, But I can only get 5doors in china
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Congrats. I want one of these so bad..
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      12-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #18
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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
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      12-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #19
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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.
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      12-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #20
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      12-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #21
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Great upgrade from your previous car!
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      12-20-2012, 06:50 AM   #22
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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?

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