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      02-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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F21 M135i updated pics

Hey guys, feels good finally post my fist thread here as a f21 m135i owner.

received my car last week, quick first impression, this m performance car really feels different than the standard 335i/135i, something about the ride and engine is just more "M". again not as hard to drive as a 1M/M3.

Really BMW just create a beast that u can use everyday without shouting "M" everywhere.
What troubling me, people always asking if is this a M car? I always go back to audi RS and S explanation , the best explanation so far, anyone agrees?

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      02-25-2013, 05:05 AM   #2
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It's not an M car, there's no LSD and you can select an xDrive if you want. It's not an M-Sport either, which is just a trim level like the S-line for Audi. It's something else, in the same spirit as the M635CSi and has its own little piece of heritage as a result.
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      02-25-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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It's an MLite.
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      02-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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yeap, that make sense
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Scheneider. Congratulations. That is the first one I have seen in Jakarta. I live here too, and can't face having anything so sporty, but have one on order for when I get back to Switzerland later this year.

Are you near Grand Indonesia, I would love to come and see it sometime.
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      02-26-2013, 06:46 AM   #6
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Nice! I have only seen 1 other M135i in Switzerland yet, so it's a rare breed so far! On autoscout however around 70 are already available...
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      02-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #7
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Scheneider. Congratulations. That is the first one I have seen in Jakarta. I live here too, and can't face having anything so sporty, but have one on order for when I get back to Switzerland later this year.

Are you near Grand Indonesia, I would love to come and see it sometime.
Thanks lonant76, yes this is the first batch of delivery. Ithink astra bmw is still have 1 black m135. If u want pm me ur number ill give u the sales contact.

Im away frm jakarta a lot but pm me ur number i let u know when im around jakarta/ grand indo, if u wana cek it out
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      02-27-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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I seriously don't get how anyone can say that car looks ugly.

Perhaps if you get it sans M kit with the wrong colour/wheel combo you might have a point, but look at those photos people. Looks insanely good.
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      02-28-2013, 01:57 AM   #9
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I seriously don't get how anyone can say that car looks ugly.

Perhaps if you get it sans M kit with the wrong colour/wheel combo you might have a point, but look at those photos people. Looks insanely good.
+1. That's a beauty.
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      02-28-2013, 07:43 AM   #10
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Very nice car, love the color, my wife doesn't like the Estoril Blue, so we bought a black version of the F20

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Great pics of an awesome car
Drive it safe!
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      03-02-2013, 04:34 AM   #12
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Possibly the best photos I've seen of the m135i
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Great pictures of a beautiful car!
Did you wax the car right away or have applied some treatments to make it so shiny?
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      03-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #14
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Great pictures of a beautiful car!
Did you wax the car right away or have applied some treatments to make it so shiny?
Thanks, nope just normal wash but i believe since its new, the dealership waxed the car before delivery last week
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Hey guys, feels good finally post my fist thread here as a f21 m135i owner.

received my car last week, quick first impression, this m performance car really feels different than the standard 335i/135i, something about the ride and engine is just more "M". again not as hard to drive as a 1M/M3.

Really BMW just create a beast that u can use everyday without shouting "M" everywhere.
What troubling me, people always asking if is this a M car? I always go back to audi RS and S explanation , the best explanation so far, anyone agrees?

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Great pics congrats, still waiting on mine. About the m badge maybe this article might help you explain its quite interesting: http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/varlink1.jsp?lang=en&x=2807
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Thanks for your post, very nice pics! I am plan to order a M135i in middle of 2013, and very agree with the explain of S/RS line.
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I had a test drive in a M135i on the weekend and it was one of the most fun drives I have ever had.

I think it might be out of our price range and will go for the 125 instead, but damn it was a brilliant car. I think it may have swayed me from a strickly manual only driver as well. The VF 8speed is an amazing thing.
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Nice pics. Nicer camera though!
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Thanks for your post, very nice pics! I am plan to order a M135i in middle of 2013, and very agree with the explain of S/RS line.
order it, what other candidates?
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I had a test drive in a M135i on the weekend and it was one of the most fun drives I have ever had.

I think it might be out of our price range and will go for the 125 instead, but damn it was a brilliant car. I think it may have swayed me from a strickly manual only driver as well. The VF 8speed is an amazing thing.

125i is still a fast car, 6.5 sec? thats mini S JCW , GTI territory. ecu tune should do the trick
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Nice pics. Nicer camera though!
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125i is still a fast car, 6.5 sec? thats mini S JCW , GTI territory. ecu tune should do the trick
Thanks Scheneider. I'm really looking forward to the 125i. Aparently with the 8speed the 0-100 time is down to 6.2. Pretty quick indeed.
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