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      02-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Thumbs up BMW M135i Bests Boxster for Top Gear Magazine Sports Car of the Year

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Thought this might be an interesting read for you guys.

On a sidenote it really pains me that I'm paying over $75k (USD) for my 116dA here in Norway when reading the verdict on this amazing car.
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      02-05-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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yeah it is a bit old, but it doesn't make it any less awesome!

332lb ft @ 1300 to 4500 rpm wtf

i've got to drive me one of these
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Brilliant. Thanks for posting you have just saved me 3.50. I was going to buy a copy from ebay
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yeah it is a bit old, but it doesn't make it any less awesome!

332lb ft @ 1300 to 4500 rpm wtf

i've got to drive me one of these
With my Hartge ECU tune I get a peak of about 400lb ft @ 3500 to 4500 : )

HP has climbed up to at least 360 but probably more with overboost. Hard to gauge on a rolling road. 0 - 60 dropped to about 4.4 seconds.
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      05-02-2013, 06:11 AM   #5
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Hope this isnt old.
Thought this might be an interesting read for you guys.

On a sidenote it really pains me that I'm paying over $75k (USD) for my 116dA here in Norway when reading the verdict on this amazing car.

Taken from the TopGear magazine iPad app:
Thanks for posting this, a nice read!

I guess I'm one of the few people who feel your pain about prices - I shelled out the equivalent of US$63.000/€48.000 for my 118d manual
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320/332 hmm, why does that sound familiar

Does the M135i have the same steering set up as the F30, TG seems to allude to its numbness. If this is the case its great that in spite of said steering, they still gave the M135i the nod. Good to know
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Nice read. Both are great car. Top Gear really love their Porsches. It's nice to see BMW kicking a little mid engine tail.
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Who the f*** proof reads these articles? "They comfortably exceed 150 MPGs" ?!?!?!?!? WTF???
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      05-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #9
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The M135i is the car to buy if you do not mind the ugliness.
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Thanks for posting this, a nice read!

I guess I'm one of the few people who feel your pain about prices - I shelled out the equivalent of US$63.000/48.000 for my 118d manual
DAMN

I have respect for you guys who are not in North America and can still afford these cars, its really pricey over there
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still, gotta be blind to pick a 135i sitting next to a boxster. I don't like boxster as I'm a carrera guy but there's no denying that the 135 is butt ugly compared to the bolster, no matter how better it is
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Hell 150MPG I am all over that. Placing order now lol
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Is this really a win for the BMW? It's got a ton more power and is only faster in a straight line

Yeah it's cheaper, but c'mon... This base-model, 200 lb-ft Porsche is the cheapest car they make, and Porsche performance only gets better from here... BMW's only get heavier
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...and BMWNA don't want to bring this Stateside!?

Thanks BMWNA for this along with all of the horrible decisions you make in determining what us Americans want to buy.

[Keep your Xdrive, give us back our Sdrive]

P.S. I hate both of those terms, just give us our true BMWs back.
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Who the f*** proof reads these articles? "They comfortably exceed 150 MPGs" ?!?!?!?!? WTF???
+1^ Exhibit B: the highlight blurb screams: "The BMW is the Best Sports Roadster on the Market Right Now and a Better Sports Car," even though the body of the article (on the same page, no less) claims exactly the opposite - "It's the best sports roadster on the market right now and I'd go so far as to say that it's a better pure sports car than the BMW M135i, full stop."
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Thanks for posting this, a nice read!

I guess I'm one of the few people who feel your pain about prices - I shelled out the equivalent of US$63.000/€48.000 for my 118d manual
i'd gladly trade you my cars (135i, now C63) to live in copenhagen or oslo. just think of the lower prices we pay as compensation for the crap quality of life we have here (southern 'merica).

that's all this "freedom" rethoric equates to anyways.. spending power.
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Hope this isnt old.
Thought this might be an interesting read for you guys.

On a sidenote it really pains me that I'm paying over $75k (USD) for my 116dA here in Norway when reading the verdict on this amazing car.

Taken from the TopGear magazine iPad app:
Thanks for posting this, a nice read!

I guess I'm one of the few people who feel your pain about prices - I shelled out the equivalent of US$63.000/€48.000 for my 118d manual
Wow! I can't believe how much cars go for over in Europe. I paid 28k usd for a 128i with leather, manual and sport pkg. It was a demo with 5k miles. I could buy a new M3 for what you guys are paying for a small engines 1 series.
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If only it weren't ugly. And a hatchback. An ugly hatchback...

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Lol please. The top model of the hideous 1-series vs the base model Boxter. If the Boxter is a possible purchase for you then you won't even glance at the M135.
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Lol please. The top model of the hideous 1-series vs the base model Boxter. If the Boxter is a possible purchase for you then you won't even glance at the M135.
ehhh i'm pretty sure there will be people that prefer to have an M badge (even if its a 1 series) than a base porsche. needless to say, the M135 has a lot of personality that would apepal to enthusiasts.

edit: awesome sig, lol.
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Thanks for posting this, a nice read!

I guess I'm one of the few people who feel your pain about prices - I shelled out the equivalent of US$63.000/€48.000 for my 118d manual
Here in Hong Kong, m135i is priced at US$70,400 (a large portion is tax levied by the gov't) and a waiting time of a couple of months.
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...and BMWNA don't want to bring this Stateside!?

Thanks BMWNA for this along with all of the horrible decisions you make in determining what us Americans want to buy.

[Keep your Xdrive, give us back our Sdrive]

P.S. I hate both of those terms, just give us our true BMWs back.
You need to stop blaming NA for that. You can't bring a car in the middle of its life cycle to a new market without going through the whole testing process again. It makes no financial sense, nor would Germany allow it.
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