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      05-16-2016, 08:28 PM   #1
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M140i Official

Official announcement of the M140i update:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...hmentId=359431

Power 250kW
Torque 500Nm
0-100km/h in 4.8s (M), 4.6s (A)
No mention of cosmetic or equipment changes
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      05-23-2016, 03:25 AM   #2
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The very reason I went for an F30 in March over an M135i. Knew it was being replaced.

It'll be the same as the current M135i LCI but with the B58 engine instead. Bet it's brilliant!
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      05-24-2016, 06:58 PM   #3
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I'm about to purchase a M135i or should I wait for the M140i with the B58 engine?

Will prices for new M135i's drop in the next few months in Australia like they have with the larger models?

http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/u...24-gp2etn.html
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      05-25-2016, 12:51 AM   #4
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M135i went through big price drops in 2013 -- I doubt there's much more to come for M140i. It's pretty well priced, IMO.
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M135i went through big price drops in 2013 -- I doubt there's much more to come for M140i. It's pretty well priced, IMO.
I have 1 on order. I believe they are 145 cheaper than the 135i...
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      07-06-2016, 09:35 PM   #7
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glad i didn't bother waiting.. think i would have been a bit underwhelmed with the difference..
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      07-07-2016, 06:27 AM   #8
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glad i didn't bother waiting.. think i would have been a bit underwhelmed with the difference..
You taking $ or performance?
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      07-07-2016, 07:16 AM   #9
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You taking $ or performance?
Both!! Lol!!...
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      07-12-2016, 04:34 AM   #10
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I am 1 or 2 years away from my f30 lease ending.

Leaning towards an M2 with a JB1 or an m140i with the following mods JB4, DP, air intake and coil overs.

I think performance wise the m140i has it over the m135i, and for someone that wants to mod for performance the B58 makes power easier than the N55.
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      07-12-2016, 05:20 AM   #11
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Leaning towards an M2 with a JB1 or an m140i with the following mods JB4, DP, air intake and coil overs.

I think performance wise the m140i has it over the m135i, and for someone that wants to mod for performance the B58 makes power easier than the N55.
So you basically find the M140i and the M2 too slow for your needs in stock form? I also considered these cars, but found that I had no need for all that power.
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      07-12-2016, 06:32 AM   #12
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I am 1 or 2 years away from my f30 lease ending.

Leaning towards an M2 with a JB1 or an m140i with the following mods JB4, DP, air intake and coil overs.

I think performance wise the m140i has it over the m135i, and for someone that wants to mod for performance the B58 makes power easier than the N55.
Just my 2 cents, but I would wait until you've owned either until early you think much further about modding for power. They're both very fast, stock.
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      07-13-2016, 03:56 AM   #13
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So you basically find the M140i and the M2 too slow for your needs in stock form? I also considered these cars, but found that I had no need for all that power.
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Just my 2 cents, but I would wait until you've owned either until early you think much further about modding for power. They're both very fast, stock.
My current daily is a 500rwkw Ford Falcon with a ZF 6 speed.



I bought my wife a 2014 F30 328 and absolutely love driving it, apart from the fact that its too slow.

I have now installed a JB1 and it has made an improvement but no where near what I have always had in the past.
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So you will be using the car for drag racing? Then I understand the need for plenty of power! :-)
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      07-13-2016, 05:58 AM   #15
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Indeed...and even then, I'm not sure either the M2 or the M135i are necessarily the best tool in the box for drag racing...even when modified.

Both, however, offer significantly more launch than the F30 328. Also, pay close attention to what the various tunes actually offer. It's easy to boost the T6 power, but there can be reliability issues unless there's associated fueling and timing maps.
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Will be used as a daily driver, probably won't take it too far but it will see the drags aswell as some track days.
If it runs a mid to low 11sec pass I'll be happy.
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M135's manage mid 12s out of the box, so I'd reckon a M140i with lsd and sticky rears should give sub-12s a good fright
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M135's manage mid 12s out of the box, so I'd reckon a M140i with lsd and sticky rears should give sub-12s a good fright
That's what I was thinking aswell, the single spinner may not be needed on the street but it would be one of the first mods I do if they don't come standard or as an option.

Add a set of Toyo r888's and it should get out of the hole heaps harder.
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My current daily is a 500rwkw Ford Falcon with a ZF 6 speed.



I bought my wife a 2014 F30 328 and absolutely love driving it, apart from the fact that its too slow.

I have now installed a JB1 and it has made an improvement but no where near what I have always had in the past.
Maybe you should consider the next generation M5 with x-drive and a good tune to be somehow closer in performance with that beasty Falcon!
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      07-25-2016, 12:33 AM   #20
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I wish,

M5's are very expensive in Australia, plus I am looking for something smaller to use as a daily, the falcon chews too much fuel.

M140i or an M2 would be perfect, they just need a bit more oomph
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      07-28-2016, 05:25 AM   #21
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I wish,

M5's are very expensive in Australia, plus I am looking for something smaller to use as a daily, the falcon chews too much fuel.

M140i or an M2 would be perfect, they just need a bit more oomph
What will you be doing to your potential M140i mate?
As we both know, we have both raised the bar on XR6 Turbo mods in Australia and am keen to hear your thoughts.

As mine will be circuit based, it will be 245 front and 265 A050's with a wheel/offset upgrade.
Considering JB#, Water Meth for cooling but the boot is already pretty small for a rear mounted kit. Not sure washer bottle is the go.
Hopefully when I'm ready OBD tuning will be possible?
Been reading A LOT on the this B58.
Would love to run an E85% tune for the circuit, and 98 on the street like I do currently in the Turbo Taxi. 40% Ethanol done so far, but in 2 years when I'm ready, who knows?
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Does anyone here already owns a new M140i? Any ideias if it has a hidden exhaust mode like de M2? (Comfort + one quick touch in esp button)
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