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      07-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #45
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Sorry but i see no comparison to the 1M, this is basically an updated 135i....

Kinda offensive IMO to be comparing this car to the 1M actually.
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      07-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #46
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So what significant differences are there between the 1M and the M135i? To me they seem like rather similar concepts.
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      07-09-2012, 09:36 AM   #47
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Did u miss the + Canada part of the formula..? (Or, are u just fixated on the numbers & not the over-all point..?)
He was simply stating facts, much like you did.

South Africa has a population of 50 million, and we only buy +-2500 new BMWs every month.

Size doesn't always matter, does it?

(For the record and purposes of staying on topic, I'd buy an M135i in a heartbeat if I could realistically afford it).
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      07-09-2012, 11:22 AM   #48
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This is what North America will eventually will receive.

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      07-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #49
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This is what North America will eventually will receive.

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      07-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #50
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Sorry but i see no comparison to the 1M, this is basically an updated 135i....

Kinda offensive IMO to be comparing this car to the 1M actually.
not offensive at all, natural actually.. i acknowledge the 1m is about 75% different than a 135i, whereas the M135 is prob only 35% different than a 135i, but similarities remain. Ppl are going to stick to the engine output, which is very similar b/t the 1M and the M135i as their basis for saying they're similar.
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      07-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #51
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you can hear the engine in this video, what a sound

http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/07/09/vi...the-bmw-m135i/
Here's another video, 0-100 kph:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=D7PFHKrz0iw
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      07-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #52
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This is what North America will eventually will receive.
I very much doubt this is the final design. Just too simple to combine the greenhouse of the E82 with the front and lower body of the F21....
Not much designwork done, and IMO not worthy a new model name (2-series).
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      07-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #53
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I very much doubt this is the final design. Just too simple to combine the greenhouse of the E82 with the front and lower body of the F21....
Not much designwork done, and IMO not worthy a new model name (2-series).
The basics remain the same. ie the typical classic BMW 2dr outline as does the bloodline from the F20 remain. The details will change though to define the car as the 2er.
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      07-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #54
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More than anything the front defines a model series visually. So at least the front will come out different.
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      07-09-2012, 02:44 PM   #55
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Some real info about the philosophy and positioning of the M135i:

http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/05/13/bm...oject-manager/

(it's a car for the road, inbetween the ///M models (all go) and the M-sport (all show)
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so they are going to keep the same front end then ? that doesn't justify a 2 series name tag in my opinion
Did you not read the last bit?
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      07-09-2012, 04:48 PM   #57
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........The details will change though to define the car as the 2er.
let's hope so! Really need to improve the front.
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      07-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #58
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Straight from the horses mouth:

http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/varlink1.jsp?lang=en
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Thought I was going to have to jump ship and buy a cayman. I will be waiting for the 2 series coupe M235i.
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      07-10-2012, 06:38 AM   #60
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well I am still waiting to see the mules of this 2 series thing. I hope it would be as good looking as that baby Merc CLA
i hear u my man...same thing with me,ill get 2er or cla awd.Still waiting to see 2er mules

2er better be good b/c cla is just mind blowing
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      07-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #61
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Nope, size doesn't always matter.

But, words means things and I was not talking about the income dichotomy between 2 Countries either.

Just understand the context of my facts.. that Norway has less people (magnitude 50x less), on the internet, talking about BMW's than people in North America. If u have problems coming to terms with that fact, no forum can help you. Not a difficult point and not overly relevent to my response, was just a fact... that some seem unable to comprehend.
My point was that the ratio of negative versus positive comments about the looks was different in the American market. The number of forum users is not really relevant.
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      07-20-2012, 01:08 AM   #62
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Two new video clips of the M135i in action:





Can anyone translate the french?
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      07-20-2012, 03:04 AM   #63
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one thing i saw in the movie clip was the shot where the console is showing power and torque. thats really cool!
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      07-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #64
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Keep the videos coming, just been told my M135i isnt coming until December...
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      07-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #65
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Keep the videos coming, just been told my M135i isnt coming until December...
whats the reason ?

My son 's M135i is coming in september and is ordered in may.
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      07-20-2012, 10:43 AM   #66
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whats the reason ?

My son 's M135i is coming in september and is ordered in may.
I only ordered this week. My dealer is looking at it as they expected September based on their allocation.
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