BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > Second Generation 1 Series Forum > 2012 BMW 1-Series Sporthatch (F20) Discussion > Video: Chris Harris Reviews BMW M135i vs Audi RS3 on Road, Track and Dragstrip
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #23
InterJon
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alabama

Posts: 183
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NICKTENN
And these aren't coming to the states why?????
Too ugly?
InterJon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 09:22 PM   #24
notan///m
Colonel
 
notan///m's Avatar
 
Drives: AY F80 (in the oven)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 2,014
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
sweet!!!
__________________


CCA Member

notan///m is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 09:31 PM   #25
red-sauerkraut
.
 
red-sauerkraut's Avatar
 
Drives: x-car/m-car
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: northern hemisphere

Posts: 3,736
iTrader: (0)

I'd just love to see xDrive added to the mix!
red-sauerkraut is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #26
NICKTENN
Private First Class
 
NICKTENN's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 F150 FX4 Crew Cab 5.0
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Memphis TN

Posts: 161
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by InterJon View Post
Too ugly?
I dig the looks (front end) more than the current 1 series in the states.
__________________
2012 335i Sport Line, Mineral Gray, Everest Gray, Aluminum/Black dash, Premium, Parking, Premium Sound, Technology, Sport Trans, Heated seat/steering. BMS Stage 1 tune.
NICKTENN is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #27
BMW-RaceR
Private
 
Drives: 2010 Mini Cooper S, 74 Beetle
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Norway

Posts: 74
iTrader: (0)

Great review by Chris Harris as always!
BMW-RaceR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 09:55 PM   #28
BMW-RaceR
Private
 
Drives: 2010 Mini Cooper S, 74 Beetle
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Norway

Posts: 74
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ovekvam View Post
Maybe Harris doesn't know that there is now a fake differential brake that enables itself when you switch off the DSC? I suspect that is why he didn't have his expected traction problems.
I can not tell 100% for sure..
But when he is talking about LSDs from about 15 minutes into the reviews. He says he find it hard to criticize BMWs open diff AND THE ELECTRONICS.
So he probably knows. Chris is not the guy do drive on a track with DSC, DTC and that stuff.
He can can usually feel the difference between a Torsen LSD, and a Clutch type LSD. So I don't doubt he figured out that the car had some form of E-diff if he was not aware. Most likely he knew about it before the review..
BMW-RaceR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 10:24 PM   #29
bimmerjph
Lieutenant Colonel
 
bimmerjph's Avatar
 
Drives: 2002 BMW 325i
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tennessee

Posts: 1,973
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jatran661
38mpg from an n55 ? How come I get 20mpg for the us spec n55? Is it cause theres something to do with the quality of our gas?
Two reasons:
The biggest one is that the 1 US gallon equals roughly 1.2 UK gallons. And the other is that M135i has 8 gears where yours has 6 or 7 depending on your transmission. I suppose gas quality could be a factor too, but it would not be a significant as the other two.
bimmerjph is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #30
scflaw
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E93 3'r
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: HKG

Posts: 502
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by InterJon View Post
Too ugly?
agreed! Car looks weird, the audi however looks very nice.
scflaw is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 10:42 PM   #31
SHFT
Second Lieutenant
 
SHFT's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 135i 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Charlotte

Posts: 258
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scflaw View Post
agreed! Car looks weird, the audi however looks very nice.
+1 its like BMW did it on purpose knowing that face only a owner could love
__________________
aFe, UUC, Macht Schnell, REMUS, ETS, BMS and some other shiii...
SHFT is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #32
rideontwo
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 E92
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NYC

Posts: 204
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by HasanK View Post
This just came on today, hope you enjoy it




Sorry the earlier link didn't work and thanks Ovekam for backing me up there, Cheers.
Why oh why can't this hatch be available to us U.S. buyers. Come on BMW USA bring us a hatch.
rideontwo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 11:00 PM   #33
Mr.Metak2you
Brigadier General
 
Mr.Metak2you's Avatar
 
Drives: LEXUS LS(DailyDriver)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Astral Projecting: ∞ 23.516 -122 02.625 0242.101 ĕv'rē-hwr'

Posts: 4,750
iTrader: (15)

Garage List
I actually prefer the way the M135 looks over the boring Audi design. Chris did a great assessment of those two vehicles!
__________________
Mr.Metak2you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 11:37 PM   #34
RiefferD
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: Crimson Red 135i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Florida

Posts: 352
iTrader: (0)

I hate that Bmw won't sell these in the U.S.
__________________
Thats whats good about this site though, you try it so that I know not to....
RiefferD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 12:39 AM   #35
WeekendDriver
Private
 
WeekendDriver's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M135i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 68
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerjph
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jatran661
38mpg from an n55 ? How come I get 20mpg for the us spec n55? Is it cause theres something to do with the quality of our gas?
Two reasons:
The biggest one is that the 1 US gallon equals roughly 1.2 UK gallons. And the other is that M135i has 8 gears where yours has 6 or 7 depending on your transmission. I suppose gas quality could be a factor too, but it would not be a significant as the other two.
If 1 us gallon = 1.2 uk gallons, the us MPG figure should be higher, right?
WeekendDriver is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 12:43 AM   #36
Guam135i
Private First Class
 
Guam135i's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 BMW 135i, 08 128 Cab
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Guam

Posts: 169
iTrader: (0)

BMW blows their doors off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________

70 Morris Cooper S * 08 BMW 135i Coupe * 08 BMW 128i Convertible * 03 BMW 525i Touring * 1995 BMW M3
Guam135i is offline   Guam
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 12:50 AM   #37
Itgb
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2003 M3 Vert
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego

Posts: 198
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WeekendDriver View Post
If 1 us gallon = 1.2 uk gallons, the us MPG figure should be higher, right?
Um, no. The conversion is the other way around.

38mpg(UK) = 31.6mpg(US)

On another note, those headlights on the BMW are still hideous.
__________________
2003 BMW M3 Vert AW/CIN | 2010 Audi A4 Avant | 2006 Scion xB | Past: 2005 Volvo S60 2.5T, 1986 MB 190E 2.3-16
Itgb is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 12:55 AM   #38
socal135
Private First Class
 
socal135's Avatar
 
Drives: Carbon Black 135is
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southern Cali

Posts: 145
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jatran661 View Post
38mpg from an n55 ? How come I get 20mpg for the us spec n55? Is it cause theres something to do with the quality of our gas?
Be happy with 20 mpg, I average 15 mpg with a 135is
socal135 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 01:13 AM   #39
Mickcasey
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 1.16 F20
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: TURKEY

Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

He has to test again with 135 xdrive.
Mickcasey is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 02:01 AM   #40
DrivenByE30
Colonel
 
DrivenByE30's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 F30 Lux 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: OC - SoCal

Posts: 2,800
iTrader: (0)

Thumbs up just driving scenes... no non-sense talking

DrivenByE30 is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 02:26 AM   #41
washy
Second Lieutenant
 
washy's Avatar
 
Drives: M235i/F56 MINI Cooper S
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK

Posts: 246
iTrader: (0)

Cool review from Chris Harris as ever there.

The car sure does look a little contreversial, but it is an epic little car and I am really enjoying mine. Most fun I have had in a car in a while TBH.
__________________

2008 E82 125i M sport Alpine white
2008 E88 135i M sport Titanium silver
2012 F21 M135i Estoril blue
2014 F22 M235i Mineral white
washy is online now   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 02:51 AM   #42
wolz
Second Lieutenant
 
wolz's Avatar
 
Drives: bmw F20 120d
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: sweden

Posts: 216
iTrader: (0)

what a fantastic review, finally. Gotta love Chris harris. He test the cars exactly how it is supposed to be done, adresseing the right questions, gives a very detailed and understandable feedback about the feel of the car etc Obsiouly knows what he's talking about.

The engine-noise of that M135 gives me goose bumps, lovely!

Chris states "it is the bargain of the year". I would go even further, gotta be the bargain of decades

If I could wish for just one more thing I would have liked to see him drifting the car, just to see how the electronic diff keep up in that aspect.

He does mention it is "not as natural driftcar as 1M" because of the missing limited slip diff but he is impressed with the electronic diff. Would have liked to see how much "worse" it is at drifting.

sure the looks aren't the best but in every other aspect the M135i is such a winner.
wolz is offline   Sweden
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 03:00 AM   #43
franzzz
Lieutenant
 
franzzz's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i E92
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: ITALY

Posts: 416
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickcasey View Post
He has to test again with 135 xdrive.
+1

it' obvious that the Traction "4" advantage in Standing start !
__________________
BMW F30 AHybrid 380cv JB&MPE - Liquid Blue - step 8m - Paddles - Navi prof - USB - DivX- DVD - bluetooth - Voice Control - Connected - Apps - Online - Traffic Info - Speed Limit Info - Veneto Beige Seat - Full PDC - Rear Cam - HID Fog - Roof - Antitheft - Servotronic - Adaptive M Sport - K&N Filter
franzzz is offline   Italy
0
Reply With Quote
      10-18-2012, 03:00 AM   #44
RazBimmer
Private
 
RazBimmer's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i, 650i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UAE

Posts: 81
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Metak2you View Post
I actually prefer the way the M135 looks over the boring Audi design. Chris did a great assessment of those two vehicles!
+1
RazBimmer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bmw f20 1 series forum, bmw f20 forum, bmw m135i forum, bmw m135i forums, f20 1 series forum, f20 1-series, f20 1-series forums, m135i forum, m135i forums

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST