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      11-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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The M135i, beloved by many on this forum, actually made the shortlist of the 2012 EVO car of the year.

In order (from best to worst), according to EVO:

1) Pagani Huayra
1) Lotus Exige V6 (tie)
3) Porsche Boxster S
4) Mclaren MP4-12C
5) Porsche 911 Carrera
6) BMW M135i (8 speed auto)


M135i vs Porsche 911 in EVO's eCoty Track Battle video:

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A heated-up 1-series against a thoroughbred sports car? Have we gone mad? Not really. The M135i is one of the very best fast BMWs of recent years, despite being an ‘M Performance’ model rather than a fully-blown M Division product. And the Porsche 911 is still picking its wounds a little, the new 991-generation car beaten in its debut group test at the start of 2012.

A spec table comparison fares the BMW well, too. It weighs 45kg more than the Porsche and possesses nearly 30bhp less, but with its in-line six-cylinder engine turbocharged (and the 911’s flat-six naturally aspirated, as tradition dictates), it boasts 332lb ft – 44lb ft more than the Carrera and enough for it to lag just 0.1sec behind in the 0-62mph dash (at 4.9sec).

Performance should be very close on track, then, and while price is far from a key factor at evo Car of the Year, the Porsche starts at £71,449, well over double the BMW’s £29,995. Could a giant killing be on the cards?

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/perf...era_video.html

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i hope i didn't made the biggest mistake of my live for choosing highly specd 125i over low specd 135i

anyway, thanks for sharing
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i hope i didn't made the biggest mistake of my live for choosing highly specd 125i over low specd 135i

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Hate to say it...

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i hope i didn't made the biggest mistake of my live for choosing highly specd 125i over low specd 135i

anyway, thanks for sharing
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evoc...rt_review.html
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i hope i didn't made the biggest mistake of my live for choosing highly specd 125i over low specd 135i

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For what it's worth, the video is about the M135i, not the 135i.

But I would always choose a lower specced car with a better engine over a higher specced car with a lesser engine...
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URL was dead for me. Here it is raw:

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/perf...era_video.html
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It may have a great engine but its such an ugly car!
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But I would always choose a lower specced car with a better engine over a higher specced car with a lesser engine...
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It may have a great engine but its such an ugly car!
coupe hopefully will be a looker
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It may have a great engine but its such an ugly car!
coupe hopefully will be a looker
Not if it shares those headlights!!! :: puke ::
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Not if it shares those headlights!!! :: puke ::
I have a sneaking suspicion the 2 series will be a smaller 4 series.
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2 series a smaller 4? Well all the BMW's are starting to have a very strong family resemblance. 4 will probably look like a shrunken 6 and so on. The M235i will probably be very much like the M135i under the skin, with a coupe roof line and a few other appearance tweaks.
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Nice to know BMW still has these nice underrated cars. power steering handeling all there with the best.
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Not if it shares those headlights!!! :: puke ::
I have a sneaking suspicion the 2 series will be a smaller 4 series.


+1. I would rather go slow in a good looking car, than fast in a hideous car.
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Yes the Porsche is ugly isn't it
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i hope i didn't made the biggest mistake of my live for choosing highly specd 125i over low specd 135i

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The 125i is a great petrol car, just with less noise and more mpg!
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+1. I would rather go slow in a good looking car, than fast in a hideous car.
So I guess you never drive your X6 fast?

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For what it's worth, the video is about the M135i, not the 135i.

But I would always choose a lower specced car with a better engine over a higher specced car with a lesser engine...
Dude trust me, If i would be still livin in states i would be also driving V8's, and not give a f*ck about gas price!
So i hear you on the bigger engines, but you gotta keep in mind that your average gas price is half the price from the ones i get here, plus average salary in PL is maybe one of a third from what your getting...

stupid economy
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Dude trust me, If i would be still livin in states i would be also driving V8's, and not give a f*ck about gas price!
So i hear you on the bigger engines, but you gotta keep in mind that your average gas price is half the price from the ones i get here, plus average salary in PL is maybe one of a third from what your getting...

stupid economy
In Norway we have pretty good salaries, but the cars with bigger engines have extreme taxes, so we still struggle to afford them. That is why the 116 is the common choice here.

Besides, our speed limits are rather low, so high power engines are wasted anyway.
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