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      01-03-2013, 05:58 AM   #23
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Video played OK here. BMW lap time is 2 seconds faster.
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      01-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #24
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Love the noise in the m135i. Its funny that after the 135 the subaru seems to be dead quiet. Great job BMW
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      01-03-2013, 08:50 AM   #25
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Someone really needs to compare: M135i dct vs 1M vs M3 dct. I would really like to see THAT video on and off track.
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      01-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #26
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Wtf? Why cant i watch the video in my country? Ma chao hai!!
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      01-03-2013, 09:23 AM   #27
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Sure the M135i is a pretty capable car, but the triple-LSD, user controlled center diff STI would eat it on a snow track. Or getting out of a snow bank after getting parked overnight in a snow storm. Pretty rare events for 99% of the people reading this thread, but here in Northern Canada, it may be worth it
The M135i is also available with xDrive


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      01-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #28
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I love this car
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Also, I'm pretty sure they guy has said it wrong... I thought the M135i came with the 8-speed ZF automatic, not the double clutch gearbox....
Agreed, this also caught my attention. Funny how so many journalists struggle to keep their facts straight .
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The headlights on the new 1 series look terrible.
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M135i is such a good DD and track car that is quite hilarious to see only negative comments related to its front design.
First of all this car must be seen in person, driven hard and only after these actions some more realistic comments must be expressed!
On the other hand I'm really curious how the x-drive version would react compared with the rwd one
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The only real rivals are from Merc (A45) and from Audi (S3/ RS3)....
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On the other hand I'm really curious how the x-drive version would react compared with the rwd one
According to the asphalte.ch review, it definitely remains RWD biased
The weight distribution is naturally worse, with 54% front / 46% rear.
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      01-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #34
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We can't even watch the video in US
Try this it worked for me.

http://youtu.be/ORmy3q8ctL4
Link worked. Thanks
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      01-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #35
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Love the noise in the m135i. Its funny that after the 135 the subaru seems to be dead quiet. Great job BMW
Great job BMW with the Active Sound - Engine noises!
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M135i.... Test driven and purchased, just brilliant!!
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      01-04-2013, 07:25 AM   #39
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can some of post a copy of the Top Gear article M135i vs Boxster S sports car of the year.

I cannot buy the mag where I live.

I know the M135i won, but would love to read the article.

Thanks in advance.
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M135i is such a good DD and track car that is quite hilarious to see only negative comments related to its front design.
First of all this car must be seen in person, driven hard and only after these actions some more realistic comments must be expressed!
On the other hand I'm really curious how the x-drive version would react compared with the rwd one
I agree. A car must be seen, then the love affair will begin.
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      01-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #41
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It seems like an odd comparison to put up the RWD 2-door version of the M135 up against the STi sedan on the track. For a track comparison, it would make more sense to use the xDrive 4-door version of the M135 (which should also weigh more) against the STi hatch (which weighs slightly less than the sedan).
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      01-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #42
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It seems like an odd comparison to put up the RWD 2-door version of the M135 up against the STi sedan on the track. For a track comparison, it would make more sense to use the xDrive 4-door version of the M135 (which should also weigh more) against the STi hatch (which weighs slightly less than the sedan).
This is a uk review and the M135i is not available with xDrive in the uk.

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      01-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #43
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Someone really needs to compare: M135i dct vs 1M vs M3 dct. I would really like to see THAT video on and off track.
Dack, if you want to provide the M3 and M135i, I will provide the 1M!

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      01-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #44
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This is a uk review and the M135i is not available with xDrive in the uk.

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Ah, I wasn't aware of that for the UK as we don't get any model of the M135 here in the US.
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