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      01-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #23
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Maybe you can put on the M135i badge? Nobody will be able to tell the difference anyway.
Uhm hello? M135i has two exhausts, unique wheel rims, silver mirrors, and a 6-cylinder sound.

Joe Average might not see the difference, but M135i owners will.

Anyway, this topic reminds me of Fiat owners that put a Ferrari sticker on their car. Or women that stuff their bra.
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      01-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #24
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Uhm hello? M135i has two exhausts, unique wheel rims, silver mirrors, and a 6-cylinder sound.

Joe Average might not see the difference, but M135i owners will.

Anyway, this topic reminds me of Fiat owners that put a Ferrari sticker on their car. Or women that stuff their bra.
Don't try to be what you're not. Be proud of what you are/have.
I'm with you 100%

I simply don't understand why anyone would want to pretend their car is something it isn't. If one of my friends put an M135i badge on anything that wasn't an M135i I would rip them to shreds for it.
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      01-08-2013, 07:50 PM   #25
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Uhm hello? M135i has two exhausts, unique wheel rims, silver mirrors, and a 6-cylinder sound.

Joe Average might not see the difference, but M135i owners will.

Anyway, this topic reminds me of Fiat owners that put a Ferrari sticker on their car. Or women that stuff their bra.
Don't try to be what you're not. Be proud of what you are/have.
Do you really, I mean, really believe that a sensible person that is not a dedicated BMW freak even knows that an M135i has grey double spoked 5 ray trims on it and a double exhaust pipe?...I mean.... really do you mean that this is common knowledge to the ROW (knowing that majority of 1-series buyers don't even know the car they own and bought is RWD)?

I overheared a chat between management trainees in my company that had to order a car. Two master engineers that didn't have a clue that the 1-series they could order where RWD. When I asked them "what is the benefit of RWD", they both said: "NONE, you have to avoid it, it's old school!!". Actually, they couldn't understand why BMW claims to be premium when they are still on ancient RWD technology!! WTF??

When I told them my mate ordered an M135i, both of them asked me.... What the hell, he's a millionaire or what??? The M/// badge they know, although they don't know what it means by a loooooong shot. For them a 114d with an M badge is Mythical and by consequence admirable, a 550i with Msport and all the dynamic/active candy without an M/// badge is just a common vehicle to them.

So put the M/// badge on, and enjoy the perfect superlative 125i as a sublime everyday car that really is a magnificent ride!

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      01-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #26
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I'm with you 100%

I simply don't understand why anyone would want to pretend their car is something it isn't. If one of my friends put an M135i badge on anything that wasn't an M135i I would rip them to shreds for it.
Since you're a purist, but 99% out there isn't. Probably you feel proud about it also, but You shouldn't. It's not because we all know, we're better.
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      01-09-2013, 12:25 AM   #27
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An M badge.
At worst, perhaps it will get a chuckle or a snide comment from the purists who see it.
It is not going to harm the world
As you can see in picture below, this is when mods and add on are wrong.
This is when you have to say 'NO' thats not right!!!!!!. Then laugh
This proves the point, any car that has 'Bolt on crap' to imitate, does not fool anyone.
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      01-09-2013, 01:40 AM   #28
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Lol thanks for all the opinions. Certainly some differing ones!

In the lead up to my car arriving, I guess I'm obsessing over every little thing as a way to manage the excitement. The car is already covered in M badges to be honest. How many, one of every wheel and one on the steering wheel? Am I missing any?

One I get it all I'll want to do is drive!!
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      01-09-2013, 03:36 AM   #29
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Truthfully I'm hoping my 125i will get mistaken for an M135i often
Why do you hope that? Would you get any advantage if they think it is an M135i?
I'll admit its a silly vanity thing. Rather have someone mistake your car for one that is more expensive than one that is cheaper.

My 125i with its spec costs the same as a base M135i actually, so if I cared THAT much I would have gone for the one that had the badge not the toys!
What's that got to do with it? My 118d cost more than an m135 . Can I badge mind up too? Lol

To anybody that knows your car will be a 125. Unless you're going to modify the exhausts.

Take all the badges off and stop worrying about trivial crap lol
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      01-09-2013, 07:19 AM   #30
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What's that got to do with it? My 118d cost more than an m135 . Can I badge mind up too? Lol
I think you spent too much on options!
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      01-09-2013, 10:07 AM   #31
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I'm thinking of going the opposite way and debadging mine. I wish I'd have ticked the box on this when ordering the car.

A cleaner rear on the F20/F21 looks much better imho.
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      01-09-2013, 10:08 AM   #32
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Do you really, I mean, really believe that a sensible person that is not a dedicated BMW freak even knows that an M135i has grey double spoked 5 ray trims on it and a double exhaust pipe
No I don't believe that. Thats why I said: "Joe Average might not see the difference, but M135i owners will."
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      01-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #33
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I didn't even feel right about putting the ///M license plate frame from my M3 on the M-Sport when I got it.
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I didn't even feel right about putting the ///M license plate frame from my M3 on the M-Sport when I got it.
When it didn't feel right to you, it's a good thing you didn't. But when it would have made you feel better, it's a shame you didn't.
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I'm thinking of going the opposite way and debadging mine. I wish I'd have ticked the box on this when ordering the car.

A cleaner rear on the F20/F21 looks much better imho.


I am told by my dealer that if you want to de-badge your car, just use dental floss to remove the badges (this is how they do it)
Use the same action as you would on teeth
A see-saw action with the floss held to the duco by one finger on each side works a treat and does not harm the badge or duco.
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A see-saw action with the floss held to the duco by one finger on each side works a treat and does not harm the badge or duco.
It also helps to heat the glue with a hair dryer.
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It also helps to heat the glue with a hair dryer.
Thanks for the debadging tips guys.
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Be careful that you don't apply too much heat if you are using a hair dryer, you could blister the paintwork.
If it is warm enough just use the floss.
A mate tells me that he used a spray of WD40 or similar lubricant as it allowed the floss to slide between the adhesive backing and the paintwork and wets the adhesive so it does not restick. You then wash clean the area with your car wash and polish the area with a cloth.
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Do you know if it's possible to remove "Urban" side badge using dental floss as well?
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Do you know if it's possible to remove "Urban" side badge using dental floss as well?
Are you not proudly urbane?
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Are you not proudly urbane?
I quite like the styling itself, especially the combined leather/cloth upholstery, but the badge and the door sill designation look a bit over the top IMO.
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      01-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #42
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It should be OK if it is a double sided tape badge
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Debadge it!
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It annoys me to see people putting m badges or rs badges on there car while they are not.
With my knowledge of cars i can make out the difference if it is an m or rs version or not.
I would debadge it to surprise unknowing pricks in big 5 series or a6 stinking diesel cars and like them to think, oh my god get out of my way with youre '1 series f20' until you step on your gas.
I will always love rather 'small' cars with big engines like an m135i, ttrs,rs3' megane rs,focusrs etc etc...
Big diesel cars and suv's are major pollution cars, ok also gasoline cars but not as much.
If they can upgrade the range mileage of electric cars, for sure a tesla roadster or tesla model s for me!
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