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      01-25-2015, 05:16 AM   #177
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Why can't this come to the U.S.
Because you can buy an M3 for less money than we pay for a M135i in most parts of the world.

Just buy an M3 or M4.

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      01-25-2015, 05:21 AM   #178
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Because you can buy an M3 for less money than we pay for a M135i in most parts of the world.

Just buy an M3 or M4.

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But who wants a big, heavy 3/4-series when you can have an F20/F21?
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      01-25-2015, 05:46 AM   #179
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But who wants a big, heavy 3/4-series when you can have an F20/F21?
Me! I just bought an M135i for the same price an M3 costs in the US. If it was the same here I would have gone an M3 in a second!
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      01-25-2015, 07:44 AM   #180
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Me! I just bought an M135i for the same price an M3 costs in the US. If it was the same here I would have gone an M3 in a second!
Same

Back to the update....it does look a lot better, it's how it probably should have always looked.

It's interesting how these mid-life updates are becoming much more material, they use to be a simple light redesign or small subtle style change (a change which my mum/wife/non car lover couldn't notice). All brands are spending much more on updating throughout a models life. I had a Land Rover Discovery (wife's car), 2013 model which saw a new gearbox, and a number of other things added, only for them to completely change the front 9 months later, even though a new model is due out soon. I just changed this Discovery for a Range Rover Sport, got an MY15 model, only just to learn that from May they are adding more features /updates...

Cars are updated like bloody phones these days!!
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      01-25-2015, 08:47 AM   #181
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I've been looking at it since I was revealed and I still think for the most part the m-sport looks worse, only improvement are the front lights and the M135i now looks ridiculous at the front with those silver things around the vents

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      01-25-2015, 09:02 AM   #182
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I've been looking at it since I was revealed and I still think for the most part the m-sport looks worse, only improvement are the front lights and the M135i now looks ridiculous at the front with those silver things around the vents
If I wanted an orange or blue LCI M135i, I would definitely have all the grey details painted black.

I also agree that the M-Sport didn't improve much, but the non M-Sport looks a lot better in LCI version.
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      01-25-2015, 09:35 AM   #183
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This looks much nicer... I guess we finally found out where BMW redirect ALL its 6er LCI design force to~
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      01-25-2015, 03:20 PM   #184
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Looks great like this:



Too bad this 1-series will most likely be partially ruined with dumb settings when DSC is off.

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      01-25-2015, 09:43 PM   #185
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Will the ordered cars be available then, or will it not be possible to configure cars before that month?

I can't see any website configurators for the LCI yet.

The info I have is that the update version will only be on orders taken after the launch date. Existing model is in wind up. There would be a longer wait for the new model.
If you're really nice to your dealer, he will be able to order you a car to your spec at launch. Three months or so out, they have to order their launch cars, so there's a process...you just need to speak with o them about it.
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      01-26-2015, 12:07 PM   #186
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This is for me the LCI “evolution” of the M135i: the front end developed some kind of rictus, becoming the same with all the other models in the BMW line. Meanwhile, the lower lateral vents lost the middle line and became larger and more accentuated by the grey plastic all around, only to show other large panels of black non functional (except a little space for the intercooler on the right one) plastic. Oh, looking more carefully it does seem to have some utility, one of the parking sensors is now in that vent, black plastic of course, I guess it should be cheaper then painted. More interesting, in the real photo I don’t see anymore the two brake air ducts present on any M-sport kit and of course on the M135i, at least until know… if it’s true, BMW is really sticking to its (very bad) course of lowering costs and selling image and badges for the masses.

The back I find it a good match between a Korean car and a trendy (and totally useless) compact SUV… it perfectly “suits” the specific model and the same direction of the ultimate marketing machine, doing very well the transition to the “real thing”, the era of SUVs and mini vans of the future FWD 1 series.

Maybe I’m a little harsh and subjective, but I really don’t like the direction in which BMW is heading with its models, I really do hope the M2 will bring some fresh air in this context, other way, I think our ways won’t cross again soon…
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      02-01-2015, 11:29 AM   #187
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      02-01-2015, 04:33 PM   #188
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Yup, like your version better!
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      02-01-2015, 04:37 PM   #189
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Yup, like your version better!
Me too. Nice work.
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      02-02-2015, 12:48 AM   #190
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Here is the all versions:



























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      02-08-2015, 04:23 AM   #191
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      03-06-2015, 09:30 PM   #192
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almost same...
the front of f22 is much better for sure
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      03-07-2015, 06:24 AM   #193
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I spotted an info that is not 100% true regarding the color options! Estoril blue will be available for all c.c. in Europe as long as the M pack is selected as previously! Probably for some other countries it may be as stated in the opening post!
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      03-22-2015, 05:21 AM   #194
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New real life pics of the LCI in EB







You can find a bunch more at http://www.autoblog.nl/image-gallery..._Estoril_Blue/
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      03-24-2015, 05:56 AM   #195
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I didn't find engine codes. Does anyone know?
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I didn't find engine codes. Does anyone know?
116i = B38
116d = B43 (i think)
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      04-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #197
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      04-12-2015, 02:28 PM   #198
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Looks good. I do agree that this will sell well here in USA.
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