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BMW 135i = love at first sight

I saw the commercials on SpeedTV and really liked this cool new car. Did not know it would be here this soon.

Tonight was out monthly BMW dinner and was shocked to see a brand new 135i pull into the parking lot...


Leith BMW brought this out for the group to share. Someone jokingly asked if they could drive it and the sales rep said it was no problem and handed them to keys on his own. :) Several people took a quick test drive around the block including myself. This 135i has the sport package and was a manual. I think the engine has 300HP. When you put the pedal to the floor you are PRESSED back in your seat! While it was stiff, it was very comfy with bumps in the road and such. This is an awesome car. It's like a compact 3-series, but even more fun. Some hate the body work, but I'm so in love with the bodywork, particularly up front.

This was quite a sweet surprise this evening and thank to Leith BMW for bringing out this wonderful little car. He was thoroughly impressed on how much we admired it and appreciated it.



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Mar. 21st, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
BMW series 1 looks nice as a coupe (or cabrio), but both hatchback body styled, which are more often to be seen here, DO look odd.
Mar. 21st, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
I really wanted to like the 1 series, but like the 335, the peg leg diff is a huge turn off. Worse yet, it now costs $4500 to put a decent diff into them.

My Mom's 335i is literally no fun at all to drive with traction control off. One tire fire out of every corner with zero acceleration. It's what persuaded me to just go find another E46 M3. :(
Mar. 21st, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness the Bangle-Butt-ization BMW styling appears to be diminishing! It's an attractive car, but the price point is perilously close to that of the 3 series when the car is optioned (as most here in the US will be).
Hopefully the dreaded i-drive was left out of this model as well?
Mar. 22nd, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
Wuufda ... I might have to desert the Swedes ...


I had a very polarized relationship with my one and only BMW so far ... a early 90s 325i coupe. 90% of the time it was wonderful; 10% it was dead (and undergoing *very* expensive resucsitation ;)).

When in San Diego last weekend I got the chance to take a short trip in my friend Robert's new 328xi (http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2008/3/328xiSportsWagon/default.aspx). Wow ... I was impressed.

The plan is to downsize after the Volvo is traded in, though so I was focusing on the Audi A3 and the Volvo C70. This will be added to the list!
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