Many feel that the spirit of the E46 M3 lives on in the 135i, so the two cars are often compared. 1addicts member PKumarM3, longtime owner of a track prepped E46 M3, recently shared why he feels the 135i not only matches but exceeds a stock E46 M3.
The DCT dual clutch transmission and N55 engine has come to the 2011 1-series and Car and Driver takes their first drive of the 135i with this new motor and transmission configuration. Check out their initial assessment inside.
The BMW 130i is the big winner of the long-term test ranking by one of Germany’s leading car journals, Auto Bild. Covering 100,000 kilometres or more than 62,000 miles without the slightest problem, BMW’s sporting compact not only achieved the best result throughout the whole of 2009, but also took over overall leadership among all cars ever tested over this distance. In response, the professional car testers gave the BMW 130i their 1+ grade (equal to AAA) and acknowledged BMW’s sporting performer as the “Best Auto Bild Long-Term Test Car of All Time”.
This is the first professional review of the BMW Performance 135i and 335i that we have seen. Verdict? Read inside.
Automobile Mag provides its 4-seasons wrap-up of their 135i after 20,000+ miles of ownership. 1 series fans won’t be disappointed.
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The folks over at Bimmerfile have gotten a chance to drive the 135i with performance package parts and have given us a look at their review.
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