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X5HogTown
08-19-2007, 07:59 PM
No pricing but it looks like we're getting the 128i and 135i to start. I heard they'll be shipping February.

http://www.bmw.ca/com/en/index_highend.html

http://www.bmw.ca/media_gallery/media/image/1Series_01_640x480.jpg

BMW_7
08-19-2007, 08:06 PM
http://paultan.org/archives/2007/07/23/bmw-135i-coupe-not-as-pure-as-we-thought/


A brochure for the BMW 1-series coupe has been leaked out onto the internet, and it reveals to use some juicy details about the BMW 135i, which BMW wants to position as the new BMW for driving purists, something to replace the likes of the E30 M3.

We find out that the 135i Coupe has an unladen weight of 1,560kg, and the BMW 335i Coupe according to BMW Malaysia’s website has a weight of 1,505kg. Now that can’t be right. How can the 135i Coupe be heavier than the 335i Coupe?

Taking a look at the 135i Coupe’s brochure again, it appears that BMW UK calculates their weight differently by including a 90% tank filling, 68kg for driver, and 7kg for luggage. So we compare to the BMW UK figures for the BMW 335i Coupe and we get 1600kg for the manual, and 1615kg for the automatic.

That’s a mere 40kg difference between the 135i Coupe and the 335i Coupe, both manual versions and running the same 3.0 liter twin turbo engine. How will this attract the driving purists who want something light and “tossable”?

40kg is kinda like the weight of an underweight female passenger. The only thing the 135i has going for it is a shorter wheelbase and a smaller body. But maybe BMW has something else up it’s sleeves - no one has driven the 135i Coupe yet. Maybe it is better drive, some way, some how.

kidneykill
08-19-2007, 11:10 PM
Looking at the only interior picture, the rear leg room looks non-existent... def 2+2!

denisemichel
08-20-2007, 09:41 AM
looks very nice!

5JABIJ8
08-20-2007, 09:52 AM
*love*

e46silver
08-20-2007, 12:41 PM
I'd take one...*th-up*

98323IS
08-22-2007, 06:25 PM
I guess no pricing info is available yet? That is a great looking car! I actually LIKE a new BMW design? Uh oh......lol :D

Wannabe
08-22-2007, 10:02 PM
maybe you will have to trade the STI in

e30_kid89
08-22-2007, 10:05 PM
i read through the broshure.......i would skeet pretty badly if i got the chance to drive one.....only new bmw I like so far, with the e92 m3 in a distance second...

98323IS
08-23-2007, 12:07 AM
maybe you will have to trade the STI in

In a heart beat I would!!!! The STi is fairly quick and has a great AWD system.........but I call it my japenese pepsi can. It's so "tinny". That 135i is gonna be a pretty hot car. Plus I'm like a certified midget so lots of room for me! I wonder if you or Steve will fit in it?