Originally Posted by 328IScreamer
I wouldn't say I am focused on feters and numbers, I was just trying to prove a point that the 1 series isn't necessarily an entry level BMW.
I owned an M3 before the 1 series so I am definitely aware of the feel and "unquantifiable" features that M cars bring to the table. That is why I was considering a newer M3 in the first place, I miss the feel and response.
About entry-level BMW you can read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_1_Series
This is not so say that 135i is entry-lever.
1-series was first introduced in 2004, with very tiny petrol and diesel engines in Europe. This is where the entry-level BMW is coming from.
These were the cheapest of the series BMW made.