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Old 06-02-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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Curb Weight 135i vs e39 540i

3,373 lbs. on the 135i vs 3775 lbs. for the 540i....
Couldn't BMW do a bit better than 402lbs?
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:43 PM   #2
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The 1 series is effectively a shortened 3 series. There wasn't much in weight savings at all.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:09 PM   #3
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Well weight would really be the only reason I'd grab one....
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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that's the trend these days...More technology, stiffer chassis, more safety equipment, quieter interior = heavy ass cars.

Just look at the e30's...dimensions wise, it's probably similar to the 135i (guessing), but they were only 2700 lbs.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:17 PM   #5
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Fuel economy? I guess I don't get 1t.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:44 PM   #6
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Heh, got both and I just have to say... the 135 is a pocket rocket. The 540 is no slouch, but just can't match. The only thing the 540 has going for it is the 5 seater, lateral stability (I feel anyway), awesome low end growling.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:30 AM   #7
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Heh, got both and I just have to say... the 135 is a pocket rocket. The 540 is no slouch, but just can't match. The only thing the 540 has going for it is the 5 seater, lateral stability (I feel anyway), awesome low end growling.
Agreed, i just test drove a 135i today, and man was i impressed... 300hp in those little bastards make for a scary fun time. The cabin room, trunk space, etc reminded me completely of my E36 coupe dimension wise so just think about how much a E36 weighed. The 1s are pretty much the same!
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