Originally Posted by Zeroday
If that's the premise then BMW has missed their mark. It is only slightly smaller than the 335i and it is barely lighter, therefore it is barely any more tossable than the 335i. The 335i is lower btw.
You 1 series fanboys are ignoring factory specs and making things up.
Stop just assuming stuff and go read or watch the engineering video about the 135i. The suspension and handling characteristics are different than the 335i.
It is a more "tuned" suspension than the 335i, it has a more e30 feel to it than a bigger, sloppier 335. Size alone isn't why this car is more agile, nor is it because of it's leaner diet..!
Your basing all your ignorant post based on specs, but we know that those can only tell half the story. Thee "feel" and mauverability isn't found on the spec sheet. Go pick up the lastest EVO magazine and read the "best M Car" article a couple of times to get an idea of how specs don't mean EVERYTHING.
Yes, on papaer, the 135i doesn't look that much different. But you don't drive a car from a spec sheet, but from behind a wheel..!
BMW's engineers have repeatedly said they worked hard in bring back the feel and dynamics of the older more "driveable" cars. Their resurecting the DNA from earlier models. You keep hanging your head on how it only marginally lighter and shorter.. etc. So.. The e46 was smaller shorter and BETTER than the e90..!
I suggest you goto BMW-TV and learn a few things before you keep spewing more ignorance.