I was coming back from getting all four of my runflats replaced on my 335i free of charge at Bob Smith BMW in Calabasas, CA.
I'm going north on the 101 in Calabasas. I look to my left and to my surprise see the 135i in a red/orange color (turns out it's Sedona Red Metallic). I got close enough to POSITIVELY identify it as a 135i from the badging.
I was not really impressed by the photos I saw online, but I really liked the way it looked on the road. Definitely had a more upright body than other BMWs. The car is noticeable smaller than the 3 series (big surprise). It had a white BMW plate on the rear.
The car seemed to be attracting attention as I was not the only one who seemed to want to get a better look. The driver of the 135i was definitely not going the speed limit. I was going around 90 to try to catch up. I finally gave up because that would be stupid to get a ticket or get in an accident just to get a better shot of the 135i.
So that's my story. SoCal members, have you eyes peeled. The 135i is here already. I attached a pic I took with the iPhone. Not the best as it's quite far away.