Originally Posted by E82Pilot
The Throttle Response is amazing, the car jumps right out of your hands, and that was keeping it under 4000 RPMs.
I will report back next weekend, after I have had a chance to take it through the canyons.
I guess I would say my 135i is like a 300 HP Go Kart, and the M3 is like the Space Shuttle at launch.
By the way, I am keeping my 135i too. I guess now I will be able to do a real hands-on comparison of the N54 and M3 motors first hand.
I did run the 2007 335i and 2008 M3 at the same time for about a year. I did like the pull of the 335 much better. However, my 2011 M3 with intake and exhaust way out performs the 335 in more ways than one. The 335 was certainly missing all of the luxuries of the M3. I would be surprised if your small 135 doesn't feel pretty potent in comparison to the M3.
By the way, congrats on the beautiful car!