Originally Posted by frankzlin79
1M is really for a different type of person. I don't think M3 will be affected by much...but 135i sales might.
Bingo. Not sure why anybody would bother with the 2012 135i (with it's huge price increase) when a lightly optioned 1M can be had for not a whole lot more. If performance is your primary concern, that's a no-brainer.
M3 hit's a bit different buyer/demographic