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      02-14-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
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M3 Coupe vs. 135i coupe

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      02-14-2008, 03:09 AM   #2
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these two haven't been up against each other yet, if i'm correct? interesting size comparison...the 135i is a lot bigger than i thought.
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      02-14-2008, 03:13 AM   #3
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god damn 135i ugliness really comes to life next to M3
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      02-14-2008, 03:34 AM   #4
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god damn 135i ugliness really comes to life next to M3
true!!!!
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      02-14-2008, 04:03 AM   #5
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Well..... the M looks great.
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      02-14-2008, 04:11 AM   #6
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i like the 135i with the exception of the front headlights...but you're right, its nothing compared to the m3. but it definitely wins in the reflector department.
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      02-14-2008, 08:11 AM   #7
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I like both of them. I wish the M3 would have just made the corner triangle of the headlight the reflector and left off the eyesore. I don't understand why they didn't do this actually. If you could get a 135i in the US without a @#%$* moonroof I might want to add one of those later as well. M1 anyone?

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I know this a M3 board but I have to say, despite being next to a M3, the 1-series looking extremely good.
Make M-version of it and I'm pretty sure I would pick it over the M3.
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      02-14-2008, 09:06 AM   #9
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god damn 135i ugliness really comes to life next to M3
You really think so? I think the 135i is a great looking car. More chisled and boxy. But, the new M3 is a beautiful car and not to many cars will look good next to it.

Excellent pictures btw!
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      02-14-2008, 09:10 AM   #10
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I know this a M3 board but I have to say, despite being next to a M3, the 1-series looking extremely good.
Make M-version of it and I'm pretty sure I would pick it over the M3.
wonder what kind of engine they would throw in there? no way that v8 is going to fit...or would it???
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wonder what kind of engine they would throw in there? no way that v8 is going to fit...or would it???
an updated version of the 6-cylinder M3 E46 engine
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      02-14-2008, 11:30 AM   #12
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And this is how 135i owners are going to feel when they pull up next to an M3...
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      02-14-2008, 12:01 PM   #13
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M3 is so sleek compared to 135i. But those reflectors
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      02-14-2008, 04:49 PM   #14
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the 1 series looks like a kid on crack compared to the kid on steroids (m3)
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the 1 series is worst than i thought when put next to the 3. tailights and head lights are a disaster
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135 is poor man's M3 for sure....
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The 1 series looks like the retarded child of the mother that also gave birth to the M3.
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      02-15-2008, 02:54 AM   #18
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The 1 series looks like the retarded child of the mother that also gave birth to the M3.
hahahah.
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      02-15-2008, 03:18 AM   #19
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And this is how 135i owners are going to feel when they pull up next to an M3...
yep...and my wife will be happy with that. She wants to sell her JCW Mini and get a 135i.
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      02-15-2008, 03:43 AM   #20
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<snip> M1 anyone?
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If they made an //M version of the 1 series, they wouldn't call it an M1. The M1 was the first ever //M car. It's iconic. They wouldn't sully it's name by giving it to the bargain basement model in the range.
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      02-15-2008, 06:23 AM   #21
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the m1 also had a mid mounted engine and was more of a supercar of sorts...

now if bmw made the tii, i would get that over the m3, but that's not happening so looks like '10 m3
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If they made an //M version of the 1 series, they wouldn't call it an M1. The M1 was the first ever //M car. It's iconic. They wouldn't sully it's name by giving it to the bargain basement model in the range.
you sound pretty sure of that...there has been a lot of talk whether an M car based on an 135i would be call an M1 or not. some say that the original M1 was a long time ago and that if it were recreated it would take the name M10 (which has been reserved by BMW already). i wouldn't be surprised if they called it an M1, but i think that the whole Tii is a better avenue for BMW to go down with the new 1 series.
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