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      02-18-2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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Thumbs up newest Fifth Gear episode -- 135i coupe shoots down Cayman in lap test =)

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4483

Well it looks like the 135i coupe can definitely go on the track.
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      02-18-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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Not really sure why they said the 135 has a LSD but thanks for the post nonetheless
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      02-19-2008, 12:06 AM   #3
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Hmmm.. the 135i is no joke (course not, has the same engine as our cars assume you have a 335i or 535i).... It's subjective, but to me the 135i had it over the porsche in the drift contest.
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      02-19-2008, 12:51 AM   #4
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I'm really starting to like that car. It would be a nice DD...
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      02-19-2008, 01:01 AM   #5
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      02-19-2008, 02:13 AM   #6
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BMW won all 3 competitions IMO too
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      02-19-2008, 02:56 AM   #7
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      02-19-2008, 03:08 AM   #8
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      02-19-2008, 03:23 AM   #9
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      02-19-2008, 03:39 AM   #10
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why didnt they use a cayman s?
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      02-19-2008, 03:42 AM   #11
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why didnt they use a cayman s?
regular cayman was already 6000 pounds more than the 135i with M stuff all over it. caymen S is even more than that, and they'd be completely different cars for different purposes
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      02-19-2008, 03:43 AM   #12
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135i has a LSD??
i doubt it, i thought that was an M only feature
i may be wrong
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      02-19-2008, 05:11 AM   #13
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regular cayman was already 6000 pounds more than the 135i with M stuff all over it. caymen S is even more than that, and they'd be completely different cars for different purposes
I always thought the Cayman was E92 category..
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      02-19-2008, 05:27 AM   #14
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135 shoots down Cayman?

please, it was a difference by one second.

You can't even really compare the cars, one is a 2 seater and the other is an entry level four seater... two different markets
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      02-19-2008, 05:58 AM   #15
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135i has a LSD??
it doesn't.. but i think they have something call Automatic Brake Differential or something, like one side of the rear wheel's brake will control the amount of spin that the inside cornering wheels gets when the power comes, so all the propulsion won't be wasted spinning the tire that has less grip
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      02-19-2008, 06:46 AM   #16
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No question about it. If I didn't have the cash for an M3, I'd take a 135i any day.
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      02-19-2008, 11:40 AM   #17
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      02-19-2008, 11:54 AM   #18
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does the 135i have a LSD?
may be a stupid question but could someone please tell me during those lap test, where they driving with th DSC switched off?
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      02-19-2008, 11:56 AM   #19
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honestly this comparo is laughable. a base cayman! compare the 135 to the cayman S and the 135 get stomped on, just like the Cayman S was chosen over the e92 m3 on the only two comparos there are between them.
the cayman S is a pure sports car, the 135 and m3 are not.
i understand where you're coming from, but the cayman S is obviously a better suited lap car than a 135i - imo the cayman S vs. 135i comparison would be a joke. the 135i wouldn't even stand a chance.

the 135i starts at 36k. the cayman S almost doubles the price(~63k). the base cayman is also more expensive than the 135i(50k). the fact that the 135i beats the cayman on the track while also having more practicality with 4 seats and some actual trunk space, speaks alot about how good that car is. let's not talk about how badly the 135i would rape the cayman & cayman S if you spent $30k on the 135i to bring it up to what you'd pay to get a cayman S.
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      02-19-2008, 12:01 PM   #20
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Agreed, a better comparison would of been the Cayman S VS the 135I. Once Porsche gets off their a** and gets serious with a LSD for the Cayman, and putting in the 3.6 Liter the Base 911 has, then its lights out for many cars including the 911 itself. Cayman is a purer mark. The 135i is a nice place to start.
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      02-19-2008, 12:05 PM   #21
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No surprise here...
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      02-19-2008, 12:28 PM   #22
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I think is definitely a surprise- a 135i beating a Cayman? I didn't think that would happen...props to BMW for that one.
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