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10242007, 09:26 PM  #23 
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The weight of the 135i on BMW's site is a mistake. There's no way in hell this car is 500 pounds more than the 128i!!
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So when BMW posts a SPEC, you would rather assume it was wrong based on absolutely no data. You do realize its not that much of a smaller car, its very easy for it to have a similar weight. In fact it would be very easy for it to weigh more with a change in only a few materials.

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There's plenty of power here, but what I'd like to know about is the wheel base compared to a 3 Series. If I could find a modernday version of an E30 to stablemate with my 325i, I'd be thrilled. 

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The number on the BMWNA site is a typo. Unladen weight for the European spec 135i is 1560 kg. Note: that includes 75 kg for driver and luggage (as do all BMW curb weights to date!).
That's 3440 lbs. I'd expect the US model to be the same or more due to a greater level of standard equipment (electric seats and moonroof are not standard on the Euro model)  though I don't know if BMWNA is still using the EU convention (curb weight plus 75 kg for driver/luggage) for listing their unladen weights. Therefore, the difference in mass between the 135i and 335i isn't particularly large. I think it's vastly overhyped, myself, and it's difficult to see what real incentives this car offers over the 3er. The 123d is a more interesting product.
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you will see a 40kg difference, which is about 80 pounds. Thank you. 

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10242007, 10:16 PM  #33 
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Sort of like when you have a 3 and a 6 side by side and you realize that the 6 isn't that much bigger?
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The 1 series is 10 centimeters shorter, yet has a 4 cm higher roof line. The result? Well you can see the result. 

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Thanks again for the sheet. 

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I notice no time frame for this product is given other than "eventually". I wonder just how close there are to having this ready?
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Many of you are forgetting the whole premis of the 135i ..! It's ment to be a smaller, more agile, "tossible" car..! It's a BMW clubsport mentality that the grosely oversized e90 cannot duplicate. Hell, the e46 was getting a little on the BIG side, the e90 is just too large for sportiness. It's too long and elegant. Learn what the BMW engineers put into this car, both in design and performance before you think the 335i is a big brother to this smaller beasty! There not even the same car when it comes to handling. The first clue is the 6pot Brembos up front... the 335i doesn't even offer this. Some of you need to get a clue and READ..! Garrett 
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If you can get this car with the upgrades for around 35k40k, then its a very good deal for the performance considering the engine hp/torque. It would be a much better car for autocross than the 335i, which needs a LSD, tires, wheels and coil overs/sways to even begin any real level of competitiveness based on my experience. I personally think the car looks great, except for the longish head light casings.

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